Archive for September, 2009

Cous Cous Fest “Festival” San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

Cous Cous Fest “Festival” San Vito lo Capo, Sicily.

Cous Cous , originating from Northern Africa , and now part of the Sicilian traditional cuisine is particularly present in the province of Trapani. The Sicilian fishing ports with their fresh daily catches provide the fundamental ingredients for Fish cous cous “di pesce”.

San Vito lo Capo a Sicilian seaside resort famous for its sandy beaches and crystal clear waters is the host of the annual cous cous fest.  This year taking place from 22nd to 27th September.

For further details visit the official website at Cous Cous Fest

Ryanair Bari Brindisi Trapani Puglia Sicily

Ryanair continue to invest into southern Italy.  This time connecting Puglia with Sicily. With direct flights from Trapani to Bari and Trapani to Brindisi. Thank you Mr O’leary you continue to make life easier for me working here as an Italian Property consultant in southern Italy. For me travelling across the south of Italy sourcing property in Italy, project management of client Italian property restoration  has always been a little difficult. Sometimes having to use the train and ferry to get from west sicily to Brindisi, which can take over 8 hours. Now as Ryaniar know there is an increasing number of clients looking for property in Puglia and property in Sicily flights are available to book today for the first departures in February 2010. Flight time under an hour from Trapani to Bari fantastic. With the recent Ryanair offer of £1 flights  it makes living and working in Italy pleasurable. Thank you Ryanair,

Salemi 1 euro house

Salemi is back in the news with an article in the Giornale di Sicilia today documenting David from MIPC and his work in Salemi.

Se volete sapere di piu cliccate qui Salemi dove potete leggere anche notizia del Salemi International Jazz Festival.

Per contatti aziendale cliccate qui MIPC

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Mike Bongiorno

Mike Bongiorno dies.

Mike Bongiorno well known Italian television presenter and quiz master who made quiz shows popular in Italy in the 1950s and 1960s  has died aged 85.

Born in New York to an Italian mother and an Italian-American father, Bongiorno moved to Italy when still a child and became an institution in the Italian broadcasting scene.

He was one of the first high profile presenters to defect from Rai to privately-owned Canale 5 and continued to present programmes well into old age.

Among his best known programmes were Lascia o raddoppia.

Many will remember him for his trademark Allegria! at the start of his shows.

Sky Italia said Tuesday that Bongiorno died suddenly of a heart attack in Monte Carlo. Bongiorno was working on a show for Sky.

The ANSA news agency said Bongiorno died from a heart attack. It quoted Premier Silvio Berlusconi as saying Italy had lost a great TV personality and he had lost a friend.

Nicknamed “The Quiz King,” Bongiorno was of American origin but made his name in Italy. He was one of Italy’s most enduring and beloved television personalities.

In the 1950s and 1960s, he popularized quiz shows through a series of successful programs on state-run RAI. Bongiorno was also the host of countless other shows, including a popular annual song fest in San Remo.

Watch this video of Vittorio Sgarbi and Mike Bongiorno.

Post your respects on Facebook Mike Bongiorno

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Salemi Sicilian Wine Festival

Salemi Sicilian Wine Festival : Benedivino

The seaside here in Sicily is fantastic, the water clear and warm but here in Salemi thev’ve gone one step further and created a swimming pool of 30,000 litres of wine. The latest idea from Mayor Sgarbi to promote sicilian wine and Salemi is taking place this weekend from Friday 4th Septemberr to Sunday 6th. If you are here in Sicily come along and take a dip in the pool of red sicilian wine. Read more… Sicilian Wine

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