Selected Works

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

Sicilians made wine 6,000 years ago

August 30, 2017

Tags: ancient, wine, sciacca, trapani, sicily, mount Kronio, terracotta, cave. researchers, archeology

From The Guardian:
Researchers have discovered traces of what could be the world’s oldest wine at the bottom of terracotta jars in a cave in Sicily, showing that the fermented drink was being made and consumed in Italy more than 6,000 years ago.

Previously scientists had believed winemaking developed in Italy around 1200 BC, but the find by a team from the University of South Florida pushes that date back by at least three millennia.

Video montage of towns around S. Margherita di Belice

December 3, 2015

Tags: Santa margherita belice, caltabellotta, salaparuta, poggioreale, sciacca, vita, tourism

A group of towns around Santa Margherita Belice have banded together to self-promote the cultural treasures and natural and agrarian beauties of their towns to tourists. They have produced a three-minute video that is fun to watch:

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