Category Archives: Sicily

The birth of Italy, 17th March 1861

Italy has a history that stretches back thousands of years and includes the Etruscans of Tuscany, the ancient Roman empire and Charles the Great (Charlemagne), otherwise known as the “Father of Europe”. Many of its 61 million population are descendants … Continue reading

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I’m Montalbano!

If you like your detectives irascible, principled and loyal with an insatiable apetite for the truth, amongst other things, then Sicilian Salvatore Montalbano is your man. Italians know Commissario (Inspector) Montalbano as the head of the fictional Vigàta police precinct. … Continue reading

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