Sicily in the news
We have been away for a while. In the meantime, Sicily has not been waiting for us to be in the news. Here is a little catching up with what has happened in the past weeks.
Beginning April 21, Getty Villa guests will be able to view items from the ancient city of Morgantina.
Emanuele Viscuso has brought a slice of Italy to Miami. The founder of the Sicilian International Film Festival, now under way through April 17, visited in 2000 and decided to put down roots.
Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark shot a final round 69 to win the Sicilian Open by 1 shot, holding off England’s Chris Wood who equaled the course record with an 8-under 64 on Sunday April 15.
A 4.3 magnitude earthquake has struck in the sea off Italy’s Sicily, sending residents into the streets but with no immediate reports of victims or injuries, officials said on April 13.
Mount Etna erupts not far from Zafferana Etnea village on April 13.
One of Sicily’s most ambitious winemakers, Planeta, has taken on a new challenge by tackling its French competitors head on with its first Brut Classic to be released this year. April 5
Fountains of lava and ash spew out of Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, in the early morning of April 1 on the Italian island of Sicily.
A city clerk in Palermo is being investigated over alleged irregularities in the issuing of voting card duplicates. March 30
In one of the most extraordinary discoveries in recent years, an opera that experts say is the long-lost first work by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1834) was found during an archeological dig in Sicily.
The Sicilian mafia pockets more than a third of all the money allocated by the central government in Rome for public services on the island, according to a study to be presented at the Royal Economic Society’s 2012 annual conference. March 23
Photo: Castellammare del Golfo (TP) by Joe Zarba