If you have not visited Sicily, my hope is that you get inspired to visit. If you already have, my hope is that you return. If you have not eaten Pani chi Panelli, my hope is that you try them when in Sicily, maybe while visiting its province of Bagheria, which were both mentioned in my first post. If you do visit Bagheria and try Pani chi Panelli, please throw your trash in un cestino, a garbage can, otherwise it’ll look like this…
Did you hear about or remember the garbage crisis in Naples that happened about 7 years ago? Slowly it’s gotten better, much better. You don’t see the garbage you once saw in the Neapolitan streets…
Ciao, io mi chiamo Anna
E' un piacere conoscervi. Nice meeting all of you. I am an Italian teacher in the States and have been teaching for almost 20 years. I love teaching Italian yet Public Education has changed since I started; or it may be that I have changed since I started--maybe a little bit of both. I was granted a sabbatical year to work on a project about my family that metamorphosed into something bigger than my family. It developed into a website called the Story of Silence. It speaks about seven women and the stories they tell about their personal experiences during WW2. I am hoping it can develop further into a resource for teachers of all subjects and for life-long learners in general who believe in the power of Storytelling and its capacity to connect us in the most human of ways. Storytelling lead me to create For the Love of All Things Italian as well. I love Italy and thought this would be another way of sharing Italy with others who have the same passion and love for this breathtakingly beautiful yet unabashedly flawed and enigmatic country--it is what makes Italians so very human. You'll find stories from different areas of Italy I have had personal experiences in; however, I highlight Sicily. It's where I go every year and where a little piece of my heart remains until I return.