Sicula sugnu

Sicula sugnu: a voyage into my Sicily with the same surprise and curiosity as if Eva came here now!!!

venerdì 7 dicembre 2012

A "rusticano" day (curnutu e pure mazziatu!"

after a rural breakfast at the lovely market in Ortigia
where Andrea's wife prepared a delicious hot ricotta cheese

                   after the  sunny tour  among the ruins at the Archeological park of  Neapolis

we drove directly to Vizzini.. looking  for the Cavalleria Rusticana places...

a view of Vizzini from the Castle

a visit at the Museo Verghiano*

*many ignore that Cavalleria Rusticana was a novella by Giovanni verga then turned into a melodramma by Pietro Mascagni

 the costumes used at the Teatro dell'opera di Roma in 1922 for Cavalleria Rusticana -Santuzza's


Osteria 'gna Nunzia

here on Easter Sunday's Santuzza reveals to Alfio the love affair between Turiddu and Lola


Lola's window

Turiddu dies among the fichidindia at the Cunzirìa*
 *Mamma mia! how hard it was to explain to the Japanese group why Alfio killed Turiddu! One Japanese lady asked me " why didn't he directly killed her wife Lola?I don't understand I don't was easier!!" with a funny clear japanese accent..

Hmmmm..I thought ,just for a few seconds....and said " Madam ,Alfio ..I think ,was defendig his own honour more than her wife's.. He couldn't stay curnutu e pure mazziatu!!!

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