The Stone Boudoir; Travels Through the Hidden Villages of Sicily
Maletto: Nunzio Putrino plays the bagpipes made from the skin of a ram he bred, raised and butchered. (5.7MB)
–Chicago Tribune, Feb. 3, 2002
"At one point, Maggio spends a night in 'the ultimate stone house,' a cave in the Nebrodi Mountains in north-central Sicily, where the naturally temperature-controlled, often wood-paneled apartments are furnished with dining-room credenzas, VCR's and microwaves. These dwellings, like all the Sicilian homes Maggio visits, are cleaned furiously and proudly by members of a fierce army of Sicilian housewives. One tells Maggio that her cave was too dark until the morning 'I sent my husband off to work, found his sledgehammer' and 'made the window into a door.'"
–New York Times, June 2, 2002
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Mondello: Gigi Burruano and troupe singing for fun at a house party Piero took me to. circa 1984. (5.3MB)
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Mattanza Book Review
Dream of Italy
The PBS show interviewed me.
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an Australian blogger living in Sicily interviews me
Slide show of my year in Via Terza Compagnia
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