Made in Sicily

Before purchasing any kind of souvenir, I recommend you ask where it was made. Many items appear to have been made in Italy or Sicily, yet in fact, they were made somewhere else… far, far away. There are beautiful, handcrafted items that are made in Sicily, sometimes that were crafted following centuries’ old traditions. These…

It’s a Symbiotic Relationship

In the beginning of October, Ragusa celebrated the 20th annual “Ibla Buskers Festa di Artisti di Strada.” The Baroque city’s piazzas were full of musicians, circus performers, artists, and–probably most important, spectators. The Associazione Culturale Edrisi and ibla Buskers aims to illustrate the symbiotic relationship between performers and audience and the best street art in…

Abballati! Abballati! A Traditional Tarantella

“Abballati, abballati, Fimmini schetti e maritati, E si n’abballati bonu, Non vi cantu e non vi sonu…” “Abballati Abballati!” is a traditional Sicilian tarantella. “Abballati” is an invitation to dance… “Single and married women (next verse: single and married men), and if you don’t dance well, I’m not going to sing or play for you!”…