Kirschen auf Ricottaschnee

Giuseppina Torregrossa

Kirschen auf RicottaschneeGiuseppina Torregrossa
Autor:Giuseppina Torregrossa
Titel:Kirschen auf Ricottaschnee
Verlagsbereich:HoCa – Belletristik
Übersetzung:Verena von Koskull
19,99 (D)
20,60 (A)
26,90 (CH)

“Ein sizilianisches Fest der Sinne!” La Repubblica Ihre ehrgeizigen Eltern in Palermo haben nicht viel Zeit für die kleine Agatina. Zum Glück haben die beiden Großmütter das Mädchen ins Herz geschlossen. In ihren Erzählungen entführen sie Agatina in die Vergangenheit Siziliens und geben ihr Ratschläge fürs Leben. Vor allem aber lernt Agatina das streng gehütete Geheimrezept der “Minne di Sant’Agata”. Vor Jahrhunderten erlitt die schöne Agata in Palermo ein furchtbares Schicksal: Weil sie sich den Avancen eines römischen Konsuls widersetzte, wurde sie in den Kerker geworfen und schrecklich bestraft. Bis heute wird sie in Sizilien als Heilige verehrt. Zu ihrem Namenstag werden Ricottaküchlein gebacken, welche die Form weiblicher Brüste haben. Die Großmutter der kleinen Agatina macht diese “Minne di Sant’Agata” nach einem besonders köstlichen Geheimrezept. Und während sie in der Küche hantieren, erzählt die Großmutter ihrer Enkelin die archaischen Lebens- und Liebesgeschichten ihrer Vorfahren. Agatina ahnt noch nicht, wie wichtig die “Minne di Sant’Agata” einmal für sie werden wird.


Giuseppina Torregrossa, Jahrgang 1956, lebt in Sizilien und Rom, wo sie als Frauenärztin arbeitet. Mit Kirschen auf Ricottaschnee, ihrem zweiten Roman, gelang ihr in Italien der literarische Durchbruch. Das Buch wurde von der Kritik gefeiert und eroberte die Bestsellerlisten.


Ustica. The first name of Ustica was Osteodes that in Greek means ossuary and it was so defined because there have been found skeletons of 6.000 Carthaginan soldiers. Then the isle was peopled by Romans who called it Ustum that means burned because of its black volcanic cliffs. Normans built a benedectine monastery and it has been in their possession until the XIV century when it was occupied by Saracens. In the following four centuries it has been fortress of pirates until 1763 when it became seat of Borboni family. In the 1763 arrived in Ustica from Palermo a contingent of soldiers and laborers, that they began the construction of fortifications on the hill of the Falconiera, let alone of two towers of sight was sent to Ustica on the opposite points of the coast: over the cove of S. Maria and that one of Spalmatore Tip..


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Eco Tour di Sicilia

Renault Zoe and Sicily By Car
The Eco Tour di Sicilia and Renault ZOE help put Italy’s cultural heritage centre stage
  • Renault today signed partnership agreements with Sicily by Car and Enel, two prRominent mobility players in Italy, to launch the Eco Tour di Sicilia
  • The first of its kind, the Eco Tour di Sicilia will showcase Sicily’s rich culture while protecting its environment by employing a fleet of 200 Renault ZOE

