Trapani’s Procession of the Mysteries

Holy Week in Sicily is remarkable. Countless towns observe la Settimana Santa with solemn processions and rituals. The region’s Spanish cultural roots are most apparent during these passionate practices. Last year’s Good Friday, observed today in 2016, I was fortunate enough to be in Trapani, where I took this photo of the unforgettable Processione dei…

The Mysteries of Good Friday

Yesterday in Trapani I witnessed the Mysteries, or I Misteri. Local confraternities representing different professions carry these centuries-old statue-scenes depicting the stations of the cross. Marching bands accompany the scenes playing dirges and the confraternities and bands sway in sync. It is beautiful and sad and full of emotions! A beautiful scene!