Never stopping, today, I fit in some horseback riding on Etna at Sicily Horse Riding, which specializes in taking tourists through the forests and terraced vineyards of Etna (and on the beach too!). After an enlightening wine tasting on the slopes… and our journey through the bush, I thanked Maya, for letting me ride her…
Christmas Presepio In Sicily
Scene from a Christmas presepio created by Zio Lillo (Uncle Lillo) in Sant’Angelo Muxaro.
High Ho Folk Art!
The bridle gear and breastplates created for the horses that pull the Sicilian carts are elaborate extensions of the carts’ decorations. This detail gives you an idea of this other form of folk art.
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…
It’s in the Details
It’s in the details: a horse outfitted to pull a Sicilian cart.