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…
My return from Sicily has been made a bit easier because of beautiful weather in New York City; weather that allows me to wear my “Sicilian Cart” sandals.
During a planned surprise today (a surprise for our guests), Day 10 of Savoring Sicily, we were graciously hosted by Michele Ducato in his workshop. Michele is a fourth generation Sicilian cart painter from Bagheria, and he proudly showed us a cart he’s currently outfitting. We all loved learning about the culture of the carts…
Experience Sicily’s Evelina Buttitta was in Cefalù last evening for the street food festival, and she sent me this photo she took knowing that I would love this hand-painted food cart, decorated in the style of the traditional and historic Sicilian cargo-carting carts. 💙💛💚
The perfect ending to a perfect morning in Castellammare del Golfo! Silvio and his pony Napoleano were in the piazza with his cart giving rides to children… And then to me. Mille grazie Silvio! It’s all about interactions with Sicilians. This is what makes a truly memorable experience!
This was the package for my recent U.S. supermarket purchase of grapes from California. Sicily calls to me wherever I am!
For Sale! No kidding! This Sicilian cart somehow made its way to the United States, and now is in a gentleman’s garage in the Hudson Valley. It was reclaimed from a barn full of junk, and the current owner is seeking a buyer. It was hand-painted and crafted in Palermo. I have more photos, provided…
My cousins Giulia and Silvana in Palermo gave me this ceramic necklace. They said that they knew I’d love it. They were right!
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.
On my recent visit to Taormina, I couldn’t resist purchasing these earrings featuring Sicilian carts.