Blog Posts - Sicilians



The men clapped their hands

No matter what local women want to make you believe, but Sicily is still very much divided in gender roles. Perhaps little bit less in big cities like Catania, but much more so in small cities and villages. So I went to the hardware store couple of v...
by Vardag På Sicilien on Apr 21, 2016

Daily Drama in the Cartoon Mansion

Sicily is drama. On stage, on TV, on the radio, on the streets....many and everywhere...Drama, Drama, Drama...So this is the latest Drama. Mickey Mouse is responsable for apartments: renting them out and mantaining them, and some he owns. One day Dai...
by Living In Sicily on Mar 27, 2016

Looking for a house – Sicilian style

I have lived here for many years and decided to buy a house. I went to some real estate firms just to check them out and explained what I was looking for. Of course they sent what they were thinking of; new projects (to help out their friends to get...
by Living In Sicily on Mar 7, 2016

Word so loong…so looooooong

Italians, especially sicilians, are experts to create long words for passwords and for e-mail adresses. Like this wifi password in a restaurant in Santa Teresa Riva. It's the same with many websites and email adresses. E.g. if Giovanni opens a organi...
by Living In Sicily on Feb 12, 2016

City of Catania – the opening of Sant’Agata festivities

With my friend I was invited by the municipality of Catania for the first celebration evening of the cities saint Sant'Agata. Had the honor to follow the festivities from the municipal building at Piazza Duomo. From the balcony we could get glimpes o...
by Living In Sicily on Feb 4, 2016

He loves her – and wants the whole world to know

Men expressing their feelings is not a problem in Sicily. This one bought a whole billboard by a busy roundabout to tell his girlfriend how much he loves her and she is his princess. It is also very usual that she writes love messages on the road or...
by Living In Sicily on Jan 19, 2016

Landlord and shoes, shoes, shoes…

So when I moved in my landlord saw all my shoes and understood that more space is needed so he has started to construct a room for all my shoes! And not even asking more rent...no words said, just "I build you a shoe room". I guess this man has under...
by Living In Sicily on Nov 7, 2015

Pic of The weeK: Yeah, lets park here in the middle of the highway

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by Living In Sicily on Sep 3, 2015

Sicily is vary

Some days ago I got the perfect day as an example how vary Sicily really is. The same day some women accused me of not being a good woman; not married, not having kids and be a stay home woman. They said I was a bad woman working and travelling. The...
by Living In Sicily on Mar 25, 2015

A lock just as a message

So one of the owners has a bad habit to enter my habitat when I am gone, so instead of confronting the situation, which will not lead anywhere anyway, I bought some extra locks for the door to they can not enter with the extra key. It is an old baroq...
by Living In Sicily on Mar 15, 2015

They leave also for freedom

The official focus is always that people leave Sicily to find work abroad and this is why the island also looses competence. But it is not the whole truth. There are many young people who also flee their families because they want to have the same fr...
by Vardag På Sicilien on Jan 2, 2015

It was in Sicily I became an atheist

I have never thought about religion as much as here in Sicily. Religion is involved everywhere you go. In the hospital, in every corner there is a church, people trying to push catholism on me, post office, sport, school, especially in the family and...
by Living In Sicily on Nov 12, 2014

No matter what I say, I am always wrong :)

A sad thing is that I meet much negative comments from sicilians and italians about living in Sicily. Living here is my own choise, I have nothing that has to keep me here. Not everything is bad nor good and this blog is about my experiences here, th...
by Living In Sicily on Nov 7, 2014

Sicily, Alcohol and Drugs

I saw an italian documentary about drug usage in Europe and was not surprised at all to see statistics that Italy is on top position where people uses most drugs in whole Europe, both light and heavy drugs. In Sicily the usage of Cannabis and Marijua...
by Living In Sicily on Sep 16, 2014

Same pick up line…always…

I was waiting for the people to meet by a parking lot and a man comes to me and starts the classical pick up dialogue; where I am from and what I do ecc. Then he says the classical words: I have a great job, earn good money, have a big car and two ho...
by Living In Sicily on Sep 11, 2014

Happy to help

A person I know was always complaining about his job and salaries does not arrive in time and the director sometimes brakes balls paying some of the staff and some not, just to be evil (This kind of company leaders are very common here). He is a hone...
by Living In Sicily on Jul 23, 2014

Sexual education? Anyone?

I hear and see lots of strange things everyday, but this one took the top position of them all during all of the five years here. We in the dog group were in the park yesterday and let the dogs run free. Later three women with kids passes and the mot...
by Living In Sicily on Jul 13, 2014

Pic of The Week: “God doubles for you all the goodness you wish for me”

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by Living In Sicily on Jun 11, 2014

Desperation has no limits

A woman has left hundreds of messages all over Catania to her ex-boyfriend, saying Vito Chiarenza in Cibali (part of the town). I beg you to come back. I do not feel well.-  Vito Chiarenza, call Giusy. Come back to Rome. / Guisy. And these messages...
by Vardag På Sicilien on Jun 4, 2014

Pick up your shit!

We are a group of dog owners who meet in a park once or twice a day where we train our dogs and dogs can play with eachother. It is also a nice new social circle for us. We keep us far away from the kids who are playing in the playground and made our...
by Living In Sicily on May 27, 2014


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