Sicily Exhibition

Sicily Exhibition

Sicily: culture and conquest – Exhibition at the British Museum

21 April – 14 August 2016

Sicily: culture and conquest - Exhibition at the British MuseumThe largest island in the Mediterranean, home of Mount Etna, a cultural centre of the ancient and medieval world.

This exhibition tells Sicily’s fascinating stories – from the arrival of the Greeks and their encounters with the Phoenicians and other settlers, to the extraordinary period of enlightenment under Norman rule in the 11th to 13th centuries.

For much of its history, Sicily was admired and envied for its wealth, cultural patronage and architecture. In the exhibition, ancient Greek sculpture, architectural decorations from temples, churches and palaces, early coinage, stunning gold jewellery, and Norman mosaics and textiles demonstrate Sicily’s diversity, prosperity and significance over hundreds of years.

Come behind the scenes and meet curators Peter Higgs and Dirk Booms as they reveal some of the fascinating stories behind the Greek and Norman objects in our special exhibition Sicily: culture and conquest.

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Olive Oil Biancolilla

Olive Oil from Sicily

Ventimiglia it is not only a country, is also the name of the Barons who a lot lustro have given to the history of our island since the 1232 when Enrico Ventimiglia, come down in Sicily in order to marry Elisabetta, daughter of Adoini, Longobardo knight.

Direct descendant of Enrico, Donna was just one Beatrice Ventimiglia of the Caretto, than in the 1627, authorized from Filippo II, king of Spain, popol? the ancient one feudo of Calamigna and imposed to those lands the name of Ventimiglia. This laughing city that tos be distant approximately 20 km from the sea is encircled from sweet and generous hills on which they come cultivated from centuries the ulivi of the variety, ” Biancolilla “. The Company Agrobiologica Manzella and been born Iannello and with the same foundation of Ventimiglia; a grandfather of the Manzella family, had entrusted one contrada overhanging the old village directly from Donna Beatrice with the task to develop just the culture of the ulivo. It was far away the 1633, and from then the Company he has increased itself to others contrade until catching up odierna the extension of 50 hectares. Cultivar the dominant is exactly the ” Biancolilla “, to which a 10% approximately of ” Nocellara of the Belice ” join. The collection of the olives happens directly from the plant for ” sfilatura by hand ” and it is carried out for all the month of November when the color of the olives passes from the green the black one. The fruits, collected to the mattino come moliti in same evening in the frantoio of the Company in such way to transmit their “freschezza” to the oil that they will produce. Oil that comes bottled integrally leaving unchanged all its characteristics cosi. Low temperature, soft pressure and absolute hygiene make the rest giving life to an oil with all the attributes from ” supremacy of the quality “. Its opaque green color with golden venature is born from the choice of the olives that collections at the just moment gives a extremely delicate oil, with excellent aromatic notes that ne exalt the scent and the sapore. Adapted to all the kitchen uses you will be able to appreciate to the best its pregi also gustandolo ” raw ” on the still warm bread. The Company Agricola Manzella and Iannello produces, moreover, extra oil vergine of olive, coming from from the own olive groves to biological cultivation controlled and certifyd from the CODEX limited liability company, on authorization of the Ministry of the Agricultural Resources and from the Coordination Sicialian Biological Agriculture on the base of disciplining of associative production and with cycle of working and suitable qualitative controls for the biological production. The production from the ‘ 97 to new evidence of a continuous optimization of the product comes carried out in totally biological way. The Company comes continuation from the Councillorship Agriculture and forestry, detachment of Mezzojuso (Palermo).

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Palermo by Night

Teatro Massimo a Palermo

la vucceria, palrmo

Belle serata, una marea di Giovanni in questo locale che gestisce il figlio di Sabrina assieme ad altri.

Locale multi etnico nel centro storico di Palermo

Io lo conoscevo già, bello il centro tutto chiuso al traffico, pulito. Monumenti messi in vapore.

Io e Sabrina a ballare, troppo divertente.

Mezzo a sta Marea di giovani

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Sangiorgi in Musica

Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania – Giornate Ariostane – Promozione Last Minute

GIORNATE ARIOSTANEGIORNATE ARIOSTANE
Per i 500 anni dalla stampa
dell’Orlando Furioso di Ludovico Ariosto

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TEATRO SANGIORGI – ORE 19

ORLANDO di George Frideric Händel

Sergio Fundarò direzione musicale, cembalo
Maria Paola Viano regia, scene, costumi, luci

Personaggi e interpreti
Orlando – Antonello Dorigo controtenore
Angelica – Maria Cristina Napoli soprano
Medoro – Lara Rotili mezzosoprano
Dorinda – Sarah Baratta soprano

e con l’attore Gaspare Balsamo
nel ruolo di Zoroastro

Orchestra d’archi del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania

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Elio Gimbo regia
Fiorenzo Napoli capo-parlatore
Giuseppe Napoli capo-animatore
Italia Chiesa parlatrice
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(cartacea o su smartphone) presso il botteghino del Teatro Massimo Bellini
(Piazza Vincenzo Bellini – CATANIA) in orario d’apertura
o presso il Botteghino del Teatro Sangiorgi
(Via di San Giuliano, 233 – CATANIA) la sera del concerto dalle ore 18.

