Tag Archives: Partanna

Gibellina – A Photo Essay

Gibellina (Sicilian: Gibbiddina) was a small community in the mountains of central Sicily, just a half hour drive up la montagna from Partanna (my father’s home town), which was destroyed by the 1968 earthquake. Now known as Ruderi di Gibellina … Continue reading

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Photo | La Fontana

Partanna, Sicily The fountain in Partanna stands today almost as a memory of times past.  The decorative urn divides la fontana into two sections; one for drinking water, the other for cleaning laundry.  It was in this long end that … Continue reading

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Photo | Chiesa Madre Partanna

Partanna, Sicily The Chiesa Madre stands central in my Father’s hometown of Partanna.  Here, I provide you with it’s story (translated to English) from the Church’s website: “The design work began in 1536 when Baron Baldassarre Grifeo it conceives of … Continue reading

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Photo | Babaluci (Yeah…That’s Dinner)

Partanna, Sicily Yes they’re snails, and yes they were delicious.  One of my favorite childhood memories of Sicily is going to a field with my family to harvest the babaluci (Sicilian for land snails).  They were everywhere!!  We plucked them … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Day | 2.23.11

Partanna, Sicily Inside of the never ending spaces downward from the main floor of the castle, lie room after room of barrels for making wine.  Many of them large enough to fit entire families of people in.  The stairwells and … Continue reading

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