On the island of Sicily, at one of Europe’s southernmost points, plans are underway to bring the solar supply chain to the continent’s shores.  Italian energy company Enel announced in April last year that, with grants from the EU and Italian government, it will invest €600m to expand its existing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels production facility...

The City of Tampa is proud to honor the 31st anniversary of our Sister City Agreement with Agrigento, Italy by lighting up the skyline in the national colors of Italy: green, white, and red. This will take place beginning at sunset on February 5, 6, and 7 as a symbol of our deep friendship and cultural exchange between our two cities. Agrigento and...

On Friday, January 20th, 2023, Veronica Di Grigoli took members of the National Capital Lawyers Auxiliary on a virtual journey called “Escape to Sicily.” Little did they know it should really have been called, “A Taste of Sicily.” In an ingenious presentation, Di Grigoli guided the audience through 13 separate invasions of Sicily by highlighting th...

About 1.5 kilometers from Stromboli's northeastern edge lies a sea stack known as Strombolicchio, believed to have been produced by volcanic activity. Sharp cliffs that plunge straight into the water give the island its distinctive appearance. The mountain's slopes are of great ecological significance since they shelter numerous endangered species...

Margie Raimondo’s first documentary, The Soul of Sicily, won The Best Short Film or Documentary at The Taste Awards. Raimondo is an author, chef, filmmaker and farmer focused on preservation and agriculture. The documentary was born out of her desire to shine a light on farmers who are at the heart of the food industry. On Feb. 1 The Taste Awards p...

I was born in Palermo, Sicilia, on July 12, 1966; we lived in the little town of Gangi. My dad, mom, her mother Giose and her father Giacomo and I traveled 11 days by boat to the United States of America. We arrived just in time to celebrate my second birthday at the port of New York on July 12, 1968. Our original stay was brief, and we returned to...

The island of Sicily in southern Italy is one of the country’s top tourist destinations, and now it is offering visitors the chance to stay an extra night for free. The region’s president hopes the initiative will boost quality tourism by encouraging vacationers to stay longer. The scheme, named “See Sicily,” follows the lead of other Italian citie...

Italy's culture ministry has announced the 10 finalists for the 2025 edition of the Italian Capital of Culture.  The shortlisted towns and cities vying for the title must present their bids to a jury appointed by the culture ministry in Rome on 20-21 March. The jury will then be tasked with recommending the most suitable candidate for the prestigio...

One of the “next big things” in wine is Sicily. It is one of the trendiest wine regions that will experience a real “boom” in 2023, followed by Paso Robles in California, Douro in Portugal, Piedmont and Mendoza. This is the result of a survey conducted by Colangelo & Partners, one of the leading American integrated communication agencies specializi...

During our last two weeks in Sicily this past fall, we set out to explore previously unvisited villages and cities. First on our list was Punta Secca, on the southwest corner of the island. The charming seaside village has become popular in recent years as the fictional “Vigata” in the RAI television series “Inspector Montalbano,” adapted from Andr...