Photo Album: “My Sicily” at the Sicilian Festival in San Diego, California!

Un buongiorno caloroso e solare come  la nostra magica isola e la nostra gente – ed un pensiero particolare a  tutti i Siciliani di San Diego che ho conosciuto questo weekend!  Torno da un viaggio meraviglioso….da pura bellezza naturale…..da paesaggi incantati ed incantevoli…..da una terra baciata dal sole e punteggiata dal verde degli ulivi e l’arancio e il giallo degli agrumi…..dove l’aria profuma di gelsomino e di mare…..dove l’azzurro del mare incontra quello del cielo all’orizzonte proprio come in Sicilia e nel Mediterraneo…………ecco alcune delle immagini piu’ salienti di questi giorni – ho molto da raccontare, tanti incontri importanti ed esperienze culinarie e di viaggio da condividere insieme a voi nei prossimi giorni.  Comincio con il ringraziare le persone piu’ importanti, miei nuovi amici, che hanno creduto in me e nel mio libro, e con cui ho lavorato in questi ultimi mesi per la mia partecipazione al festival – un gruppo di splendide persone  che hanno dimostrato a me e alla mia famiglia tanto “amore siciliano”!  Grazie di cuore  – San Diego e’ , e sara’ sempre, nei nostri cuori.  

A warm and sunny “buongiorno” to all of you just like our magical island and people – and a particular thought to all the Sicilians of San Diego that I met this weekend! I’m back from a wonderful journey ….from pure natural beauty….from enchanted and enchanting sceneries….from a sunkissed land…dotted with the green of olives and the orange and yellow hues of citrus fruits…where the air is perfumed with jasmine and sea breeze….and the blue of the sea meets the sky at the horizon just like in Sicilia and in the Mediterranean…..here are a few snapshots from the past few days – I have a lot to report on, many  important meetings and culinary and travel experiences to share with you in the coming days.  I want to start by thanking the most important people, my new friends, who believed in me and my book, and worked with me the past few months for my participation at the festival – a group of splendid people who showed my family and I  much “amore siciliano“!  Grazie di cuore, San Diego is and  will remain in our hearts.

With Bernadette Tarantino, Executive Director of the Sicilian Festival in San Diego!
With Bernadette Tarantino, Executive Director of the Sicilian Festival in San Diego!
With Tom Cesarini, Executive Director of Il Convivio Italian Center and  Responsible for the Sicilian Cultural Pavilion at the Sicilian Festival in San Diego!
With Tom Cesarini, Executive Director of Il Convivio Italian Center and Responsible for the Sicilian Cultural Pavilion at the Sicilian Festival in San Diego!
With Marcia Buompensiero, Responsible for the Sicilian Cultural Pavilion at the Sicilian Festival in San Diego!
With Marcia Buompensiero, Responsible for the Sicilian Cultural Pavilion at the Sicilian Festival in San Diego!
With Giovanna Di Bona, Entertainment Director of the Sicilian Festival in San Diego!
With Giovanna Di Bona, Entertainment Director of the Sicilian Festival in San Diego!
My family is and will always be "My Sicily" -- the Sicilian Festival in San Diego is for and about FAMILY - probably the strongest value/bond of Sicilians Across the World!  Grazie SAN DIEGO!!!
My family is and will always be “My Sicily” — the Sicilian Festival in San Diego is for and about FAMILY – probably the strongest value/bond of Sicilians Across the World! Grazie SAN DIEGO!!!

 

 

 

 

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