Francesca Mignosa

contributing writer

Pasqua in Sicily

April 2018
The soulful week of Easter celebrations in my hometown of Augusta, Sicily is one of my favorite times of the year. Easter/Pasqua is really felt and lived by all Sicilians – whether you are Catholic or not – I invite you to travel to our island at...

Botero: Latin American Paintbrushes Color Italy

March 2018
A very special exhibit of Fernando Botero, Colombian-born painter, sculptor and artist, is traveling through Italy. Fifty of his almost human-sized works are showcased. His paintings with luminous colors undoubtedly exude his Latin American origins...

"Nijao," Italians!

February 2018
Quella cinese rappresenta una delle comunità di immigrati più numerose in Italia e, probabilmente, la meno conosciuta. Per quanto riguarda la distribuzione territoriale, le province con più cittadini cinesi sono Milano, Firenze, Roma e Prato anche...

Matera: Light and Serendipity

January 2018
The blinding white of the complex contrasted the deep brown of wet earth all around upon our arrival. It seemed almost like a mirage, but it was all true. Before us an expanse of whiteness and homes almost glued to each other. We were all aware...

Moving to Sicily: 5 Essential Tips

December 2017
There are lessons and lessons in life. There are those that are pure beauty and inspiration, those we must all face as growing pains, those that were totally unplanned, but you were meant to face to become stronger, and, lastly, there are those...

"The" Gentleman of Verona

November 2017
Da molti anni il Club di Giulietta a Verona si occupa di rispondere a migliaia di messaggi indirizzati all’eroina shakespeariana da ogni parte del mondo. Grazie ad un team di volontarie, le Segretarie di Giulietta, ogni lettera viene letta,...

An American Brunch in Verona

October 2017
I was missing America. I was particularly missing those sweet-meets-salty moments you only experience at weekend brunches. I had a taste (or two) in my palate and had a strong feeling that I would find them here in Verona, Italy. So, I started...

The Identity Map of Multiculturals

September 2017
How would you define identity? I would encourage you not to look up the definition in a dictionary. I would be more captivated by your own, experienced and subjective interpretation of identity. In this reflection, I focus on identity for...

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