Blog Posts - Sicily



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

A phenomena not seen every day

This is something unique in Sicily. The humidity from the sea creates low clouds just above the sea. The sky above is clear blue and sunshine. This happened last time 2009 and then is covered also the city below in a thick fog. Svenska Detta är någ...
by Living In Sicily on Apr 18, 2016

“Sta su Cazzo”

Sicilian expressions are funny and very strong. So strong that our nordic bad words sounds like a church choir in comparison. I started to be tired of the slow renovation of my bathroom because the fourth day not even the walls were done and I felt b...
by Living In Sicily on Apr 12, 2016

Landlords and bathrooms

My bathroom wall came down some time ago. I heard the noise watching a movie with a glass of wine in my hand, but I did not go there to see what happened. I did not want to face it. So after some weeks (we had to wait for the storms to calm down) my...
by Living In Sicily on Apr 10, 2016

Sicilian style to order your Tagliatelle

Daily fresh fish you pick and becomes this The post Sicilian style to order your Tagliatelle appeared first on Living In Sicily - Vardag På Sicilien.
by Living In Sicily on Apr 8, 2016

Sicily – Season is officially open

In Sicily the tourist season starts to open up. Beaches gets cleaned, more traffic on the streets, facades gets painted, summer lidos opens...it is like living in a new place when winter turns to summer. Sicily is perhaps the safest area to travel to...
by Living In Sicily on Apr 3, 2016

Italian ghost hotel

Work on the Grande Hotel San Calogero in Sicily began in 1954 and were finalized after nearly 30 years. Although the hotel has received two official openings, no customer has ever stayed in this establishment, writes Daily Mail. The hotel was built o...
by We care about your travel on Mar 28, 2016

Italian ghost hotel

Work on the Grande Hotel San Calogero in Sicily began in 1954 and were finalized after nearly 30 years. Although the hotel has received two official openings, no customer has ever stayed in this establishment, writes Daily Mail. The hotel was built o...
by We care about your travel on Mar 28, 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

So what has happened in Sicily this weekend

So what has happened in Sicily this weekend. - In Palermo some gas stations has sold petroleum to a very advantageous price. Couple of gas station owners are arrested for selling petroleum aimed for the agricultural sector in their gasstations for a...
by Living In Sicily on Feb 28, 2016

Most days in Sicily is clear blue skies and calm volcano

But today we have a cyclone in my area... The post Most days in Sicily is clear blue skies and calm volcano appeared first on Living In Sicily - Vardag På Sicilien.
by Living In Sicily on Feb 28, 2016

The laziest postman in the world

Some months ago we have a quite big landslide that damaged our street and things takes time to repair here for several reasons. So to ease the work for the postman we put the post boxes on a house facade by the street where he can put all the mail. H...
by Living In Sicily on Feb 24, 2016

Chocolate Feast in Piedimonte Etneo

Sicilians loves food and takes every occasion to celebrate and eat it. Last weekend a Chocolate Feast was organized in Piedimonte Etneo, a cute mountain town by the foot of Etna. Of course we went there to eat lots of hand made chocolate and watched...
by Living In Sicily on Feb 16, 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

Sicilian Creativity Wins at Carnival of Venice

The Sicilian cart wins the Carnival of Venice. One of Scicli and a Ragusano triumphed in Venice 2016 carnival competition by winning two awards: "The best Mask" and "The Mask theme." The creativity and imagination of the two iblei, Salvatore Occhipin...
by Living In Sicily on Feb 10, 2016

Carneval Masquerade Party at Palazzo Bisacari – Catania 6 Feb

The post Carneval Masquerade Party at Palazzo Bisacari – Catania 6 Feb appeared first on Living In Sicily - Vardag På Sicilien.
by Living In Sicily on Feb 7, 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

Caltagirone – the Ceramic City (photos)

Eat lunch at "Non Solo Vino". Ask the locals where it is. -- This island named Sicily is magic -- The post Caltagirone – the Ceramic City (photos) appeared first on Living In Sicily - Vardag På Sicilien.
by Living In Sicily on Jan 28, 2016

Sicilian Breakfast at Brelundi (Waltham, MA)

First, let's talk about the name. Brelundi may sound like an Italian word to some, but it actually just refers to "breakfast lunch dinner" - the three meals this Italian cafe in Waltham serves. They actually have quite a unique breakfas...
by Gourmet Pigs on Jan 24, 2016

Pink parking spots for women, for free

Some municipalities in Sicily has created pink parking spots for pregnant women and with new born children, for free. This is from Catania, Corso Italia. So nice! Svenska Vissa kommuner på Sicilien har skapat rosa parkeringsplatser för gravida kvin...
by Living In Sicily on Jan 22, 2016


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