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The Triumph of Death: Mysterious Plague Painting in Palermo
Art & Architecture | Museums and Exhibits | Sicily

The Triumph of Death: Mysterious Plague Painting in Palermo

Throughout the long, lonely months of our modern pandemic, I’ve been thinking about a dark and mysterious painting in Palermo known as “The Triumph of Death.” Known in Italian as Il Trionfo della Morte, the painting hangs in Palazzo Abatellis, a regional gallery in the Kalsa quarter of the Sicilian capital. Measuring 6 m x…

Go For the Gold: The Gorgeous Golden Mosaics of Palermo, Monreale, & Cefalù
Art & Architecture | Sicily

Go For the Gold: The Gorgeous Golden Mosaics of Palermo, Monreale, & Cefalù

Sicily has some of the most gorgeous golden mosaics in the world. Here’s where to see these UNESCO World Heritage sights in Palermo, Monreale, and Cefalù.

Palermo, Sicily: 2018 Italian Capital of Culture
Italy News | Sicily

Palermo, Sicily: 2018 Italian Capital of Culture

Congratulations to the city of Palermo, which has been awarded the distinction of Italian Capital of Culture for 2018. The Italian Culture Ministry (Ministero di Beni Culturali) awards the prize each year in an effort to promote tourism. Along with the distinction, the winning city receives 1 million euro which is to be used to…

The Ancient Winds of Italy
Culture & Living | Featured Articles | History

The Ancient Winds of Italy

Spending time with Italians, you realize that so many of their current habits, beliefs, superstitions, and traditions are rooted in the ancient. This is even true when it comes to understanding the weather, particularly the way in which the wind blows. I had never given much thought to the wind. Having grown up in the…