Recently relegated Palermo has announced a change in ownership, with American-born Paul Baccaglini to take over the Sicilian club from Maurizio Zamparini by the end of the month. A statement on Palermo’s website says Baccaglini and Zamparini met Tuesday and closed the deal following a positive outcome of due diligence. The club says “therefore the...

La Vucciria food concept è un marchio made in Sicily composto da 500 piccoli e medi produttori agroalimentari siciliani che punta al mercato americano, giapponese ed europeo. Per questo, è stato presentato in Italia all’Avvinando Wine Fest e a breve arriverà ufficialmente negli States, al Fancy Food Show di New York (dal 25 al 27 giugno), dopo un’a...

Sicily’s Jews were banished from this island in 1492, the victims of a Spanish edict that forced thousands to leave and others to convert to Roman Catholicism. More than 500 years later, a nascent Jewish community is planting fresh roots in the Sicilian capital, reclaiming a lost, often painful, history, this time with the aid of the local diocese....

Foreign ownership has been a trend for many of Europe’s top leagues over the last two decades. Most clubs purchased from foreign owners have been in the Premier League. Over the last few seasons Serie A has seen an influx of new owners from various clubs all over the football pyramid. In particular there has been a notable trend of American ownersh...

On Monday, April 3, Shawn Baxter, the Cultural Attache responsible for Social Affairs, reopened the headquarters of the American Consulate together with Palermo’s Honorary Consul, Barbara Cucinella, and the city’s Mayor, Leoluca Orlando. Numerous professionals, artists, scholars and American researchers who live, study and work in Sicily were prese...

Dopo il successo della proiezione capitolina alla Casa del Jazz, e la presentazione all'Italian American Institute di New York, il 23 aprile arriva finalmente in Sicilia "Sicily Jass - The world's first man in jazz", il documentario di Michele Cinque che racconta la leggendaria figura di Nick La Rocca, trombettista e autore del primo disco inciso n...

L’11 e il 12 marzo prossimi, in occasione dell’anniversario dell’omicidio del poliziotto italo-americano Joe Petrosino, l’Ersu di Palermo e l’Associazione “Joe Petrosino Sicilia” promuovono il Joe Petrosino Celebration 2017, giornata commemorativa nei luoghi che videro ospite il celebre poliziotto durante il suo soggiorno nel capoluogo siciliano, 1...

American-born Paul Baccaglini is Palermo's new president ahead of his fund's takeover of the Serie A club. Maurizio Zamparini announced he was stepping down last week after 15 years in charge and Palermo confirmed Baccaglini's appointment on Monday. Baccaglini, who was part of an attempted takeover of Palermo last year with Frank Cascio, is buying...

Palermo will be home to the largest biotech research center in Europe: Italy has published in the Official Gazette the 113 million Euro tender that will assign the construction works to build Fondazione Ri.MED’s Centro per le biotecnologie e la ricerca biomedica (Cbrb) in the town of Carini, 20 kilometers from Palermo. The Center will host a struct...

The “Vie dei Tesori” (Masterpiece Road) program that helps visitors to Palermo discover its cultural heritage sites is a good model for local authorities as they prepare for the city's year as Italian Capital of Culture in 2018. Last year, the number of visitors that took part in the project hit a record 250,000. The resources available to authorit...