About a holiday in Sicily (and Sicilian pottery of course)

Just back from a holiday in Sicily! I spent a few days in Palermo then drove to the South to visit the Valle dei Templi in Agrigento.
It was my first time in Palermo and I had a blast. Palermo is so beautiful, so lively and so different from any other city I know: every corner hides a surprise. I will not mention how good the food and the weather were … don’t want to ruin your day!
As usually I was elated by the genuine beauty of Sicilian pottery, especially tiles and panels. I discovered them in the most unusual places: in the magnificent Cathedral in Palermo, in the narrow streets of Monreale, in the Museum of Anthropology in Agrigento, as stair risers on a house in Porto Empedocle.
The last day I stumbled upon a real treasure. I was visiting Palazzo Mirto in Palermo, the palace of a noble family recently opened to the public  and I noticed a precious collection of Sicilian Lumiere.
by Tiziana Manzetti
My postcards from Sicily

Lovely floor tiles at the Museum in Agrigento

Antique Sicilian floor tiles

Palermo Cathedral: at the entrance to the Crypt

A Sicilian tile panel from the Cathedral in Palermo

A Sicilian tile panel from the Cathedral in Palermo


A collection of lumiere, quintessential antique oil lamps from Sicily

Sicilian Lumiere


The ceramic domes of Palermo Cathedral

Ceramic domes on Palermo Cathedral

Tile shards on the walls of a house in Monreale

A house decorated with Sicilian tile shards

Sicilian tile shards plastered on the wall - detail

 

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