The wine list of Tenuta Capofaro, one of the five Estates of the Tasca d’Almerita family is the most innovative “Wine List of the World” 2022 according to the magazine “The World of Fine Wine”, which awards the map with an unusual selection of wines or a particular personality that shapes them, after a rigorous selection made by an international ju...

The Sicilian Puppet Theatre (Opra) is a characteristic theatre performance where the puppets, animated by “puppeteers”, represent the exploits of the greatest medieval heroes who fought for Christendom against the Saracens. In particular, the most recurrent theme in the Opra was the clash between the paladins of Charlemagne and the Muslim warriors...

ARIES – The first sign of the zodiac, these rams love to be number one and aren’t afraid to dive into challenging situations, no matter how hard they may be. The same is true of MATERA, a city dug into a rocky outcrop in Basilicata whose challenges are (quite literally) as hard as stone. Annoyed by excessive details and needless nuances, Aries woul...

Briny, tart, and surprisingly complex, the tiny Mediterranean caper has played a key role on dinner plates for several thousand years. Can you imagine Pasta Puttanesca or Caponata or Chicken Piccata – and don’t forget tartar sauce -without the pungent, slightly sweet punch of these little flavor bombs?  You’ve seen them in tall cylindrical jars on...

The first season of HBO’s The White Lotus was so cool and neurotic that I was hoping for Season II. So was I ever surprised when I learned there would not only be a second season but that it would be set in Sicily! The exact filming location is in and around the San Domenico Palace, recently acquired and restored by the Four Seasons Group. The lege...

Brought to Sicily by the Arabs, the wondrous sesame seed is still cultivated by hand today, and with great effort, in Ispica, a town close to the southernmost part of the island. The guardians of its future are two brothers who are undeniably fond of those sunburnt fields.  Arranging a time to chat with the Gambuzza family is almost impossible: the...

The largest cannoli in the world is the one made in Caltanissetta: the ascertained and certified length is 21.43 meters, which destroys the previous record recorded in the "Guinness World Records" of 5.75 meters. The spectacular "feat" was achieved yesterday afternoon in Corso Umberto where, anticipating the creation of a record cannoli, a 30-meter...

Thursday, September 29, 2022. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT. I AM Books - 124 Salem Street - Boston, MA 02113. This is a ticketed event with limited seating. Please purchase your tickets here. Join I AM Books for an evening of traditional and modern Sicilian music with I Beddi! "Di folk in folk" is a performance with sounds, songs, lyrics and tales belongi...

A local author will be visiting the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie (4747 W Napoleon Ave) to talk about her book, exploring a local nonfiction theme. Elizabeth Williams, founder and president of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, will discuss her "Nana’s Creole Italian Table: Recipes and Stories from Sicilian New Orleans" at 7 p.m. Wedne...

A newly renovated Golf Mill Park in Niles was home to the return of the 122nd annual Feast of Maria SS Lauretana of Altavilla Milicia festival over Labor Day weekend with thousands in attendance. The event celebrates what the faithful see as a miracle that took place off the coast of Sicily in the year 1623. The legend says a ship with a heathen pi...