Theresa Maggio

Selected Works

A look at life in little-known mountain towns of the Sicilian hinterlands.
A true account of the last years of an ancient Sicilian giant bluefin tuna trap.


Out of Palermo

A break

May 12, 2018

Tags: break, blog, rest

I am taking a break from blogging. Will be back with some new idea.

Apropos of nothing

April 19, 2018

Tags: masterpiece, editing, happy, dance, marvel, perfect

This is a masterpiece of editing, a labor of love and a happiness maker. Four minutes of perfect joy and timing.

Palazzina Cinese

April 14, 2018

Tags: palermo, palazzina, cinese, facebook

Click on the photo caption to see a 360-degree view of the interior.

Immigrants drown on way to Sicily

February 2, 2018

Tags: immigrants, drown, death, sicily, africa

From today's La Repubblica:
A large boat with 90 people aboard flipped off the coast of Libya today. It is feared they all died. Most were Pakistanis. The year is young but has already seen 246 dead, almost all headed to Italy.

saved, they sing

January 21, 2018

Tags: immigrants, drowning, trouble, Open Arms, song, raft, immigration

The African immigrants broke into song aboard a rubber dinghy that rescued them from their unsafe craft in the strait of Sicily and brought them to the NGO immigrant rescue ship Open Arms on Jan 29, 2018

Found in Palermo

January 10, 2018

Tags: inventor, palermo, sicily, marcello lampone, via maqueda, ballaro, personality, happy, cheer, create

Inventor Marcello Lampone, a treasure.

Favorita racetrack closed due to Mafia

January 9, 2018

Tags: Words or phrases to categorize this post for the tags section

From The Guardian:
Horse racing has been suspended at the Palermo racetrack after Italian police investigating mafia activity discovered illegal gambling and evidence that Cosa Nostra bosses were rigging races.

The order, from the head of the Palermo prefecture, Antonella De Miro, followed the arrests earlier in December of 25 people linked to the clans (more…)

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