Shining Light On Palermo’s Multiculturalism¬†

Today for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember that for generations before the Spanish Inquisition (roughly 1478-1834), Sicily was home to thousands of Jews who lived side by side with their fellow citizens who represented a multicultural salad in the middle of the Mediterranean Basin. Palermo honors the history of its diverse citizenship with street…

Three’s Company

In Palermo’s ancient city center, street signs maintain the languages of past years when a mix of cultures occupied the city’s streets–wait… A mix of cultures still do occupy the city streets. They are just different cultures, and therefore, different languages. Today, instead of Sicilian, Hebrew, and Arabic, you’ll find Sicilian, Italian, Arabic, and perhaps…