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Sicilia Aprile 2008 Concetta Nicolosi
The Greeks called Sicily the “Land of Figs and Olives” The word “Sicily” derives from the Greek:  syco – sici = fig + Ilia...
Trinacria, Symbol of Sicily (Taormina):
The 'trinacria' of Sicily represents the fertility of the island and the three legs the extreme points of Sicily:  Punta d...
Trinacria in Ancient Greek (triskèles) means  'three promontories‘ or “shape of a trident.”  It features a Gorgon's with a...
It was only in February 2000 that the 'trinacria' was approved for the Sicilian flag. Flag of Sicily
Because of its strategic location, Sicily was invaded over the centuries by many armies.  Evidence of human settlements, 1...
Arabs introduced terracing and irrigation for farming; plus rice, cotton, sugar cane, pistachios, pomegranates, apricots, ...
Palermo, via della Libert à , Aquila,  il stemma di Palermo, durante il Periodo Medeovale
Duomo, Palermo, 1184, Norman, founded on site of Muslim mosque.  Competed with Monreale Duomo for grandeur: “Battle of Two...
Duomo, Palermo
Duomo, Palermo
Duomo, Palermo
Duomo, Palermo
Duomo, Palermo
Duomo, Palermo
Duomo, Palermo
Duomo, Palermo
Duomo, Palermo
 
Duomo, Monreale, Built 1174
Duomo, Monreale
Duomo, Monreale, close-up of mosaic
Duomo, Monreale,  Cristo, il Pantocratore “Ruler of All”
Madonna, Duomo, Monreale
Duomo, Monreale
Un carretto artificiale
Neighborhood street, Palermo
Ceramiche siciliane
Palermo, via della Libert à
Palermo, via della Libert à
Palermo, via della Libert à Francesco Crispi 1819-1901 Sicilian Patriot Fought with Garibaldi in Italian Unification, 1860
Palermo, via della Libert à
Palermo, la Chiesa di Santa Raffaella Maria
Palermo, il giardino inglese
Palermo,  il giardino inglese Garibaldi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Palermo Hotel
 
 
 
Palermo, Mont Pellegrino
Grotto of St. Rosalia, (d. 1160). patron saint of Palermo.  Saved it from the plague (1666).  Reposing statue is of marble...
Mondello
Mondello
Mondello
Mondello
Mondello
Agrakas  (Agrigento) Valle dei Templi Founded 581 BC
Agrigento, Claudio, our guide, fluent in Latin, Greek, English, French, Italian!
Agrigento 800-year-old olive tree
Agrigento, 800-year-old olive tree
Agrigento, Olive Tree
Agrigento, Capperi (capers)
Agrigento, Almond Tree
Agrigento, Cocoa Tree
Broom
Agrigento, Acanthus (leaf design adapted by Romans for Corinthian capitals)
Agrigento, Tempio di Giunone (Juno)
Agrigento, Tempio di Giunone (Juno)
Agrigento, Tempio di Giunone (Juno)
Agrigento, Tempio di Giunone (Juno)
Agrigento, Tempio di Giunone (Juno)
Agrigento, Tempio di Giunone (Juno)
Agrigento, Valle dei Tempi, Tempio di Concordia, 440-430 BC, best preserved temple
Agrigento, Tempio di Concordia
Agrigento, Tempio di Concordia, 440-430 BC, Valle dei Tempi
Agrigento, Tempio di Concordia
Agrigento, Tempio di Concordia
Agrigento, Catacombs
Agrigento, tracks made by wheels carting large stones
Agrigento, Tempio di Giove
Agrigento, Tempio di Giove
Agrigento
Agrigento
Agrigento
Agrigento, carretto siciliano, now only a tourist attraction
Carretto Siciliano, Painted carts of Sicily, introduced by the Greeks. Panel illustrations depicted the Crusades, chivalry...
“ Lapa”, 2003, the tradition continues in small, three-wheeled motorized vehicles, called  lapa,  often painted in the tra...
