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Sicily Scene · 2d ago

SUMMER TIDES, 2017 - 2

Yesterday the UN and people around the world marked World Refugee Day. It followed a weekend during which 2,500 desperate souls were saved in the Mediterranean and fell the day after 1,096 o...
Sicily Scene · 1W ago

HERE COMES SUMMER

And here comes Bertie-Pierrine with her summer haircut! It makes you feel waggy when you're cooler.
Sicily Scene · 1W ago

SUMMER TIDES - 2017

Today, it is being reported that 2,500 people have been rescued in operations coordinated by the Italian Coast Guard in the Mediterranean and the weekend still has five hours to go.  UNHCR h...
Sicily Scene · 1W ago

SABATO MUSICALE

Sorry about the lack of posting this week, everyone - I've been somewhat distracted by events in my home country, as you may imagine. This morning I decided it was time to head for Catania f...
Sicily Scene · 1W ago

NEW INSTALLMENT ON "CENTOCHIESE"

Some of you may like to know that part 4 of the short story A Bench for Vecchietta is up on the Tales from Centochiese blog. Part 5 is coming on Wednesday.
Sicily Scene · 2W ago

DOMENICA MUSICALE

What else, tonight?Stay safe, wherever you are.Ariana Grande with Parrs Wood High School Choir - My Everything  #OneLoveManchester
Sicily Scene · 2W ago

"IL GATTOPARDO" TO BECOME TV SERIES

Back in 2009, in part 1 of two articles on books about Sicily for Italy Magazine, I explained how Il Gattopardo had inspired me as a teeneager and was perhaps even instrumental in eventually...
Sicily Scene · 2W ago

SIGNING FOR AMATRICE

Last night on this blog I expressed the hope that something good would come out of last week's G7 summit in Taormina and here's a positive development from a project that even its creators d...
Sicily Scene · 2W ago

NEW EPISODES ON SICILIAN STORY BLOG

I thought some of you might like to know that there are two new installments of the story A Bench for Vecchietta on the Sicilian story blog Tales from Centochiese. I am told that part 4 is c...
Sicily Scene · 2W ago

A WEEK OF CONTRASTS

Italian G7 Presidency 2017Tortelli with basil and pecorino in a Sicilian red prawn sauce; sea bream with cherry tomatoes and a basket of steamed vegetables; cannolo, cassata and "seven veils...