Bagheria’s Sicilian Carts

While in Bagheria on Wednesday, we had an extraordinary meeting at the workshop of Michele Ducato, one of the last painters of Bagherese Sicilian carts. Pictured is a detail from a cart on which he’s currently working. In addition to learning about the “family business” and the construction of the carts from Michele, Giovanni Di…

Bagherese Cart Drivers’ Songs

  The singer on this cart is performing a traditional cart driver’s song (for a contemporary celebration). This photo was taken in Santa Flavia, near Bagheria. Bagheria is not only renowned for its tradition of building intricately decorated carts, but also for the tradition of virtuosic singing employed by the cart drivers. The drivers’ songs…

Detail of Sicilian cart wheel. #experiencesicily #palermo #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #italy #italia #sicily_tourism #sicilytourism #sicilytravel #sicily_travel #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #igerssicilia #instasicilia #ig_sicily #igfriends_sicilia #ig_palermo #gf_italy #fotografipalermitani #museopitre #museoetnografico #siciliancart #carretto #carrettieri

At Christmas, we acknowledge the power of the great mother and all she brings to our lives. Merry Christmas, Buon Natale, and as Sicilians say, Bon Natali. This painting, found on a cart painted by Giuseppe and Michele Ducato of Bagheria and located in a passageway in Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve, is of Our Lady…

Vibrant narrative paintings on the panels of Sicilian carts depict scenes from operas, famous battles, and chivalric stories. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph #siciliancart #carretto #bagheria #carrettieri #chivalry #painting #folkart