Town of Nicolosi… the gateway to Etna
Town of Nicolosi… They call Connie “nicolosi-ssima”
Nicolosi
Nicolosi
Nicolosi… “nicolosi-ssima”
Nicolosi
Etna
Monte Etna
Monte Etna
Monte Etna
Monte Etna
Jay and me on Monte Etna
 
 
Monte Etna, restaurant just below caldera
Shrine leaving Monte Etna
Taormina, centro storico, amphitheater
Taormina, roman amphitheater, Corinthian columns (based on acanthus leaf)
Taormina, centro storico, amphitheater
Taormina, centro storico, amphitheater
Taormina, centro storico, amphitheater
Taormina, centro storico, amphitheater
Taormina, centro storico, amphitheater
Taormina, centro storico, amphitheater
Taormina
Taormina
Taormina
Taormina
Taormina
Taormina
Taormina
Taormina, Alcantara Gorges
Taormina, Alcantara Gorges
Taormina, centro storico
Taormina
Taormina…organic, local
Taormina
Taormina
Taormina
Taormina, Ristorante da Nino, Audrey Hepburn
Taormina, Ristorante da Nino, Gregory Peck
Taormina, Ristorante da Nino, Fellini e Ingrid Bergman
Taormina, Ristorante da Nino, la Frutta (le nespole)
Taormina, Ristorante da Nino
Taormina, Ristorante da Nino
Giovanna (Jay) nella via Giovanni di Giovanni
Giardini-Naxos, Hotel Sant Alphio
Giardini-Naxos, Hotel Sant Alphio
Comune di Giardini-Naxos
 
Giardini-Naxos, Bottle-brush bush
, Hotel Sant Alphio
Giardini-Naxos, Hotel Sant Alphio, view from room
Giardini-Naxos, Hotel Sant Alphio, view from room
Siracusa
Siracusa, Greek theater, preparation for summer festivals,  carved out of limestone hill
Siracusa, Greek theater, preparation for summer festivals
Siracusa, Greek theater
Siracusa, Roman amphitheater: “theater in the round”  (two Greek theaters), made of brick
Siracusa
Siracusa, walkway from amphitheater
Siracusa, Dionysus’s ear, Tyrant of Siracusa, 404-3 BC, Garden of Paradise (Greek limestone quarry),
Siracusa, Dionysus’s ear,  Garden of Paradise
Siracusa, Dionysus’s ear,  inside looking out
Siracusa, Dionysus’s ear,  inside looking out
Siracusa, Garden of Paradise, shell fossil in limestone
Siracusa, Papyrus
Siracusa, il venditore di sanguinello
Siracusa, squeezing blood oranges
Siracusa, sanguinello (blood orange juice)
Blood oranges
Marzipan
Cefalu
Duomo, Cefalu, begun 1131 by the Norman king, Roger II; completed 1240. Apse with mosaic of Cristo, il Pantocratore.
Ortigia (island in the city), off Siracusa
Ortigia “ Island in the City” off Siracusa, connected by a crosswalk
Ortigia, Greek Temple of Apollo
Ortigia, Cute Cop
Ortigia, Fountain of Diana
Ortigia
Ortigia, Jasmine
Ortigia, Trinacria
Ortigia, Duomo Originally Greek Temple of Athena, 5C BC
Ortigia, Duomo
Ortigia, Duomo
Ortigia, Duomo
Ortigia, Duomo
 
Ortigia, Duomo
Ortigia
Ortigia, “Wise Guys”
Ortigia
Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria, Tempio di Apollo, Secolo VI a.C.
View of Sicily (Messina from Ferry to Reggio Calabria)
Port of Messina, Madonna della Lettura, (20’ high) patron saint of sailors and ports.
Madonna of the Letter  "Vos et ipsam civitatem benedicimus,"  "We bless you and your city." According ...
Messina
Messina
Messina
Messina
Messina
Messina
Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria
Salvatore Irace, Tour Director
Neptune,  Guarding Port of Messina
Messina
Messina
On the way to Cefalu, looking down from bus
On the way to Cefalu
On the way to Cefalu
City Map
City Map - Raised Detail
Cefalu
Cefalu
Cefalu, il fruttivendolo
Cefalu, le nespole (loquat or medlar fruit)
Melanzane
Cefalu
Cefalu
Cefalu
Cefalu, Duomo, Cristo, il Pantocratore
Cefalu, Duomo,  Cristo,  il Pantocratore
Cefalu, Duomo, Madonna (marble & gold overlay)
Cefalu
Cefalu
Cefalu
Carciofi
Porri
Le ragazze alla classe a Cefalu
<ul><li>Corleone – Birthplace of the Nicolosi Clan </li></ul><ul><li>(Ignazio Nicolosi, 1873) </li></ul>
 
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  1. 1. Sicilia Aprile 2008 Concetta Nicolosi
  2. 2. The Greeks called Sicily the “Land of Figs and Olives” The word “Sicily” derives from the Greek: syco – sici = fig + Ilia – ily = olive
  3. 3. Trinacria, Symbol of Sicily (Taormina):
  4. 4. The 'trinacria' of Sicily represents the fertility of the island and the three legs the extreme points of Sicily: Punta del Faro in the province of Messina Capo Passero near Siracusa Capo Lille west of Marsala
  5. 5. Trinacria in Ancient Greek (triskèles) means 'three promontories‘ or “shape of a trident.” It features a Gorgon's with a hair-do of snakes holding ears of wheat. According to Greek legend the Gorgon was a terrible creature made up, in part, of three daughters of the gods of the sea. The creature also possessed bronze hands, gold wings and wild boar's tusks. It lived at the ends of the earth (Sicily and the Isle of Man?) and could petrify a man with its glance, being also part Medusa. The symbol of a man's leg bent at the knee was popular with Spartan warriors and represented power or force.