Renault Zoe and Sicily by CarRenault today announced the signing of an exclusive partnership with Sicily by Car, a leading car rental company in Italy, and Enel, the country’s largest energy supplier, to roll out the Eco Tour di Sicilia. This initiative by Sicily by Car will make it possible to tour the whole of Sicily exclusively by electric car and will add 200 Renault ZOEs to Sicily by Car’s fleet.
The first of its kind in Italy and Europe, the Eco Tour di Sicilia aims to overcome the obstacles that hamper green mobility in Sicily, such as limited vehicle range or a lack of charging stations.
ZOE is currently the only mass-market electric car on the market to offer an NEDC range of 250 miles, equivalent to about 186 miles in real-world conditions. The eco-tour project will also deploy a network of charging stations on the island: up to 400 Enel chargers are to be installed in the region’s principal cities and along tourist itineraries. Residents will be able to use these public charging stations for their own electric vehicles. The opportunity to take a long road trip while enjoying regular access to charging points will bring unexplored freedom of movement to all-electric travel in both urban and rural settings.
Bernard Chrétien, CEO, Renault Italy said: “By supporting e-mobility, we are enhancing and protecting the extraordinary natural, artistic and cultural heritage of which the Sicily region is such an excellent example.”
An electric vehicle is a zero-emissions1 form of mobility and the ideal means of transport to fight the greenhouse effect responsible for global warming. Electric vehicles are also key to cleaner air and better health for city dwellers. And since they do not run on fossil fuels, they help drive the automobile industry’s energy transition.

Franco Battiato in Catania

Franco Battiato


Teatro Massimo Bellini

30 maggio 2017 ore 20.30

Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei (per soli, coro e orchestra)

Direttore – Guido CortiM° del coro – Ross Craigmile

Voce – Franco Battiato

Mezzo soprano – Carly Paoli

Pianoforte – Carlo Guaitoli

Tastiere e programmazione – Angelo Privitera


Direttore e Pianista – Carlo Guaitoli

Voce – Franco Battiato

Voce – Juri Camisasca

Tastiere e programmazione – Angelo Privitera



Francesco “Franco” Battiato (Italian: born 23 March 1945, Ionia, Sicily) is an Italian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and, under the pseudonym Süphan Barzani, also a painter. Battiato’s songs contain esoteric, philosophical and religious themes.

He is and has been for decades one of the most popular pop singer-songwriters in Italy. His unique sound, song-crafting and especially his lyrics, often containing philosophical, religious, and culturally exotic references, as well as tackling or painting universal themes about the human condition – unusual subjects for pop songs – earned him a unique spot on Italy’s music scene, and the nickname of “Il Maestro” (“The Master” or “The Teacher”). His work includes songwriting and joint production efforts with several Italian and international musicians and pop singers, including the long-lasting professional relationship with Italian singer Alice. Together with Alice, Franco Battiato represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 with the song “I treni di Tozeur”.[wikipedia]

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Giardino di Costanza Resort 5-star hotel
Giardino di Costanza Resort 5-star hotel

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Via Salemi, Km 7,100, 91026 Mazara del Vallo, Italy .

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Giardino di Costanza Resort

One of our top picks in Mazara del Vallo.
Featuring a restaurant, terrace and garden with outdoor pool, Hotel Giardino di Costanza is 9 km from Mazara del Vallo beach. Offering free Wi-Fi throughout, it has a wellness centre and tennis court.

With a private bathroom, the air-conditioned rooms come with a flat-screen TV, sofa and minibar. Guests at Giardino di Costanza can enjoy a sweet and savoury breakfast.

It is possible to work out at the fitness room and relax with a sauna or a massage. During the summer months, 1 free parasol, 2 sun loungers and a free beach shuttle service are available.

Trapani Airport is a 50-minute drive away.

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Giardino di Costanza Resort 5-star hotel
Grand Hotel Palace 5-star hotel

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Lungomare Mediterraneo 57, 91025 Marsala, Italy

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Grand Hotel Palace

One of our top picks in Marsala.
Situated on the seafront in Marsala, New Hotel Palace offers an outdoor swimming pool, a sea-view terrace, and Sicilian cuisine. The Chiesa Madre church is 2.5 km away.

The Palace Hotel features air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and flat-screen TV. Some rooms overlook the garden and some enjoy full sea views. Breakfast is buffet style.

The elegant restaurant serves a wide range of local and international specialities. The cellar has a selection of local and national wines, and the bar serves drinks and snacks all day.

The hotel is also within easy reach of famous Sicilian archaeological sites, such as Mozia, Segesta and Selinunte. Free outdoor parking is provided, and a garage with direct access to the reception is also available.
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