The Pelagie Island: Lampedusa

The Mediterranean island of Lampedusa belongs to Italy, Sicily and is the largest of the Pelagie Islands. This island, nearer to Africa than Europe, is part of the African continental shelf, and the fauna and flora of Lampedusa are similar to those of North Africa. Lampedusa is famous all over the world because of its Read more about The Pelagie Island: Lampedusa[…]

The Woman in Sicily

The sicilian soul expresses itself through the proverbs. They represent a secular knowledge and inspire the behaviours and the way you act. In particular, there are several proverbs reffered to women. The figure of woman in Sicily is very linked to the role of wife and mother. The man is the head of household, but Read more about The Woman in Sicily[…]

The Cribs

The Cribs are the symbol of Christmas. The Cribs-Statues and the traditions are different all over the world. In Sicily there are especially two characters in every Crib: The “Scantato” and the “Lagnuso”. The first, the “Scantato”, i.e. the “Frightened”, is motionsless, with wide arms, the hat in the hand and the lost and enchanted Read more about The Cribs[…]

(Italiano) La festa di Santa Lucia a Siracusa

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Quando pensiamo alla Sicilia, ci vengono subito in mente le sue spiagge cristalline, il suo patrimonio artistico e culturale e il suo Read more about (Italiano) La festa di Santa Lucia a Siracusa[…]

festival sicilia estate 2017

Festival that you cannot miss in Sicily during the summer months!

Festivals are a great opportunity to spend the hot summer days in the company of culture and in this case Sicily offers plenty of opportunities between cinema, theater, music and art.