It Takes A Village

Thank you to everyone who came to meet us at the Experience Sicily booth and hear us during our concerts at this weekend’s New York Times Travel Show … from the stateside team: Madeleine, Giulia, and me, Allison (pictured)! (We missed our Sicily side team led by Evelina!) I especially want to thank my father…

Let’s Go To The Show

Amuni’! Let’s go! Hop on board for the 2018 New York Times Travel Show, Sat. Jan., 27 and Sun., Jan. 28. in New York City at the Javits Center! Experience Sicily invites you to visit us at Booth #665. Additionally, I’ll be performing Sicilian folk music on the Europe Culture Stage on Sat. at 12:45…

Ficus On the Prize

This ficus tree (technically called a Ficus macrophylla) was planted in the Garibaldi Gardens of Palermo’s Piazza Marina in 1863 in recognition of the founding of the new nation of Italy. It is considered to be one of the largest ficus trees in Europe. 

A Palermo Legend

During the Spanish Inquisition that took place in Sicily between 1478 and the 1700s, Friar Diego la Mattina was an Augustinian monk who was jailed periodically for a number of counts against him. Legend says, that in 1658, he was falsely accused by the Spanish of heresy, and he was sentenced to death.  Before his…