Tag Archives: Sicily

Grillin’ Sicilian Style

That’s right, those 2 x 4s with nails sticking out of them, those are going to be used for burning down to embers and cooking over – a common practice here in Partanna.  This particular setup makes grilling in this … Continue reading

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A Walk Through Erice

Erice is located on top of Mount Erice, Sicily – approximately 750m above sea level on the islands north western coast. The main church is the first sight visitors see upon walking through Erice’s gates. A climb up to the … Continue reading

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Photo | Caretto Siciliano

Mt Erice, Sicily “The Sicilian cart (or carretto Siciliano in Italian and carrettu Sicilianu in Sicilian or carretti (plural)) is an ornate, colorful style of horse or donkey-drawn cart native to the island of Sicily, in Italy. The carts were … Continue reading

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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 | Pesce Istrice (si è vero)

Cefalù, Sicily This blown up “Porcupine fish” seems to be a staple souvenir of the gift shops in Cefalù.  My favorite part are the signs which translate to “Porcupine Fish”, “Fish Ball”, “It is true”, and of course “Please do … 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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Photo | Medieval Laundry

Cefalù, Sicily The crystal clear water running under the streets, and in this Medieval laundry of Cefalù helps to keep this underground area cool during the summer days.

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Photo | Coastal Cefalù

Cefalù, Sicily The beautiful coastal town of Cefalù (Sicilian: Cifalù) is named one of the most beautiful villages of Italy, part of a unique group of small towns scattered throughout the country which stand out for their artistic, cultural, and … Continue reading

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