Street in Salemi, Sicily
Entrance to shop in Caltagirone, Sicily
Palermo is a wise woman. An antique postcard next to a photo from May 2019 of the Martorana Church in Piazza Bellini illustrates that. We change, and she watches. Music about Palermo, written by Allison Scola and Joe Ravo. Performed by Villa Palagonia music duo… https://villa-palagonia.com/music/palermo-2/
The Sicilian legend of Colapesce was illustrated beautifully during the 2019 Archi di Pasqua of San Biagio Platani. Colapesce is a hero in Sicilians’ eyes. Born Nicola di Messina, the name Colapesce is rooted in Cola from Nicola and Pesce, fish. Colapesce was nicknamed so because he was an apt swimmer who could hold his…
“Parts unknown” in Il Capo Market, Palermo… Eric and I ate the frittola! How adventuresome are you? What is frittola? You ask? Sicilian street food… And you don’t really know which parts of the animal you are eating…. Let’s explore Palermo’s markets together during Stirring Sicily this September. More at https://experiencesicily.com/tours-of-sicily/2019-tours-of-sicily/stirring-sicily-west-sept-2019/
Get your hands in the dough this September 19-26 during Stirring Sicily, our Experience Sicily hands-on cooking in Sicily tour. Full itinerary at https://experiencesicily.com/tours-of-sicily/2019-tours-of-sicily/stirring-sicily-west-sept-2019/ Contact me me here or at AllisonScola@experiencesicily.Com for more details.
Buon Ferragosto! Ferragosto is the most important holiday of the year for Italians after Christmas and Easter. Synonymous with thoughts of the sea and the mountains (i.e. Vacation), the name Ferragosto is the more common name for the Catholic Feast of the Assumption which occurs annually on August 15.
The original mosaic artwork from Sicilian King Roger II’s Hall in the Palazzo dei Normanni (12th century) in Palermo and the print copying it, created by Gioaria di Marilena Trovato. I can’t wait to hang this art in my home with the others in the set I purchased in the Norman Palace.
During Stirring Sicily, our hands-on cooking in Sicily tour from September 19-26, we’ll delight in a boat excursion to see L’Arco Azzurro (the Blue Arch), pictured here, among other sites, along Sicily’s coast at Capo Zafferano. Join us! Contact me today at AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily.com to take advantage of a special offer. Let’s cook, eat, savor wine,…
If I could have been anywhere last night, I would have been in the UNESCO town of Scicli (pictured), dancing the pizzica tarantella and tracing out with all the other tarantate at the Taranta Sicily Fest. *sigh* Another time!