ARCHIVE - Art and Culture
THE SIAE AND THE JAM SESSION THAT THERE IS NO THE SIAE AND THE JAM SESSION THAT THERE IS NO
If during the most classic of summer bonfires on the beach, hug a guitar and begin to sing Wish you were here together with another ten friends, you are breaking the law. Unless you have paid SIAE ahead of time. Dura lex, sed lex. If you then invite that dozens of friends of the bonfire to your home for dinner and you are so "eccentric" to decide to watch simultaneously the video Wish you were here (you are really fixed...) on youtube, everyone from just smartphone, nobody has to pay SIAE, because Google, owner of Youtube, is already paying for you. In addition, with the purchase of the smartphone, you have contributed to the payment of the SIAE through the implicit purchase of the so-called license for the private copy, which covers the possibility of keeping a copy digital of the original support purchased. In other words,...
TOURIST TAX: DOES IT REALLY HELP TOURISM? TOURIST TAX: DOES IT REALLY HELP TOURISM?
The Agricamping Sophia falls in the Municipality of Noto. Although it is close to Pachino, it is part of one of the largest municipal territories in Italy, a legacy of the importance and historical influence that even Rome recognized by granting the City of Noto the honor of being considered civitas foederata , just like two other Sicilian cities: Messina and Taormina. However, in a nutshell (in a literal sense ...), it means that also the guests of the Agritamping Sophia are unfortunately obliged to pay to the City of Noto the tourist tax, which came into force on January 1, 2016 .
Introduced in Italy in 1910, then repealed in 1989 in favor of the tourist flow scheduled for the 1990 World Cup, was reintroduced , from the last (in the hope that it will remain so) Berlusconi Government in March 2011 , within the...
IF THE TRAGEDY IS FEMALE IF THE TRAGEDY IS FEMALE
The traditional Cycle of Classical Plays at Syracuse Greek Theatre into its fifty-second edition: from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, June 19 2016 are taking place every other day of the representations Elektra Sophocles and Alcestis Euripides, and ends with the staging of the Fedra of Seneca on days 23-26 June. As announced by the National Institute of Ancient Drama, presenting the edition, the woman is the absolute star of this season and is precise and original connotations in the texts chosen. The theater of Syracuse, second in size only to that of Epidaurus, will open the dance with the Elektra by Sophocles, directed by Gabriele Lavia and the interpretation of Federica Martino. Translation by Nicola Crocetti, Lavia has drawn the deep strong character of Electra, considerably different from...
THE INNOVATIVE MESSINA MUSEUM THE INNOVATIVE MESSINA MUSEUM
Almost all of our guests who come from the center north of Italy, to reach our Agri Camping Sophia, pass a couple of times from Messina, on the way and back. And we usually give excellent culinary advice given the gastronomic culture that belongs to us. But this time we want to give you a different advice, and combine gastronomy with historical and artistic culture.
A few months ago was finally inaugurated the MuMe ( Regional Interdisciplinary Museum), where in eight exhibition sections you can admire the history of Messina, from prehistory to the '900. The first adjective that came to mind when I visited him for the first time was "surprising". No one would have expected, for a Museum that after 30 years of work was born "old", a environment worthy of the best Italian institutions if not even...
A NATURE RESERVE LIKE VENDICARI IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE BLUE FLAG? A NATURE RESERVE LIKE VENDICARI IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE BLUE FLAG?
With extreme amazement this year I'm finding that the beaches of Vendicari have definitely disappeared from the list of beaches awarded with the Blue Flag. How is that possible? How is it possible that one of the most immaculate nature reserves in Sicily has been excluded from the famous guarantee certificate of the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education)? From a reading to attribution criteria, on the official website, it is easy to see that the assignment of the Blue Flag responds to parameters that a nature reserve like Vendicari can not satisfy. Here are the main reasons.
The FEE contemplates the "officially" seaside resorts that request it. In Vendicari, the bathing is in a certain sense "tolerated", in the radical respect of the environment: in fact all the...
HOW TO START AN AGRICAMPING IN AN EUFEMISTICALLY SHORTSIGHTED SYSTEM HOW TO START AN AGRICAMPING IN AN EUFEMISTICALLY SHORTSIGHTED SYSTEM
It was the late summer of 2009 and from my uncles 'cellar, Vini Sultana , all' dusk, I watched the vineyard and the olive grove planted long ago by my far-sighted grandfather. There the sunsets are quite bewitching, perhaps due to the softness of the hills and the countryside of Pachino, perhaps due to the ancient charm of the ruins of old farmhouses, perhaps due to the relaxing permanence of the Iblei in the distance. And there, probably also influenced by the many wonderful years spent in scouting, I thought I saw tents among the olive trees. No, it was not about any abusive camper but simply of my galloping imagination in the throes of having to combine something for my future subsistence ... I was in fact completing my course of study in philosophy and soon I could have the title of Doctor Magistrale in...
"DA DOVE VIENI? TERRAFERMA, TERRACHIUSA". REFLECT TO SIDING "DA DOVE VIENI? TERRAFERMA, TERRACHIUSA". REFLECT TO SIDING
In his touching monologue, the talented Igiebor Eseosa tells of an evening, an evening in any one of the many Libyan concentration camps where migrants are forced to live crammed like animals, waiting uncertain and indeterminate of their turn for the crossing of the Mediterranean. Some jailers enter the warehouse to snatch a six-year-old girl from the arms of a desperate mother who begs them to have mercy. The girl is raped by the inhuman herd all night long. It is then rejected in the arms of the mother, unconscious, bleeding and swollen.