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Presepe Vivente di Siracusa

Presepe Vivente di Siracusa

Tutto pronto per “Siracusa – Ortigia sulle Orme di Betlemme” che si terrà il 26 e 27 Dicembre 2015 e il 6 Gennaio 2016 nei cortili Arcivescovili di P.zza Duomo

Presepe Vivente di SiracusaAnche quest’anno il Natale Siracusano verrà arricchito dal Presepe Vivente “Siracusa – Ortigia sulle Orme di Betlemme”, giunto alla sua quarta edizione, che vedrà animarsi i cortili Arcivescovili di Piazza Duomo nelle date del 26 e 27 Dicembre 2015 e 6 Gennaio 2016; l’ingresso sarà possibile dalle 17,30 alle 23.

La manifestazione, organizzata dalle Associazioni Culturali Extramoenia & ArchéoTheatron ed ideata e diretta da Marco Scuotto, vuole distinguersi dai prestigiosi presepi viventi tradizionali soprattutto per l’invidiabile location nel pulsante cuore di Ortigia e per la sua spiccata componente teatrale e cinematografica. La rievocazione religiosa e laica allo stesso tempo, vedrà la partecipazione di numerosi figuranti e dei principali antichi mestieri e cercherà di donare ai visitatori speciali suggestioni date dalla semplicità della scenografia, delle luci e delle brevi performances recitative.
L’ evento, proposto anche in occasione dell’ Anno della Misericordia 2015/2016, si contraddistinguerà rispetto agli anni precedenti per tante novità e curiosità; si avvarrà inoltre della collaborazione dell’Arcidiocesi di Siracusa, della Parrocchia Immacolata, della Parrocchia San Martino, dell’ Ass.ne Eclettica Priolese, della Parrocchia Angelo Custode e dell’Ass.ne Ago e Filo con il patrocinio gratuito del Comune di Siracusa, della rivista Archeologia Viva, Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico di Rovereto, Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico di Siracusa e Istituto per la Cinematografia e Televisione “Roberto Rossellini” di Roma.

Presepe Vivente di Siracusa

Per info: Extramoenia cell. 320.7054115/347.0734788, d.arlotta@libero.it, www.extramoenia-sr.it

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Flugzeugreifen fällt auf Strand in Sizilien

Auf den Strand fallende Flugzeugreifen

Wenn Flugzeugreifen sich selbständig machen und zum Baden an den Strand wollen/rollen..

Flugzeugrad geht badenGestern, kurz nach dem Start einer Boeing 737-36 um 9.28 Uhr vom Flughafen Fontanarossa in Catania, Sizilien hat sich eines der Hinterräder mal kurz zum Schwimmen im Meer verabschiedet, sich kurzerhand von der Halterung gelöst um mit Schwung am Strand “Della Plaia” zu landen und sich zur Abkühlung ein Bad im Meer zu gönnen. Laut Corriere Della Sera bemerkte der Pilot sofort den Abgang des Reifens, hatte jedoch nicht den Mut seinen 90 Passagieren zu sagen was Sache ist und kehrte mit der Entschuldigung der üblichen technischen Probleme zur Notlandung um. Anschließend – genaue Ermittlungsergebnisse liegen allerdings noch nicht vor – nahm er gemeinsam mit dem Co-Piloten und zwei Stewardessen ein Taxi zum Strand um das abtrünnige Rad zu suchen. Allerdings verlief die Suche sprichwörtlich im Sande (die nach der Mannschaft übrigens auch).
Die Suche nach einem gebrauchten Ersatzrad sowie einer neuen Mannschaft lief sofort an, allerdings ist nicht bekannt ob die Passagiere inzwischen nach Mailand weiterfliegen konnten oder sich vor Verzweiflung in den Ätna gestürzt haben.

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Conversations in Sicily

Conversations in Sicily

Conversations in Sicily
by Elio Vittorini, Alane Salierno Mason (Translator), Ernest Hemingway (Foreword)

Conversations in SicilyIt stands as a modern classic not only for its powerful thematic resonance as one of the great novels of Italian anti-fascism but also as a trailblazer for its style, which blends literary modernism with the pre-modern fable in a prose of lyric beauty. Comparing Vittorini’s work to Picasso’s, Italo Calvino described Conversations as “the book-Guernica.”

