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Nonfiction
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.






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Out of Palermo

La Cuba

February 14, 2014

Tags: La Cuba Arab Norman architecture

La Cuba, 12th-Century palace of William the Good. One of his many pads.
The conquering Normans used Arab translators to save the Greek classics, Arab architects, Arab builders, Arab city administrators, and Arab harems and clothes and customs. They knew a good thing when they saw it.

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