Elk Bakery, Verona: American brunches meet Scandinavian interiors.

I was missing America.  I was particularly missing those sweet-meet-salty moments you only experience at weekend brunches.  I had a taste (or two) in my palate and had a strong feeling that I would find them here in Verona, Italy.  So I started researching and interviewing locals and there it was:  Elk Bakery! Literally a…

On love letters and romance with “The” gentleman of Verona…

That of Romeo and Juliet is a tale as old as time and man: to love and to be loved.  Shakespearean love found its epicenter in the idyllic and romantic city of Verona, Italy.  It’s incredible to know that he never actually visited the city but simply imagined it.  You need not wear rose colored…

Language: the perception of self, others and the creation of culture.

For those of us graciously and gratefully multilinguals, we know and understand that language as a whole is an algorithm of codes and that once those codes are understood and memorized, each of us is cognitively able to create unique and original linguistic formulas to vocalize our thoughts, emotions, sensations and stories.  Languages, in fact,…

The identity map of multiculturals.

How would you define identity? I would encourage you not to look up the definition in a dictionary.  I would be more captivated by your own, experienced and subjective interpretation of identity.  In this reflection, I focus on identity for multiculturals. If you belong to two or more cultures, the shades of identity are simultaneously…

With Sicilian Author Marco Rizzo at Sabir Literary Festival in Catania!

This weekend I attended the Sabir Literary Festival in Catania and conversed with Sicilian Author Marco Rizzo on his latest children’s book “L’Immigrazione Spiegata ai Bambini.”  The festival focused on contemporary Mediterranean identity, culture and citizenship. Do you know what “sabir” was?  I would like to share with all of you an excerpt from the…

With Renowned Sicilian Author Simona Lo Iacono

Ciao a tutti.…a few weeks ago, I met with renowned Sicilian Author Simona Lo Iacono as she presented her latest novel “Le Streghe di Lenzavacche” and I shared the My Sicily journey in the USA and in Italy.  Her novel has been acclaimed by many and on book tour throughout Italy at this very moment.  …

With Italian Bestselling Author Simonetta Agnello Hornby

Buonasera Cari/Dear Readers…. Had the honor and privilege of meeting and conversing with Italian Bestselling Author Simonetta Agnello Hornby last night as she presented here in Sicily her latest novel “Caffe’ Amaro” and I shared the “My Sicily” journey in the USA and soon here in Italy…..  It was a beautiful cultural, literary and musical…

Love & Gratitude to my 38,000+ readers worldwide

Love & Gratitude to all of you, carissimi/dearest readers worldwide – this morning the pleasant surprise of being a community of more than 38,500 kind, loving, positive, supportive readers.  I look back at the beginning, the roots of this platform in 2012 to document the book tour of my first book, “My Sicily,” its journey…

My Sicily Postcard 18!

Buongiorno, Cari Lettori/Dear Readers with a poetic My Sicily Postcard 18! To purchase the entire collection go to http://www.paypal.com and pay to mignosafrancesca@gmail.com $30 for the USA and $25 for Europe (mailing included) GRAZIE for your support! The above article is copyrights of Author Francesca Mignosa, 2016.  Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express…