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Ortigia, the little island just off the coast from Siracusa, is home to Exedra Mediterranean Center. it is also the heart of Siracusa, as well as its cultural and artistic center. From sunrise to sunset, Ortigia will offer you amazing views, numerous activities and wonderful food. Whether you want to wander through picturesque streets, visit the...
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        Students from the Liceo Scientifico Leonardo Da Vinci, Floridia, took part in a flash mob in Piazza Duomo in Siracusa on 18th August to commemorate an episode from local history. The flash mob, “Il Manifesto Infame 1837”, part musical, part play, was written by Salvo Canto and told of the lynching of...
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The third edition of the Survivor’s Guide to Stable Isotope Ecology for PhD students and researchers has just finished at the Exedra Mediterranean Center. Course tutors from as far afield as Canada and Chile met with young researchers from Australia to Colombia, Saudi Arabia to Finland, to study the application of Stable Isotope analysis to ecology....
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LA “MIA” FINESTRA MAGICA SU PIAZZA SPLENDORE. Riflessione di Giuseppe Nuccio Iacono Devo ritornare a Siracusa… qui ho una stanza riservata tutta per me, dalla quale si gode della magica visione sul Paradiso. Da quella finestra SI AMMIRA LA PERFETTA BELLEZZA UMANA GLORIFICATA A BELLEZZA CELESTE. Bisogna essere sul posto per comprenderne la magica visione che...
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Michelle Messina Reale comes to Sicily regularly, as the faculty leader of groups of students from Arcadia University, and for her own private research. As part of Exedra’s “Conversazioni in Sicilia” series, and as a first Poesie e Prosecco night, Michelle was invited to read some of her poems from the collection “Birds of Sicily” 2016, a series...
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C.J. Spataro  is the MFA program director at Rosemont College and the editorial director of Philadelphia Stories and PS Books. She is a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant winner, and her short fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming in Iron Horse Literary Review, Switchgrass Review, Cahoodadoodaling, Permafrost, The Baltimore Review, Mason’s Road, Painted Bride Quarterly, and others. Her work...
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