  6. 6. It was only in February 2000 that the 'trinacria' was approved for the Sicilian flag. Flag of Sicily
  7. 7. Because of its strategic location, Sicily was invaded over the centuries by many armies. Evidence of human settlements, 10,000 BC Its original inhabitants were the Sicans (or Sicels), 8C BC Invaders and rulers: Phoenicians, Greeks 8 – 4C BC Carthaginians, 4C BC Romans, 3C BC - 5C AD Byzantines, 7C AD Arabs, 9C AD Normans, 11C AD Swabians, Angevins, Aragonese, Bourbons, 12C – 19C (Sicilian Vespers – 1282, revolt against the Angevins) 1860 – Garibaldi lands, leads attack against the Bourbons, Italy unified. Allied invasion 1943 Sicilia: Timeline of Invasions
  8. 8. Arabs introduced terracing and irrigation for farming; plus rice, cotton, sugar cane, pistachios, pomegranates, apricots, peaches, citrus, indigo, early forms of ice cream; roses and jasmine for perfume; mulberry trees for silk-worms, and goldsmithing . Jasmine
  9. 9. Palermo, via della Libert à , Aquila, il stemma di Palermo, durante il Periodo Medeovale
  10. 10. Duomo, Palermo, 1184, Norman, founded on site of Muslim mosque. Competed with Monreale Duomo for grandeur: “Battle of Two Cathedrals”
  11. 11. Duomo, Palermo
  12. 12. Duomo, Palermo
  13. 13. Duomo, Palermo
  14. 14. Duomo, Palermo
  15. 15. Duomo, Palermo
  16. 16. Duomo, Palermo
  17. 17. Duomo, Palermo
  18. 18. Duomo, Palermo
  19. 19. Duomo, Palermo
  20. 21. Duomo, Monreale, Built 1174
  21. 22. Duomo, Monreale
  22. 23. Duomo, Monreale, close-up of mosaic
  23. 24. Duomo, Monreale, Cristo, il Pantocratore “Ruler of All”
  24. 25. Madonna, Duomo, Monreale
  25. 26. Duomo, Monreale
  26. 27. Un carretto artificiale
  27. 28. Neighborhood street, Palermo
  28. 29. Ceramiche siciliane
  29. 30. Palermo, via della Libert à
  30. 31. Palermo, via della Libert à
  31. 32. Palermo, via della Libert à Francesco Crispi 1819-1901 Sicilian Patriot Fought with Garibaldi in Italian Unification, 1860
  32. 33. Palermo, via della Libert à
  33. 34. Palermo, la Chiesa di Santa Raffaella Maria
  34. 35. Palermo, il giardino inglese
  35. 36. Palermo, il giardino inglese Garibaldi
  36. 48. Palermo Hotel
  37. 52. Palermo, Mont Pellegrino
  38. 53. Grotto of St. Rosalia, (d. 1160). patron saint of Palermo. Saved it from the plague (1666). Reposing statue is of marble with gold overlay Top of Mont Pellegino, overlooking port of Palermo
  39. 54. Mondello
  40. 55. Mondello
  41. 56. Mondello
  42. 57. Mondello
  43. 58. Mondello
  44. 59. Agrakas (Agrigento) Valle dei Templi Founded 581 BC
  45. 60. Agrigento, Claudio, our guide, fluent in Latin, Greek, English, French, Italian!
