Category archives: See-cily

  • Pupi Siciliani (Sicilian Marionettes)

  • The Pupi are hand-made wooden marionettes typical of the Sicilian tradition. The Opera dei Pupi is a theatrical representation featuring the traditional hand-made wooden marionettes. The Sicilian tradition of cantastorî (singers of tales) are rooted in the Provençal troubadour tradition in Sicily during the reign of Fr [...]
  • Street Markets
    (Palermo, Catania)

  • Commerce is one of the most widespread and ancient activities. Historical markets in Catania are still essentially two: the so-called Fera 'o Luni (Monday market, even if it takes place everyday) and Piscaria (fish market). Butchers and fishermen work in the streets not caring if blood is spilled. Palermo has two of [...]
  • The Heart of Sicily

  • Leonforte is a small town in the province of Enna, with just over 14,000 inhabitants. Through the centuries, its territory was subject to different invadors: Byzantines, Arabs and Normans were the rules responsible for the major development, until the Branciforti family came along in 1610 and made Leonforte a rich and [...]

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