Alot of things has happened in Sicily lately. First there was the first Gay Pride festival in Palermo with over 30,000 participants. You can find some photos here.
The same week was also Taormina Film Festival, one of the oldest festivals. With guests like Russel Crowe and Meg Ryan. Unfortunately my favorite gangster, James Gandolfini, died in a heart attack in Rome after visiting the film festival. Article here.
17 politicians from the ex-sicilian government under Lombardo has been arrested and put it trial. During Lombardos time they have used money meant for unemployed on prostitutes, vacations and luxurious parties. Lombardo himself is in trial for mafia affairs.
Catanias metro plans are going forward very fast, everyday passing city center something new has happened and plans to build a metro in Palermo is also going on. In west Catania they are also building a car parking where work travellers can leave their car and take the fast line bus into the city. Catania city has launched three fast buslines that will take maximum 15 minutes to reach the city. They have their own lane.
Catania has also a new mayor that has already approved two big plans to freshen up the city, one is to make the Playa area to an attractive tourism destination.
M?nga saker har h?nt p? Sicilien nyligen. F?rst var det den f?rsta Gay Pride festivalen i Palermo med ?ver 30.000 deltagare. Du kan hitta bilder h?r.