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Suggestions for reading or movies about Sicily before trip?

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Suggestions for reading or movies about Sicily before trip?

History, culture, geography, people, food!

I would love to read some good books before our visit, so any suggestions?

Fiction, non-fiction or movies? (not asking about guidebooks)

Thanks!

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1. Re: Suggestions for reading or movies about Sicily before trip?

To get you started...:

Books from Verga (I loved it, first visited his former house in Catania, was intrigued and started reading his books when I canme back from vacation) I Malavoglia was great since we had seen the market in Catania and visited the villages nearby.

L. Bernabo Brea (1966) Sicily before the Greeks

R.Ross Holloway (1991) The Archaeology of Ancient Sicily

I believe I had mentioned some in my triplist as well...

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2. Re: Suggestions for reading or movies about Sicily before trip?

Ciao Journeyer – Hope all is well!

Find many suggestions here....

http://www.bestofsicily.com/books.htm

Also Mary Taylor Simeti’s wonderful articles and books - Ideas for independent oldies in October:

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You’ll find discussions about movies set in Sicily....

Sicily Films location:

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turismo e set cinematografici:

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http://goo.gl/hJnaU

Sicily Film Locations:

tourofsicily.com/Sicily_Film_Locations.htm

Beach in Taormina:

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And of course the Montalbano series!

Montalbano places :):

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Deserted streets:

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Short notice Montalbano tour:

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Il giovane Montalbano - The young Montalbano:

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Montalbano soundtrack of Pietrasanti's music:

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On the Hunt for Montalbano ... 31 July 2012:

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Kind regards,

Vagabonda

Edited: 13 November 2012, 11:54
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3. Re: Suggestions for reading or movies about Sicily before trip?

the Leopard by Lampedusi.

Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons by Matthew Fort.

Casa Nostra by Caroline Seller Menzo.

I believe a DVD is available from Amazon and/or BBC of Andrew Graham Dixon and Georgio Locatelli's tour of Sicily which was the inspiration for our trip.

and Montelbano of course!

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4. Re: Suggestions for reading or movies about Sicily before trip?

The Leopard, starring Burt Lancaster

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5. Re: Suggestions for reading or movies about Sicily before trip?

I just read book 1 of the Montalbano series. Enjoyed it!

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6. Re: Suggestions for reading or movies about Sicily before trip?

Norman Lewis: In Sicily, The Honoured Society,

Gavin MAxwell - Ten Pains of Death

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7. Re: Suggestions for reading or movies about Sicily before trip?

If you have an interest in Palermo, the movie "Palermo Shooting."

And "The Leopard" should be required reading for anyone planning to visit Sicily.

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8. Re: Suggestions for reading or movies about Sicily before trip?

All these suggestions - thank you, thank you, thank you!

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9. Re: Suggestions for reading or movies about Sicily before trip?

Prego Journeyer,

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s “The Leopard” is a classic.

http://www.bestofsicily.com/mag/art343.htm

Sicily, Through the Eyes of the Leopard:

…nytimes.com/2008/…

After the Leopard, the Deluge:

nytimes.com/2010/…27kehr.html

Vagabonda

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10. Re: Suggestions for reading or movies about Sicily before trip?

This thread cost me $100 last night. I bought the Verga book, a collection of Pirandello's short stories in a dual-language version, Simeti's "On Perephone's Island", Leonardo Sciascia's "To Each His Own", Keahey "Seeking Sicily" ---- and three DVD's containing the first nine Montalbano episodes.

My planned return trip to Sicily (southeastern) is less than six months away.

Edited: 14 November 2012, 13:18