“Imparerai a tue spese che nel lungo tragitto della vita incontrerai tante maschere e pochi volti.” This month’s book is an interesting and fascinating story, from a brilliant author who created yet another masterpiece for the Italian literature.  Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) was an author, narrator, and playwright who reached his fame in the theat...

Today, the Sicilia DOC Consortium opens registration for US wine professionals to its first Sommelier Competition. Applicants will need to pass a three-step selection process testing their knowledge of Sicilia DOC wines and indigenous Sicilian varietals as well as their presentation skills. Three finalists will be flown to Sicily in October to comp...

Italy is famous all over the world for its  production of wines of the highest quality and of the most varied types. Today in Sicilia there is a typology of wines that is attracting attention, namely Etna wines Classic method. On the slopes of the Sicilian volcano has found home the production of sparkling wine. Here you can discover what this wine...

To friends and family growing up, Danny Sabatello was “The Italian Stallion.” No mystery there: His roots trace back to Palermo, Sicily, and he loves the “Rocky” movies. But that was then, back before the former Division I wrestler began to build his own fighting legacy — and not a fictional one like Sylvester Stallone’s iconic character. He needed...

“Taormina, earthly paradise on a babbling sea” , as the famous writer Čapek defined it and he was not wrong: the enchanting beaches, the enormous historical, artistic and cultural heritage make this place one of the most beautiful places to visit in Sicily. So, here’s what to vsit for a perfect holiday in Taormina! Taormina is a city located on the...

9 times destroyed and 9 times rebuilt. Catania has risen from its ashes after every devastating earthquake. It was 1693, the year of the last earthquake that razed Catania to the ground: the Baroque style reigned in the world of art and architecture. The city was then rebuilt in this style, using the characteristic black lava stone. A choice that h...

Pizza, pasta and gelato: the holy trinity of Italian food. And while the first two have conquered the rest of the world, no other country yet has succeeded in making gelato quite like the Italians do. A more intense form of ice cream, containing less dairy and served slightly warge.. and spring... and winter. Go for a walk any evening, any town, an...

San Vito Lo Capo is a real treasure of Sicily, located between Palermo and Trapani. This “postcard” sea and the long golden beach are the main reasons why many spend their holidays here. Yet, San Vito Lo Capo is also much more. San Vito Lo Capo offers postcard views thanks to its sea colored in blue and emerald shades. The establishments are all we...

Louis Prima was a very talented Italian American jazz singer, trumpet player and bandleader. Fans knew Prima as a polite and friendly celebrity. He always signed autographs or posed for pictures with a smile. He was born in New Orleans on December 7, 1910. His father, Anthony Prima, was the son of Sicilian immigrants from Salaparuta. His mother, An...

The freshly restored 50th anniversary edition of “The Godfather,” with director Francis Ford Coppola in tow, is set to open Italy’s Taormina Film Festival on June 26. Paramount’s latest restoration of what is arguably one of the greatest films of all time, conducted under Coppola’s watchful eye, will be kicking off the eastern Sicilian fest in its...