Category: Places

My hellenism

My surname in Greek means “golden leaf”. I can vividly remember my dad and my grandad telling me this: about our far (far,far,far) Greek roots. The part of Sicily where my dad comes from was once known as Magna Grecia and as witness of this we have the stunning architecture and some places which still keep the original names. In the below map,…

A coffee in Savoca…an offer you can’t refuse!

Savoca, Sicily . Sitting at the only bar’s table of Savoca square on a January morning can be an unique experience for the ones who have never visited this spot of Sicily before. The scenario that is opening in front of my eyes is the most realistic version of a painting where two green dotted mountains disclose the quiet, blue…

Why I chose to leave Sicily

Maastricht, 16/10/2015 So many people that I met on my way often asked me : why did you choose to leave your Sicily? You have summer 9 months a year, the best food and people are “relaxed” (To me, the way we live down there is being lazy more than relaxed!) Many people immigrate, or do migrations abroad, or whatever…