I recently read Dacia Maraini’s memoir “Bagheria.” In her book, the well-known Italian writer details returning to Bagheria after World War II. She describes in detail the natural beauty of the Conca d’Oro in the 1940s and 1950s before massive over-development changed the landscape. This photo was taken by my Uncle Stefano in June 1950.
What She Wore in the Conca d’Oro
A 19th century peasant’s dress from the Conca d’Oro area. The Conca d’Oro is the name of a region once rich with citrus groves. “Oro,” for “golden” with oranges and lemons and “Conca,” like crescent, as in the shape of the region along the north coast of Sicily. The Conca d’Oro includes the city of…