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TOURIST TAX: DOES IT REALLY HELP TOURISM?
2022 UPDATE: due to the Covid-19 emergency, the tax has been suspended for the years 2020 and 2021, but will be due again from 2022
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Introduced in Italy in 1910, then repealed in 1989 in favor of the tourist flow scheduled for the 1990 World...
INVERDURATA 2018: "MARKETING" IMPROVABLE...
We were there last night. The stretch of Via Cavour next to Piazza Vittorio Emanuele di Pachino also this year was set by sought-after fruit and vegetable mosaics
. Among the "colors", all the typical features of the territory, from cherry tomatoes to prickly pears, from citrus fruits to courgettes.This is the fifteenth edition of the now famous inverdurata
, a competition of plant mosaics
created by APAC, the Pachino Anti-crime Association, in order to promote the legality
as the essential and founding value of the Pachino community. It takes place from 2004 to May (dedicated month, in memory of the Capaci massacre, to the victims of the mafias). The choice of the fruits of the earth is linked to the distinctly agricultural economy of Pachino, a city famous all over the world for the production of excellent tomato...
THE "GIRO D'ITALIA 2018" IN SICILY
Also in 2018, the Giro d'Italia will take part in Sicily.
In fact, next May will be three fractions that will report cycling on the Sicilian roads.
After the prologue in Israel, the pink caravan will arrive in Catania, from where, on Tuesday, 8 May, will take the stage of medium mountain that will end after 191km in the splendid frame of Caltagirone. The next day the race will take off from Agrigento, the city of the Temples, and will end after 152km flat in Santa Ninfa, near Gibellina, in Belice.
But the quartet stage of the entire first part of the Giro d'Italia will be that of May 10, starting from Caltanissetta will arrive on Etna with a difficult final ascent.
This year the show is guaranteed by the presence of the strongest cyclists in the world thanks to the presence of the Tour de France champion Chris Froome
for the first time at the Tour. The British...
THE IBLEO TERRITORY ONCE AGAIN STARS IN TV
The Ibleo territory is also a protagonist in the new Rai TV movie, inspired by a historical novel by Andrea Camilleri
The Mossa del Cavallo
, which aired on Monday 26 February, and which you can review qui
, tells the events of an inspector, played by Michele Riondino
, who returns to Sicily to face and untangle a close interweaving of connivance between the state apparatus and criminal groups.
The novel, set in 1877, presents us as a true frontier land, still firmly tied to a rural and rural vision of wealth and power
. The film looks almost like a nice old western, and the characters are all well defined and described by the pen of Camilleri, and very well...
INFIORATA OF NOTO 2018: IN THE TEACHING OF THE PROSPERITY
The Infiorata di Noto
does not start in Via Nicolaci to end in the steps of the Church Montevergini. The entire city of Noto opens up to the event, wrapping it in a festivities with unmistakable late-medieval references, with flag wavers in the procession on imposing rhythmic figures played by snare drums and drums, in front of a hypothetical court netina in period clothes under the portici of Palazzo Ducezio. The convulsive parade of a lively dragon, on a frenetic drumming to accompany its movements, bears witness to the dedication of this XXXIX edition of the Infiorata
: China in bloom - The Silk Road
The interesting aspect of the Infiorata is the ability of to go beyond the territorial and artistic boundaries
, acting as a...
THE SENSE OF OTHERS - REFLECTIONS ON AN ERASMUS
In 1994 Anthropologist Marc Augé published one of his most important and influential literary works: "The sense of others. Current anthropology". Close to the philosophical thought for which "the identification of oneself occurs only in the relationship with otherness", he wrote about how the attempt to understand the Cultural Other
was a reflection of the search for one's own cultural identity.In a world that travels swiftly towards supranational political structures, I found I have much less in common with my neighbor than with a Romanian girl or a Georgian boy... In the years when nationalisms are sadly making a comeback, we can still really talk seriously national identity?
In other words, are we really sure that the average 20-year-old Russian cares about Putin's "sense" of national identity? This is a purely theoretical discourse, considering the...
CHRONICLE OF THE CLEANING OF MARZAMEMI BEACH AND LETTER TO AN IDIOT
On May 17, 2022, the students of the Erasmus "Think Green" project, organized by the association "Attiva-Mente" of Modica, together with the boys of "The Tree of Life" of Pachino, met to clean up the beach of Marzamemi
, in the Spinazza
district, collecting everything that does not exactly fall into the categories of shells, sand or algae.Armed with bags and gloves, they then beat every square meter of public beach, filling numerous bags with all kinds of waste (it seems evident that bathers have erroneous beliefs about the biodegradable properties of glass and plastic). Gaetano and I, as companions, crashed into the pleasant collection activity and, between a broken sink pipe and an empty bottle of discount beer, from time to time we took the opportunity to take some photos (him) and enjoy ourselves in strokes in a more than free style among the waves of the...