  46. 61. Agrigento 800-year-old olive tree
  47. 62. Agrigento, 800-year-old olive tree
  48. 63. Agrigento, Olive Tree
  49. 64. Agrigento, Capperi (capers)
  50. 65. Agrigento, Almond Tree
  51. 66. Agrigento, Cocoa Tree
  52. 67. Broom
  53. 68. Agrigento, Acanthus (leaf design adapted by Romans for Corinthian capitals)
  54. 69. Agrigento, Tempio di Giunone (Juno)
  55. 70. Agrigento, Tempio di Giunone (Juno)
  56. 71. Agrigento, Tempio di Giunone (Juno)
  57. 72. Agrigento, Tempio di Giunone (Juno)
  58. 73. Agrigento, Tempio di Giunone (Juno)
  59. 74. Agrigento, Tempio di Giunone (Juno)
  60. 75. Agrigento, Valle dei Tempi, Tempio di Concordia, 440-430 BC, best preserved temple
  61. 76. Agrigento, Tempio di Concordia
  62. 77. Agrigento, Tempio di Concordia, 440-430 BC, Valle dei Tempi
  63. 78. Agrigento, Tempio di Concordia
  64. 79. Agrigento, Tempio di Concordia
  65. 80. Agrigento, Catacombs
  66. 81. Agrigento, tracks made by wheels carting large stones
  67. 82. Agrigento, Tempio di Giove
  68. 83. Agrigento, Tempio di Giove
  69. 84. Agrigento
  70. 85. Agrigento
  71. 86. Agrigento
  72. 87. Agrigento, carretto siciliano, now only a tourist attraction
  73. 88. Carretto Siciliano, Painted carts of Sicily, introduced by the Greeks. Panel illustrations depicted the Crusades, chivalry and other important events in Catholic and European history.
  74. 89. “ Lapa”, 2003, the tradition continues in small, three-wheeled motorized vehicles, called lapa, often painted in the traditional way.
  75. 90. Town of Nicolosi… the gateway to Etna
  76. 91. Town of Nicolosi… They call Connie “nicolosi-ssima”
  77. 92. Nicolosi
  78. 93. Nicolosi
  79. 94. Nicolosi… “nicolosi-ssima”
  80. 95. Nicolosi
  81. 96. Etna
  82. 97. Monte Etna
  83. 98. Monte Etna
  84. 99. Monte Etna
  85. 100. Monte Etna
  86. 101. Jay and me on Monte Etna
  87. 104. Monte Etna, restaurant just below caldera
  88. 105. Shrine leaving Monte Etna
  89. 106. Taormina, centro storico, amphitheater
  90. 107. Taormina, roman amphitheater, Corinthian columns (based on acanthus leaf)
  91. 108. Taormina, centro storico, amphitheater
  92. 109. Taormina, centro storico, amphitheater
  93. 110. Taormina, centro storico, amphitheater
  94. 111. Taormina, centro storico, amphitheater
  95. 112. Taormina, centro storico, amphitheater
  96. 113. Taormina, centro storico, amphitheater
  97. 114. Taormina
  98. 115. Taormina
  99. 116. Taormina
  100. 117. Taormina
  101. 118. Taormina
  102. 119. Taormina
  103. 120. Taormina
  104. 121. Taormina, Alcantara Gorges
  105. 122. Taormina, Alcantara Gorges
  106. 123. Taormina, centro storico
  107. 124. Taormina
  108. 125. Taormina…organic, local
  109. 126. Taormina
  110. 127. Taormina
  111. 128. Taormina
  112. 129. Taormina, Ristorante da Nino, Audrey Hepburn
  113. 130. Taormina, Ristorante da Nino, Gregory Peck
  114. 131. Taormina, Ristorante da Nino, Fellini e Ingrid Bergman
  115. 132. Taormina, Ristorante da Nino, la Frutta (le nespole)
  116. 133. Taormina, Ristorante da Nino
  117. 134. Taormina, Ristorante da Nino
  118. 135. Giovanna (Jay) nella via Giovanni di Giovanni
  119. 136. Giardini-Naxos, Hotel Sant Alphio
  120. 137. Giardini-Naxos, Hotel Sant Alphio
  121. 138. Comune di Giardini-Naxos
  122. 140. Giardini-Naxos, Bottle-brush bush
  123. 141. , Hotel Sant Alphio
  124. 142. Giardini-Naxos, Hotel Sant Alphio, view from room
  125. 143. Giardini-Naxos, Hotel Sant Alphio, view from room
  126. 144. Siracusa
  127. 145. Siracusa, Greek theater, preparation for summer festivals, carved out of limestone hill
  128. 146. Siracusa, Greek theater, preparation for summer festivals
  129. 147. Siracusa, Greek theater
  130. 148. Siracusa, Roman amphitheater: “theater in the round” (two Greek theaters), made of brick
  131. 149. Siracusa
  132. 150. Siracusa, walkway from amphitheater
  133. 151. Siracusa, Dionysus’s ear, Tyrant of Siracusa, 404-3 BC, Garden of Paradise (Greek limestone quarry),
  134. 152. Siracusa, Dionysus’s ear, Garden of Paradise
  135. 153. Siracusa, Dionysus’s ear, inside looking out
  136. 154. Siracusa, Dionysus’s ear, inside looking out
  137. 155. Siracusa, Garden of Paradise, shell fossil in limestone
  138. 156. Siracusa, Papyrus
  139. 157. Siracusa, il venditore di sanguinello
  140. 158. Siracusa, squeezing blood oranges
  141. 159. Siracusa, sanguinello (blood orange juice)
  142. 160. Blood oranges
  143. 161. Marzipan
  144. 162. Cefalu
  145. 163. Duomo, Cefalu, begun 1131 by the Norman king, Roger II; completed 1240. Apse with mosaic of Cristo, il Pantocratore.
