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Old January 2nd, 2008, 02:47 PM   #21
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Yep, it's quite a different world, somewhat closer to Mitteleuropa in some respects (this is the case especially for Trieste).
Plus there isn't any big city, so that the lifestyle is much more rural.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 04:36 PM   #22
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4. Castel del Monte, the most enduring symbol of Apulia. It is an octagonal fortress girt by eight octagonal watchtowers built by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II some time between 1240 and 1250. In spite of what you may think, it was never intended as a military structure, although its actual purpose is still an enigma. Probably it was built for spiritual gratification or as a mathematical wonder, given its perfect symmetry and the deep symbolism of the structure.



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Old January 2nd, 2008, 06:18 PM   #23
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It is a common misconception among foreigners that, since it is an island, it is culturally very distinct from the Mainland.

Well, it isn't. The great cultural divide in Italy is between the North and the South (Central Italy being kind of a borderline). In fact Sicily doesn't differ too much from the rest of the South.

This is less true for Sardinia though, which has a distinct identity in many respects.
But, Sicilans have a very strong African cultur am I right?

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Old January 2nd, 2008, 06:40 PM   #24
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But, Sicilans have a very strong African cultur am I right?
Are you asking seriously?
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 08:09 PM   #25
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Are you asking seriously?
Well, yeah.
I don't mean black Africa but the Arabian Africa, since sicilians have an Arabic look.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 08:49 PM   #26
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Well, yeah.
I don't mean black Africa but the Arabian Africa, since sicilians have an Arabic look.
Well then, no - they don't have a 'strong' African culture.
They have a fully European culture influenced by centuries of trades with those places, exactly as Southern Spain or Greece or other places around the Mediterranean.

And besides, although darker than the average Italian, most Sicilians don't look "Arabic" (not that it would be something to be ashamed of, but they just look different). Take a look to the list of Sicilian senators.

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Old January 2nd, 2008, 11:19 PM   #27
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^ Damit, you've burst my bubble of imagination! I've always thought Sicilians would look like this...




Whatever. I love Italy as probably all Germans do. Somehow it's a bit like 2nd home for us, at least in vacation. During the years I've been to some places, especially the Tuscany is a true gem. Will be a pleasure to follow this thread, so let's look forward for more excursions into the Jackboot-country Pretty good work 'til now.


Shame on you Fed, never break with stereotypes!
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 12:52 AM   #28
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Well then, no - they don't have a 'strong' African culture.
They have a fully European culture influenced by centuries of trades with those places, exactly as Southern Spain or Greece or other places around the Mediterranean.

And besides, although darker than the average Italian, most Sicilians don't look that Arabic (not that it would be something to be ashamed of, but they just look different). Take a look to the list of Sicilian senators.
I'm sorry I didn't want to heat things up, is just that all the Sicilians I've seen in my life were/are very dark short people with big black eyeballs. That's nothing to be ashamed of, but just because of that I thought they had a North African way of life.
Once again sorry for my ignorance.
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Shame on you Fed, never break with stereotypes!
I know... do you think I just lost one reader?
Anyway it's a new day, so time for a new pic!
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I'm sorry I didn't want to heat things up, is just that all the Sicilians I've seen in my life were/are very dark short people with big black eyeballs. That's nothing to be ashamed of, but just because of that I thought they had a North African way of life.
Once again sorry for my ignorance.
Oh I didn't intend to be aggressive! I'm sorry if I looked so.
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 01:17 AM   #31
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5. View of Mondello, a seaside town located just ten kilometers North-West of Palermo, at the foot of Monte Pellegrino.



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Old January 3rd, 2008, 01:41 AM   #32
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that's a bit more than one picture a day
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 02:25 AM   #33
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Well, it's just to make an initial critical mass, I expect to post 365 pictures in one year.
Plus next week I'll be abroad and I won't connect to SSC, so...
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 05:29 AM   #34
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Beautiful. Looks like the South Pacific.
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 10:17 AM   #35
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very beautiful pictures...lovely nature \m/

-as for Sicilians i met two guys,one was a bit dark,the other was blond with blue eyes ,go figure
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 03:02 PM   #36
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-as for Sicilians i met two guys,one was a bit dark,the other was blond with blue eyes ,go figure
Check model Eva Riccobono from Palermo.

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Old January 3rd, 2008, 06:54 PM   #37
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She is not a ginger.
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very beautiful pictures...lovely nature \m/

-as for Sicilians i met two guys,one was a bit dark,the other was blond with blue eyes ,go figure
Yeah, now that I've been reading, I found out that the mediterranean was a place where a lot of cultures and ethnicities clashed together ( mostly arabs, jews, black africans, and vikings). That's why you see many different ranges of colors in the mediterranean area.
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 07:51 PM   #39
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Why almost all photos are from Sicilia?

Put something of Lazio. xD! Provincia Frosinone would be great! xxDDD!

Forza Frosinone! xDD!
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Why almost all photos are from Sicilia?

Put something of Lazio. xD! Provincia Frosinone would be great! xxDDD!

Forza Frosinone! xDD!
Maybe he is going region by region. Plus not so many people get to see a photo of Sicily.
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