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Last night Taormina Film Festival

Sunday was last night for 66th edition of Taormina Film Festival. Limited audience of 900 people instead of 5000 due to Covid 19 restrictions. Last night was about awards and some winners had to receive them live streamed due to travel bans. Stunning scenery as usual. It was a rainy weekend, but fortunately Sunday afternoon and evening it stopped raining and the event could be held outdoors. Sad about Taormina events is that there are no services. Seats were not dried and nothing to sit on, you have to bring everything yourself and beautiful gowns gets dirty due to mud and dirty rain water. You are not allowed to bring water with you inside and you can not buy any either. So three four hours with nothing to drink in the middle of the summer.

Svenska

S?ndagen var sista kv?llen f?r den 66:e upplagan av Taormina Film Festival. Begr?nsad publik p? 900 personer ist?llet f?r 5000 p? grund av Covid 19-begr?nsningar. I g?r kv?ll handlade det om priser och vissa vinnare var tvungna att ta emot dem live streamade p? grund av resef?rbud. Fantastisk scen som vanligt. Det var en regnig helg, men lyckligtvis s?ndag eftermiddag och kv?ll slutade det regna och evenemanget kunde h?llas utomhus. Tr?kigt med Taormina-evenemangen ?r att det inte finns n?gon som helst service. Sitsarna hade inte torkats och ingenting att sitta p?, du m?ste ta med allt sj?lv och vackra kl?nningar blir smutsiga p? grund av lera och smutsigt regnvatten. Du f?r inte ta med dig vatten och du kan inte heller k?pa n?got. S? tre fyra timmar med inget att dricka mitt p? sommaren.

Opera Cavalleria Rusticana

Cavalleria Rusticana is an opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni. It premiered on 17 May 1890 in Rome but became world famous thank to the Godfather trilogy. I went to see it at Greek Theatre in Taormina. It has the perfect length of one hour and ten minutes.

The story takes place in a 19th-century Sicilian village and is in Sicilian language. It is a typical love story drama with betrayal, love and drama. You can read the whole story HERE.

Svenska

Cavalleria Rusticana ?r en opera av Pietro Mascagni. Den hade premi?r den 17 maj 1890 i Rom men blev v?rldsber?md tack vare Gudfadern-trilogin. Jag s?g den p? Grekiska Teatern i Taormina. Den har den perfekta l?ngden p? en timme och tio minuter

Ber?ttelsen ?ger rum i en siciliansk by fr?n 1800-talet och ?r p? sicilianska. Det ?r ett typiskt k?rleksdrama med f?rr?deri, k?rlek och drama. Du kan l?sa hela ber?ttelsen p? engelska H?R.

Catania is for clubbing

Catania is also called “Milano of the south”. It is a great city for dancing and night life, the city never sleeps. Also Pozzallo and Ragusa area are good areas for nice night life, and Marzamemi starts to be a summer up-comer. In Catania the tricky thing is to know where to go as the city changes very much. One season a club is hot, next it is not. Events are called Serate and has often one or couple of organizers who has a large network, invites people and to get in you just use the name of the organizer. The organizer then earns commission of every entrance. Popular evening to go out as +30 is often fridays and sundays, saturdays are generally a night the younger generation goes out. The night life changes also during the seasons. Summer time the winter clubs in the city are closed and then opens the sea side clubs. These pictures are from Manteca last friday where before 1 am they play 80’s and 90’s music and after they change to commercial….this season until end of october and then the concept changes.

Nightclubs are often very beautifully designed and it is usual that in Sicily women do not pay for entrance before midnight. Clubs closes 4-6 am. Most people in Catania go out after 1am.

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Catania kallas ocks? “s?derns Milano”. Det ?r en bra stad f?r dans och nattliv, staden sover aldrig. ?ven Pozzallo och Ragusa omr?det ?r bra omr?den f?r nattliv och Marzamemi b?rjar bli en sommar up-comer. I Catania ?r det knepiga att veta var man ska g? eftersom staden f?r?ndras mycket. En s?song ?r en klubb popul?r, n?sta ?r den inte. Evenemang kallas Serate och har ofta en eller ett par arrang?rer med ett stort n?tverk, bjuder in m?nniskor och du kommer in genom att anv?nda arrang?rens namn. Arrang?ren tj?nar sedan provision p? varje entre. Popul?ra kv?llar att g? ut som +30 ?r oftast fredagar och s?ndagar, l?rdagar ?r i allm?nhet en kv?ll f?r den yngre generationen. Nattlivet f?r?ndras ocks? under ?rstiderna. Sommartid ?r vinterklubbarna i staden ?r st?ngda och sedan ?ppnar strandklubbarna. Dessa bilder ?r fr?n Manteca f?rra fredagen d?r f?re 01:00 spelas 80- och 90-talsmusik och efter byter de till kommersiell …. h?r ?r s?songen fram till slutet av oktober och sedan ?ndras konceptet.

Nattklubbarna ?r ofta mycket p?kostade och det ?r vanligt att p? Sicilien betalar inte kvinnor intr?de f?re midnatt. Klubbarna st?nger cirka klockan 4-6 p? morgonen. Cataneserna g?r ut ofta efter 01:00.

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Dog Day in Catania

Last weekend a Dog Day was organized in Catania. Here your dog could meet other dogs, participate in competitions, you could adopt dogs and also buy different products for dogs. Jack Londons best friend Billy participated in two categories: all dogs and breed. Of course Billy won both of them. He is the black and white Border Collie in the last photos.

The association who organized the event was very good and so typical sicilian. They are very aware of the animal protection issues here and also that people starts to wake up. Here in Sicily they speak clearly, in a way you can not speak in Scandinavia, but I like the sicilian way much better. They said out loud that we people do harm againt animals and we are to blame if e.g. our dog is aggressive. Animals are a joy to people and has to be treated well. People who treat animals badly does not deserve to live on earth. It is time to wake up people! Now! And remember that dog fights are organized by the mafia and if you bring your dog there and bet your money there, you are worse than mafia! Mamma mia, speaking like this in Scandiavia. LOL! It was a great event and more events are planned. Next time also Jack London will participate.

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F?rra helgen anordnades en dag f?r hundar i Catania. H?r kunde din hund kan tr?ffa andra hundar, delta i t?vlingar, adoptera hundar och ocks? k?pa olika produkter f?r hundar. Jack Londons b?sta v?n Billy deltog i tv? t?vlingskategorier: alla hundar och hundras. Naturligtvis vann Billy dem b?da. Han ?r den svartvita Border Collien i de sista bilderna.
F?reningen som organiserade evenemanget var mycket bra och s? typiskt sicilianska. De ?r mycket medvetna problemen med djurskydd h?r och ?ven att folk b?rjar vakna. H?r p? Sicilien de talar tydligt, p? ett s?tt du inte kan tala i Skandinavien, men jag gillar det sicilianska s?ttet mycket b?ttre. De sa h?gt att vi m?nniskor skadar djur och vi ?r att skyldiga om t.ex. v?r hund ?r aggressiv. Djur ?r en gl?dje f?r m?nniskor och m?ste behandlas v?l. M?nniskor som behandlar djuren illa f?rtj?nar inte att leva p? jorden. Det ?r dags att vakna upp m?nniskor! Nu! Och kom ih?g att hundkamper organiseras av maffian och om du tar med din hund dit och satsa dina pengar d?r, ?r du v?rre ?n maffian! Mamma mia, t?nk de skulle tala s?h?r i Skandiavien. LOL ! Det var ett mycket bra evenemang och fler ?r planerade. N?sta g?ng kommer ocks? Jack London att delta.

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