Photos of Life in Sicily

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The Contrasts, the Culture, the People

Sicily

Moving scene in Ragusa Ibla: One old woman giving food to another by pushing the food on a plank.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

 

Sicilian Carts (archive footage from c. 1949)

 

sun-dried tomatoes

Sun-dried tomatoes on the market near the cemetary in Cefalù.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

A fisherman in Cefalù.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

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Graffiti in Sicily is all about love.
Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

Graffiti in Sicily is all about love.
Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Life in Sicily can be hard, as the smile on the face of this man in front of the cathedral in Catania shows.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

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Bed bases used to build a fence. You have to be creative. This photo was taken near San Giovanni dei Lebbrosi.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Life in Sicily: the balcony

A balcony near Taormina.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

The selfie generation in Cefalù.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

swordfish in Monreale

Swordfish for sale in Monreale.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Spectacular tuna fishing (1932)

Source: British Pathé

 

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Abandoned house in the Sicilian countryside.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Sicily

What does the future bring for these Sicilian boys in Cefalù?

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

 

Cats in Cefalù, Sicily.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Fisherman in Cefalù preparing his gear.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

fisherman in Trapani, Sicily

A fisherman in Trapani, Sicily prepares his net.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Sicilan wedding

Who stepped on my bridal veil? Sicilan wedding in Syracuse.
Photo: Torild Egge

 

Wedding in Gibilmanna. Cool car!

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

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Family life under the balcony. Swallows in the seaside-resort Giardini Naxos, near Taormina.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

How about a Martini Rosso on the balcony, dear?

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Sicily

Agrigento Blues.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Sicily

Buying fish on the fish market in Trapani.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Swordfish, market, Catania

Swordfish for sale on the market in Catania.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Sicily

Ready for renovation.
Photo: Torild Egge

 

Serbian ex-soldier now making a living as a beggar in Palermo. The photo was taken at the cemetary in Cefalù.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Polizia Municipale, Castelmola - police car

Police car in Castelmola. No villains will get away here.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Bicycle in Sicily

Bicycle on the balcony.
Photo: Torild Egge


 

Creative solutions in Sicily.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

 

Wedding in Monreale, 28 May 2015.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Life in Siracusa

Siracusa

A boy playing melodies from The Godfather near the church Santa Lucia alla Badia (La chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia) on the south side of Piazza Duomo.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

Electricity

Electric wires attached to the wall.
A narrow street in Cefalù.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Recommended reading on Sicily

             

 

Palermo contrasts

The contrasts. Palermo.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

cat in Naxos, Sicily

Cat feeding a kitten. Naxos.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Sicily

Vendesi (For sale).
Photo: Torild Egge

 

 

 

 

 

Sicilian Sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List

  • Agrigento: Archaeological Area of Agrigento (UNESCO)
  • Aeolian Islands: Isole Eolie. The group consists of seven islands (Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi and Panarea) and five small islets (Basiluzzo, Dattilo, Lisca Nera, Bottaro and Lisca Bianca) in the vicinity of Panarea. (UNESCO)
  • Caltagirone (UNESCO)
  • Catania (UNESCO)
  • Cefalù Cathedral
  • Militello Val di Catania (UNESCO)
  • Modica (UNESCO)
  • Monreale Cathedral
  • Mount Etna (UNESCO)
  • Noto (UNESCO)
  • Palermo: Palazzo dei Normanni (The Norman Palace)
  • Palermo: Cappella Palatina (The Palatine Chapel in the Norman Palace)
  • Palermo: Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti
  • Palermo: Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (also known as the Martorana)
  • Palermo: Church of San Cataldo
  • Palermo: Cathedral of Palermo
  • Palermo: The Zisa Palace (La Zisa)
  • Palermo: The Cuba Palace (La Cuba)
  • Palazzolo Acreide (UNESCO)
  • Ragusa (UNESCO)
  • Scicli (UNESCO)
  • Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica (UNESCO)