  146. 164. Ortigia (island in the city), off Siracusa
  147. 165. Ortigia “ Island in the City” off Siracusa, connected by a crosswalk
  148. 166. Ortigia, Greek Temple of Apollo
  149. 167. Ortigia, Cute Cop
  150. 168. Ortigia, Fountain of Diana
  151. 169. Ortigia
  152. 170. Ortigia, Jasmine
  153. 171. Ortigia, Trinacria
  154. 172. Ortigia, Duomo Originally Greek Temple of Athena, 5C BC
  155. 173. Ortigia, Duomo
  156. 174. Ortigia, Duomo
  157. 175. Ortigia, Duomo
  158. 176. Ortigia, Duomo
  159. 178. Ortigia, Duomo
  160. 179. Ortigia
  161. 180. Ortigia, “Wise Guys”
  162. 181. Ortigia
  163. 182. Reggio Calabria
  164. 183. Reggio Calabria, Tempio di Apollo, Secolo VI a.C.
  165. 184. View of Sicily (Messina from Ferry to Reggio Calabria)
  166. 185. Port of Messina, Madonna della Lettura, (20’ high) patron saint of sailors and ports.
  167. 186. Madonna of the Letter &quot;Vos et ipsam civitatem benedicimus,&quot; &quot;We bless you and your city.&quot; According to popular legend, the Virgin Mary presented a letter to Messina residents who visited her in Palestine in 42 AD, congratulating the city on their Christian conversion. The letter is said to be in safe keeping inside one of Messina's churches, and “… promising to you, and all your posterity, to assist you in the presence of My Son.&quot; Madonna della Lettura was unveiled in 1934 when Pope Pius XI who, using a remote control device created by Gugliemo Marconi, illuminated the statue from the Vatican City.
  168. 187. Messina
  169. 188. Messina
  170. 189. Messina
  171. 190. Messina
  172. 191. Messina
  173. 192. Messina
  174. 193. Reggio Calabria
  175. 194. Reggio Calabria
  176. 195. Reggio Calabria
  177. 196. Reggio Calabria
  178. 197. Salvatore Irace, Tour Director
  179. 198. Neptune, Guarding Port of Messina
  180. 199. Messina
  181. 200. Messina
  182. 201. On the way to Cefalu, looking down from bus
  183. 202. On the way to Cefalu
  184. 203. On the way to Cefalu
  185. 204. City Map
  186. 205. City Map - Raised Detail
  187. 206. Cefalu
  188. 207. Cefalu
  189. 208. Cefalu, il fruttivendolo
  190. 209. Cefalu, le nespole (loquat or medlar fruit)
  191. 210. Melanzane
  192. 211. Cefalu
  193. 212. Cefalu
  194. 213. Cefalu
  195. 214. Cefalu, Duomo, Cristo, il Pantocratore
  196. 215. Cefalu, Duomo, Cristo, il Pantocratore
  197. 216. Cefalu, Duomo, Madonna (marble & gold overlay)
  198. 217. Cefalu
  199. 218. Cefalu
  200. 219. Cefalu
  201. 220. Carciofi
  202. 221. Porri
  203. 222. Le ragazze alla classe a Cefalu
  204. 223. <ul><li>Corleone – Birthplace of the Nicolosi Clan </li></ul><ul><li>(Ignazio Nicolosi, 1873) </li></ul>

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