The novel begins at a time in the narrator’s life when nothing seems to matter; whether he is reading newspaper posters blaring of wartime massacres, lying in bed with his wife or girlfriend, or flipping through the pages of a dictionary it is all the same to him—until he embarks on a journey back to Sicily, the home he has not seen in some fifteen years. In traveling through the Sicilian countryside and in variously hilarious and tragic conversations with its people—his indomitable mother in particular—he reconnects with his roots and rediscovers some basic human values.

In the introduction Hemingway wrote for the American debut of Conversations (published as In Sicily by New Directions in 1949) he remarked: “I care very much about Vittorini’s ability to bring rain with him when he comes, if the earth is dry and that is what you need.” More recently, American critic Donald Heiney wrote that in this one book, Vittorini “like Rabelais and Cervantes…adds a new artistic dimension to the history of literature.”

Conversations in Sicilyoriginal title: Conversazione in Sicilia
ISBN: 0811214559 (ISBN13: 9780811214551)
edition language: English
found on: www.goodreads.com

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Taormina, most celebrated tourist resort in Sicily

Modern Taormina is a refined centre built on Monte Tauro and sits snugly between rocky slopes and the smooth Ionian Sea, not forgetting the lush beaches of Mazzarò, Lido Spisone and Mazzeo. Taormina can claim to be the most celebrated tourist resort in the whole of Sicily. It first attracted travelers in the 18th century by offering accommodation following the suppression of the religious guilds in 1866. But its name really took off in 1868 when Prussian Baron Ottone Geleng was inspired by Goethe to see this corner of Italy for himself. The Baron spent his time painting and his work was soon exhibited in Paris. Taormina then became a magnet for Europe’s elite. Another stroke of good fortune was an outbreak of cholera in Palermo which encouraged the nobility of the city to take refuge in 1875. The sumptuous villas are a result of this period. Read more>>

Isola Bella in front of Taormina, Sicily

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La Donna nella Storia

Luoghi, Memorie e Personaggi della Storia

“La Donna nella Storia tra Amore e Tragoedia”
di Agostino De Angelis alla Badìa di Sant’Agata a Catania

Agostino De Angelis alla Badìa di Sant’Agata a CataniaProsegue il calendario di eventi “Luoghi, Memorie e Personaggi della Storia” alla Chiesa Badia di Sant’Agata a Catania che vedrà in scena venerdì 27 Novembre 2015 alle ore 20, per la regia e adattamento di Agostino De Angelis, lo spettacolo teatrale multimediale “La Donna nella Storia tra Amore e Tragoedia”. L’evento omaggerà attraverso varie forme d’arte la figura femminile in occasione della ricorrenza della Giornata Internazionale contro la Violenza sulle Donne. In scena s’alterneranno il movimento coreografico di Danzainsieme, l’accompagnamento musicale di Valerio Massaro, il canto di Dario Adamo e la proiezione delle opere artistiche di Lorenza Altamore e Riccardo La Monica, con la voce recitante Agostino De Angelis e gli interpreti Vania Orecchio, Simonetta Cuzzocrea, Santina Borgese, Giusi Lisi, Lucia Imprescia e Roberto Disma. Partendo dalla Genesi, passando per Medea, Saffo, Francesca da Rimini, Beatrice Cenci, Liliana Segre, Maria Luisa Spaziani e molte altre, verranno raccontate storie di donne del passato e contemporanee, diverse ma allo stesso tempo simili … accomunate dalla intensità delle loro vite.
Un’occasione che intende porsi come opportunità per un’attenta riflessione su tale figura semplicemente “vitale”. L’organizzazione è a cura delle Ass.ni Extramoenia & ArchéoTheatron in collaborazione con la Chiesa Badia di Sant’Agata nella persona del rettore P. Massimiliano Parisi.

"La Donna nella Storia tra Amore e Tragoedia”
Info e prenotazioni: badia@diocesi.catania.it – 348.7967711 / 338.1441760; www.extramoenia-sr.it

 

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Trapani, most strategic spot in the west of Sicily

Accommodation in Trapani, Sicily

Trapani is getting more and more attention as a low budget holiday destination and as a starting point for a tour around Sicily. This is mainly because Ryanair offers cheap flights from different parts in Europe. A beautiful historic centre, gateway to the Egadi Islands and having hosted the 8th and 9th acts of the Louis Vuitton Cup, part of the Americas Cup, made Trapani become famous in recent times. The nearby island of Pantelleria, and the Aegadian Islands are also administratively a part of Trapani province. The province of Trapani alone produces more wine than the entire regions of Tuscany or Piedmont or such nations as Hungary, Austria or Chile. Find more about Trapani here>>

Sicily News from Trapani

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