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Noto (Siracusa)

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#130905036 / gettyimages.com Val di Noto, San Nicola cathedral e Ducezio Palace. #85560366 / gettyimages.com

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Mario Motta’s passion is “written in the stars”

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Apparently, Mario Motta has a successful medical career: Not only is he an established practicing cardiologist but he has also been the president of the Massachusetts Medical Association for many years. Yet he does not talk about it much. Actually, asking him about his job can be a somewhat frustrating Q&A, where the A is usually a brief, telegraphic sentence. The same can be said for questions about his family — although his three grown kids also have successful careers of their own — or any other “earthly” subject, for that matter. But when the conversation turns up — meaning ...

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Sicily’s Mount Etna Gets World Heritage Status

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An Unbiased Italy Travel Blog Brought to You by Perillo Tours Mount Etna, Sicily’s towering and active volcano, has been deemed a World Heritage Site by the United Nations office UNESCO. The volcano joins 47 other World Heritage sites in Italy, including the Amalfi Coast and the Dolomite Mountains. The selection of World Heritage sites is based on 10 criteria such as “to bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.” “The almost continuous eruptive activity of Mount Etna continues to influence volcanology, geophysics and ...

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Mario Di Leo, The North Ender Who Saved My Life

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I remember him as a handsome man in suite coat and tie. I remember him always smiling and always kind. I remember him as the man who saved my life. Many of you will remember him in your own way, but I’m sure the thoughts will just a special as mine are. I’m referring here to Mario Di Leo, a man who helped to make the North End the wonderful place that it was when I was growing up. I knew Mario from the Shaw House and the Summer Day Camp. I remembered him well from the latter because it ...

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Preparing for the Fisherman’s Feast in the North End

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Every year since 2009, Pascal Gangi of Revere has put together a float for the Fisherman’s Feast of the North End. A student at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Gangi follows the traditional float-making techniques he has learned spending summers in his hometown of Sciacca, Sicily. The 2012 Fishermen’s Feast took place in the North End between August 17 and 19, 2012. For full coverage of the Feast, please visit NorthEndWaterfront.com. Here is a picture of the completed float as it appeared during the procession:

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Caffe Sicilia – Photographing an Italian Cafe in Gloucester

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Paul Cary Goldberg is a photographer based in Gloucester, Mass. From 2007 to 2012, he has been photographing the patrons of the city's Caffe Sicilia, frequented by many of the local Sicilian community.

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Fishing Crisis and Sustainability – Sicilian Region Comes to Boston

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A report for RAI International's "Italia Chiama Italia" highlighting the arrival in Boston of a delegation from the southern Italian region of Sicily.

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Painter Michael Dean: From North End to Italy

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Living in the North End, Michael Dean has been fascinated by Italy, often depicting scenes and views he has captured on his travels to the country.

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Blue Fish: From Sicily to Boston

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North End Boston Public Library recently had the pleasure of hosting a seminar and exhibit on the value of Mediterranean blue fish (pesce azzurro) and the possibilities of establishing a long-term cooperation with communities in New England.

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Nicolosi Dignitaries Visit Boston

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A group of dignitaries from Nicolosi, Sicily, recently visited the Boston area and took part in the Feast of Three Saints in Lawrence.

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Photos from Feast of Three Saints in Lawrence 2011

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The Feast of Three Saints kicked off in Lawrence on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. We were there to take pictures of the annual event.

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Painter Nino Scimeca Joins Boston-based Canvas Fine Arts

Sicilian painter Nino Scimeca at work.

Canvas Fine Arts, a Boston-based artist representation agency, has added an Italian artist among its roster of artists: Nino Scimeca.

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