Peppino Impastato was killed by the mafia in Cinisi 34 years ago. He was a young left-wing activist, who dared attacking the power and the interests of “Cosa Nostra” through his radio station “Radio Aut”.
Peppino Impastato was born in Cinisi in a mafia-related family, but he refused this destiny and broke up with his family when he was still a young boy. Peppino Impastato spoke spoke out against the mafia and denounced local politicians for their complicity. This wrote his death sentence.
Peppino Impastato was killed by an explosion on May 9, 1978. The police archived the case as terrorist attack, then as a suicide, but his friends never accepted this fabricated truth.
After 23 years of legal battles, the local boss Tano Badalamenti was sentenced to life prison for this homicide. Each year on May 9, many events take place in Cinisi to commemorate Peppino Impastato. A full week of debates, conferences and workshops end with a march departing from the historic headquarters of Radio Aut station to the Peppino’s house.
I Cento Passi (The One-Hundred Steps), film released in 2000 and directed by Marco Tullio Giordana, tells the story of Peppino Impastato. One hundred was the numer of the steps it took to get from Peppino’s home to the house of Tano Badalamenti.
This movie has won several awards such as the David di Donatello Award 2001, Brussel Film Festival 2001 and Venice Film Festival and has given notoriety to Peppino’s story who lost his life against the mafia.
In the last few days, I have been searching how to make the real Sicilian granita and have found several recipes. However, this video on how to make traditional lemon granita is what captured my attention.
“The Stromboli Project” is comprised of summer workshops held annually in Stromboli, Italy. Each workshop is carefully designed for distinct participants and dedicated to a specific focus. The program is committed to Research, Education & Production and intends to explore and hone connections between the text, the Linklater Voice Technique, the participants, and Stromboli’s magnificent landscape. The process is dedicated to communicating the universal power of stories and natural elements through film and theatrical performances.
The Sicilian island of Stromboli is one of seven Aeolian Islands and among the most active volcanoes on the planet. Its dramatic black sands, lush vegetation, deep blue seas, breathtaking sunsets and volcanic rumblings offer an inspiring set for the exploration of literature and theatrical texts. Among the texts explored each year isMetamorphoses, which Ovid wrote largely in neighboring Sicily. The presence of the characters in those immortal stories inhabits this magical part of the world. The participants’ voices and the texts will resonate in Stromboli and its dramatically changing environment: a landscape of earth, wind, fire and water, evoking elemental metamorphosis.
This is what the RadioTimes.com is writing about the 3 episode travel show Sicily Unpacked on BBC: Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli hop aboard a cute railway carriage and visit Mount Etna. Naturally, there are stops along the way and they call at a vineyard in the foothills, where Locatelli knocks up a tasty-looking dish of deep-fried vine leaves. Yum!
But this is an artistic as well as culinary journey, so the boys have a look at the saucy Roman mosaic of the so-called “bikini girls” in the Villa Romana del Casale and help with a little bit of restoration.
It’s all rather lovely, and after yet another stop at yet another restaurant where the Michelin-starred chef makes a very witty tuna burger (really, it’s clever), Andrew and Giorgio agree that they’ve had a lovely time as their three-episode exploration ends.
Messina, with a population of about 270,000, is the third largest city on the island of Sicily, Italy and the capital of the province of Messina. It is located at 38°11’24 N, 15°33’0 E, near the North-East corner of Sicily, at the Strait of Messina. Inhabitants of Messina in Italian are referred to as Messinesi or poetically Peloritani.
Unfortunately, the situation is getting worse in Lampedusa. Migrants clashed with residents.
We love this video by Tasca D’Almerita!
Sicily is a country and city, sea and mountains, is ancient history and modernity, creativity and tradition. Amazing people in unforgettable places.
The whole essence of Sicily is concentrated in the new video of Tasca d’Almerita, a historic sicilian winehouse, which decided in its latest advertising campaign signed Mosaicoon to pay tribute to the extraordinary variety and intensity of the soil from which its wines derive.
“A glass of Sicily” is a journey that explores and portrays the most beautiful places and landscapes of Sicily in a wonderful succession of forms and colors, scents and tastes, sounds and sensations.
Sicily narrated by Tasca D’Almerita is the land of juicy fruits, bright colors of markets, glances and talkative gestures, strong and spicy odors, alleys and shops full of memory. Through this deep-rooted mix of art, culture, tradition and nature, the video depicts the island like a continent in the middle of Mediterranean Sea: a territory free from the common stereotypes and enriched by a huge artistic and cultural estate, in a perfect harmony between the human being and nature.
The best images of the places portrayed in the video are collected in an interactive map through which the user can virtually travel over again the steps of the story, slide pictures of the many explored locations and discover unpublished contents regarding ancient and modern traditions that still characterize the island and make it unique in the world.