Say Cheese

New friends who my client Anthony and I met in the piazza in Marineo, Provincia di Palermo, the town from where Anthony’s father emigrated to the U.S. In the early 20th century. These gentlemen helped us locate Anthony’s distant cousin who lives down the street from the piazza.

A Kid in a Pastry Shop

A kid in a pastry shop–better than a candy story, I think. A little nostalgia for today: my dad’s birthday–and in anticipation of Father’s Day (US) on Sunday. Here’s my father Peter at 8 years old in Bagheria at my great uncle’s pasticerria Bar Aurora. Written on the back of the photograph, my uncle Stefano…

Where the Guys Meet-Up

When traveling to smaller cities and towns, in the piazzas and at the local bars, you will see men congregating and very few women. (Bars in Italy aren’t like bars here–they are all-day, family-friendly social centers based around cappuccino, espresso, sandwiches and baked goods, soccer broadcasts, and cocktails; hence, not just cocktails.). The home is…

Due ragazzi Bagheresi. Two teenagers from Bagheria. #ragazzi #bagheria #palermo #sicily #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph #siciliafoto #igerssicilia #instasicilia #sicilytravel #experiencesicily