Sicily: Mezzogiorno

 

This travel video is a 2 hour presentation of a trip in Sicily. Our intention was to show an interesting and pretty intense itinerary that we were able to cover in about 10 days. We wanted to shoot a travelog, a long form documentary about this particular trip making it different from the regular documentaries you may see on TV. We covered a lot of ground in the narration associated with the film: from history to legends, architecture and traditions, customs and religions we tried as much as possible to approach most of the issues you encounter in such a trip.

The travel video is the result of a lot of research and documentation we did before we left there, but also of a lot of information we got on site, talking to people or listening to the stories coming from the locals. We shot a lot of footage and we ended up editing it to make a very pleasant and attractive presentation.

If you have any intention to visit these areas or other parts of Sicily, or if you know for sure that you will never get there, watching this film will bring you the experience of being half there. To do the trip we rented a small Fiat and we drove around the island. We landed in Catania and from there we went to Mt. Etna, Siracusa, Noto and Casale. We followed the road on the southern coast to Agrigentto and Selinunte going after that, up north, to Erice and Palermo. From there we drove back through Cefalu and Taormina to the Messina straight.

Sicily is not expensive but we found with surprise to be slightly more expensive than Northern Italy. The reason stands in the lack of accommodations, in some of the cities being able to find only a handful of hotels, so the lack of competition keeps the prices relatively high. But one of the highlights of Sicily is the food that goes beyond any imagination. No matter that you eat in a large restaurant or in a small hotel the food is extremely good and very inexpensive, a real treat wherever you go.

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Mezzogiorno - Sicily

Mezzogiorno - Sicily

Mezzogiorno - Sicily is a 2 hour presentation of of a tour through Sicily. It is a complete version that includes 3 separate videos covering the following itinerary: Catania, Mt. Etna, Siracusa, Noto, Casale, Agrigento, Eracleea Minoa, Sciaca, Selinunte, Erice, Palermo, Corleone, Cefalu, San Stefano de Camastra, Taormina © 2005

120 minutes

DVD - $49.95

 

Living with Etna

Living with Etna

Living with Etna” opens up in Catania, second largest city in Sicily. After a stroll on Mt. Etna, the everlasting menace for the cities on the eastern coast of Sicily we visit Siracusa and we end up our visit in Noto, a city that represents the best example of the Sicilian baroque reconstructed after a devastating eruption of Mt. Etna in the 17th century.©2005

Catania, Mt. Etna, Siracusa, Noto

40' - DVD - $24.95

Greeks, Romans and a Carthage General

Greeks, Romans and a Carthage General

Greeks, Romans and a Carthage General” begins in Casale, where are located the best-preserved mosaics in Sicily. We go on the southern coast city of Aggrigento and visit the famous Vale dei Templi and continue to ruins of Selinunte and to medieval town of Erice ending up at Sagesta temple, a rival of Selinunte.©2005

Casale, Agrigento, Sciaca, Selinunte, Erice

37' - DVD - $24.95

Palermo, Palermo...

Palermo, Palermo...

Palermo, Palermo...” begins in Palermo, the largest city in Sicily, where we visit Capela Palatina, its elegant squares and the crypts full of mummified corpses of the Capuchin Catacombs. Close to Palermo are two famous churches covered in Byzantine mosaics, the cathedral of Monreale and Cefalu. We end up out tour in beautiful Taormina.©2005

Palermo, Corleone, Cefalu, Taormina

51' - DVD - $24.95