He Carries On The Legacy

Our Experience Sicily friend, Sicilian cart painter Michele Ducato, was featured this week on Medianews Extra in Italy. You may watch the interview, which is in Italian, here: https://youtu.be/h5LjSKeZc6M?t=36s. Although the interview is in Italian, those non-Italian speakers can appreciate the visual. The camera takes you into Ducato’s workshop in Bagheria, where we often bring…

Small-group 

One of my favorite visits during our Enchanting Sicily tour is with artist Michele Ducato in his studio. Michele the keeper of the Ducato family business: painting Sicilian carts. He is so generous with his time and sharing his knowledge about his craft. 

Oh, Amore Mio! Tesore Mio!

Oh, Amore Mio! Tesore Mio! (Oh, my love! My treasure!) … Can’t you hear her say? Love is in the air and on Sicilian carts with their illustrations of chivalry from “Orlando furioso” and other stories of princesses and knights. Master cart painter Michele Ducato in Bagheria showed us this cart, almost completed, in his…

Sicilian Fiat 500

There are many treasures in Castelvetrano, and this Fiat 500, painted by Ceramiche Galfano in the style of the Sicilian carts, is one of them. Therefore, on your way to or from Selinunte archaeological park, be sure to leave some extra time to stop by to visit this masterpiece!  Galfano has ceramic miniatures for sale…