The "dose" has risen from the story of a woman who has died in the birth of a child with his son almost born, complaining of labor, simply annoyed his tormentors.
From father and husband, in hindsight, I could also have preferred an energetic and well-balanced fist in the belly listening to the reports of the daily atrocities in...
IN THE BALY OF THE JUDGMENT OF AN IDIOT: THE REVIEW AS A PUNISHMENT IN THE BALY OF THE JUDGMENT OF AN IDIOT: THE REVIEW AS A PUNISHMENT
Waiting for the appointment with my webmaster for the regular maintenance of the camping site, I take a quick look at his positioning with respect to some search "queries", to evaluate the retouching of some "meta tags" (not that much changes but, according to the essay, every fly liver is substance ...)
From all research, using keywords and combinations obviously relevant, there is a constant: like parsley, TripAdvisor is omnipresent. At the end of this 2018, there is nothing to be surprised about. TripAdvisor is one of the most visited sites in the world . It can be considered a sort of Michelin Guide online, constantly updated, having a disproportionately larger number of inspectors, but not paid. TripAdvisor uses mechanisms from social networks to turn most of its passive "users" into active...
FIRST THE...SICILIANS! THE ORIGIN OF SICILIANITY FIRST THE...SICILIANS! THE ORIGIN OF SICILIANITY
In mathematics we define axiom a principle that is believed true for evidence. In other words, this truth does not need to be demonstrated. In religious terms one should believe it for faith. For example, on the evidence that for two points only one line passes, Euclidean geometry has been constructed, which until modern times was considered the only possible geometry.

Asserting Before the Sicilians! assumes that there is a definite and identifiable Sicilianity, which can not be reduced to only being born or living in Sicily, otherwise my brother , which has recently moved to Milan, would no longer be Sicilian or risk losing, after a given period (which no scientific study has yet determined ...), this status. It is therefore necessary to understand which is the ...
MAHMOOD MONEY SEMISTER REVIEW MAHMOOD MONEY SEMISTER REVIEW
Diciamola tutta: non avrei scommesso un solo euro sulla vittoria di Mahmood al Festival di Sanremo. Non tanto per la lontananza del brano proposto dai canoni tipici della canzone sanremese, quanto semplicemente perché non credevo potesse piacere al tal punto. In realtà il verdetto popolare (tramite il televoto) avrebbe premiato l’artista Ultimo, tuttavia la giuria demoscopica (ossia un campione di 300 abituali fruitori di musica), la giuria della Sala Stampa (formata cioè dai giornalisti accreditati) e la giuria d’Onore (composta sia da esperti del settore, sia da vip che con la musica non c’entrano proprio nulla…), ha decretato la vittoria di Soldi di Mahmood.
Il cantante Ultimo, tramite un video recentemente postato su Instagram, avrebbe in buona sostanza gridato allo scandalo per l’arbitrario...
ALLERGOLOGICAL VISIT IN SICILY ALLERGOLOGICAL VISIT IN SICILY
With the succession of the spring season is approaching also the period in which they will be put to the test not only the blades of the lawn mower (given the flourish thriving of all types of grass on every corner dell'Agricamping Sophia), but also our poor nasal mucosa and our panting bronchi, despite the attempt of improbable slalom between various pollens and inflorescences of olive trees .
And yet we certainly can not avoid the many maintenance and "updating" jobs in order to make the stay of our future guests more pleasant in our rural accommodation.So, let's start, all the allergic tests necessary to determine with discrete accuracy of what drugs our body needs in order not to lose the right force to perform the jobs mentioned above!Whom to contact? If you are in Sicily, in particular in Pachino (in...
ESISTENZIALISMO E ALTERITÀ IN “FUORI DI ME” ESISTENZIALISMO E ALTERITÀ IN “FUORI DI ME”
Se non lo avessi saputo prima, mai avrei potuto pensare che Fuori di Me fosse uno spettacolo realizzato non da navigati attori teatrali, bensì da comunissime persone che solo lo scorso gennaio si sono avventurati nel laboratorio di creazione teatrale condotto a Messina da Lelio Naccari, che quindi fino a qualche mese prima fossero bianche delle basi minime per sostenere un tale impegno teatrale. Anche se nessuno a conoscenza della genesi di questa performance avrebbe mai preteso che tecnicamente dessero più di quanto dato, aprioristicamente perdonando quel paio di fisiologiche sbavature, tra i nove novelli performer teatrali alcuni non stonerebbero affatto in una compagnia di attori professionisti.
Bisogna dunque dare atto a Lelio Naccari del magistrale lavoro svolto, plasmando dall’eterogeneo capitale umano a disposizione un affiatato gruppo...
TRIPADVISOR BUSINESS ADVANTAGE? 400 EUROS LESS IN POCKET... TRIPADVISOR BUSINESS ADVANTAGE? 400 EUROS LESS IN POCKET...
Well yes... we succumbed to the "system"! Despite our enormous concerns about it , at the end of the month of In August 2019, we were persuaded to shell out around 400 euros for the TripAdvisor Business Advantage package. What would we have liked to achieve? Visibility in the default ranking of TripAdvisor, that is the one relating to the quality / price ratio. Before entering into the contract, to the Business Development Sales Executive from whom we were contacted and subsequently also to the Senior Customer Success Executive, we explicitly expressed the sole need to have visibility in the default sort order. We were therefore told that the Business Advantage package would give us the opportunity...