Si trova in Sicilia, a Siracusa, la prima rappresentazione figurativa della Natività. “Si dispone la greppia, si porta il fieno, sono menati il bue e l'asino. Si onora ivi la semplicità, si esalta la povertà, si loda l'umiltà e Greccio si trasforma quasi in una nuova Betlemme.” (Tommaso da Celano,  primo biografo di San Francesco) La rievocazione d...

The modern day celebration of Santa Lucia (Saint Lucy’s Day) on December 13 is generally associated with Sweden and Norway, but is also observed in some parts of Italy, where it is actually a very ancient tradition that dates back to 1337. The feast is a Catholic celebrated holiday with roots that can be traced back to Sicily. St. Lucia is the patr...

Why travel to Italy in the fall? The better question is: "Why not?" While the country's peak summer tourism season is over, insiders know that September through the fall is in fact the best time to travel to Italy. "Italy is gorgeous in September," says Fulvio De Bonis, the founder of Imago Artis Travel, a Rome-based company that sells luxury Italy...

Syracuse and the necropolis of Pantalica are two different Sicilian sites that contain archeological remains that date back to Greek and Roman times. In Pantalica, the necropolis holds more than 5,000 tombs carved into the rock close to the stone quarries. Most of these tombs date between the 7th to 13th centuries BC. There are also several ruins f...

Nestled on a little island, off the southeastern tip of Sicily stands a gleaming white cathedral. As the hot Mediterranean sun hits its towering Corinthian columns and saintly statues, the Baroque façade lights up. It’s an architectural gem and beautiful sight for the faithful and visitors alike. But there’s more to this church than meets the eye s...

L’antica Siracusa ricostruita con uno spettacolare video in 3D. Un’accurata ricostruzione che ci permette di fare un salto nel tempo e di ammirare quella che per Cicerone fu “la più grande bella di tutte le città greche”. Fondata nel 734 a.C. da coloni di Corinto, Siracusa raggiunse il suo massimo splendore nel periodo greco. L’importanza della cit...

Il senatore italoamericano Paul Formica, dello Stato del Connecticut, è tornato in visita nella sua città d’origine, Canicattini Bagni, in provincia di Siracusa. Formica vive ad Hartford, città degli Stati Uniti in cui la comunità canicattinese è numerosa. Attraverso la “Canicattinese Men’s Society”, i contatti con l’amministrazione e il consiglio...

In August 1948, the city of Syracuse celebrated its centennial. The celebration was going to be the largest civic event in the city's history. Syracuse streets and buildings were decorated, a four-hour parade was planned along with a mammoth Centorama held at Archbold Stadium, with a cast of 3,000 people, which would illustrate Syracuse history. An...

Il 9 aprile a Siracusa si terranno le prime selezioni siciliane di College Life Italia, società che aiuta giovani atleti italiani a studiare negli Usa tramite borse di studio nello sport. Appuntamento allo stadio De Simone dalle 14, ma solo per chi si registra. “Una grande opportunità per conseguire la Laurea, continuando la carriera sportiva – dic...

Born from the love and botanical passion of the last owners, the princes Scipione and Maria Carla Borghese, the Biviere Garden occupies a vast area  between the plain of Catania and the northern slopes of the Iblei Mountains, west of the Ionian Sea. A wonderful example of a Mediterranean-Esotic garden, it extends for about 3 hectares, on three diff...