The town of Pachino

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L'architettura delle Tonnare

L'architettura delle Tonnare

Author: Massimo Lo Curzio
Pages: 144
Italian text with pictures.
Price: L. 30.000 (Euro 15,50)
Publication date: November 1991
ISBN 88-7820-056-5

EDAS Editrice

The patrimony constituted by the rests of such structures is very important because it indicates and shows the ways and the places of the historical organization of a productive field of extreme relief. Of the fifty to tonnare resulting from a census of the beginning of the 1800's remain today just little, ill treated but very important rests, spectral presences that have a no relationship with the current state of the coasts.

This job faces the problem of the study of this patrimony and of a research about the possibilities of action on this patrimony taking in account in specific way the role that the architectures of production can carry out.

A first work, aimed to the location of the main topics of the task and to the definition of a key for the reading of the phenomenon, is followed by two subsequent planning works regarding a fisherman village in Marzameni (Pachino) and the recovery of the tunny-fishery of Santa Panagia near Siracusa.

The description of one closes the volume A day of mattanza narrated through one series of photographic images.


Pearls of Sicily - Affinità Elettive Publisher Pearls of Sicily
Avola, Modica, Noto, Ragusa, Scicli.

Authors: Giuseppe Iacono
Pages: 174.
Italian text with pictures.
Also available in English, French, German.
Price: L. 20.000 (Euro 10,33)
Publication date: July 1998.

Affinità Elettive Publisher

"To start and discover this wonderful part of Sicily, a true island within the Island you need just a few but necessary things: good shoes, a lot of curiosity and a camera so to catch all of the bauties of this wonderful land, whose colours and tastes you will bring in your heart as well as in your mind.

You will know the myths, the archaeological sites, the beaches, the natural areas and the most beautiful places.

We will suggest you where to go and taste local dishes, where to stay and which souvenirs to buy. You will be enchanted by people's simpaty and cordiality. You will be amused by participating to expressive festivals as well as by participationg to gougeous and spectacular feasts.

You will experience a way of living that will give you unforgettable emotions, fully engaged between past and future.

The author collected in this volume the genuine soul of this splendid location, along with beautifulst pictures and a lot of useful information such as timetables, lodges, restaurants, stores and a calendar for events covering each month of the year.

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