DIMORA’S DIARY

Sicily, a timeless island.
Sicily, traditions, landscapes, flavors and colors.
Sicily, cradle of peoples and cultures.
Immersed in the Sicilian countryside, Dimora delle Balze, breathes the soul of Sicily.
Dimora delle Balze’s Diary was created with the aim of passing on knowledge, fascinating traditions, folklore and tales of talented craftsmen who, with passion and love, have created beauty.
Since the beginning, Dimora delle Balze has had the ambitious aim of promoting proximity to the surrounding area and the search for local authenticity, with our diary we want to invite you to discover the magical Sicilian land that, day after day, fascinates and seduces us, filling our eyes and hearts with culture and beauty.

DA MANO A MANO

The work of the puppets: the greatest phenomenon that has ever crossed the island 907 600 Dimora delle Balze

The work of the puppets: the greatest phenomenon that has ever crossed the island

“Our puppets have joy in their faces, malice and sadness, they reconstruct the whole world that the puppeteer needs”…

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The art of wicker weaving: Sicilian baskets 1221 826 Dimora delle Balze

The art of wicker weaving: Sicilian baskets

The art of weaving is a practice which brings with it centuries of history and ancient natural traditions.

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The Sicilian tarantella as an expression of the soul 800 533 Dimora delle Balze

The Sicilian tarantella as an expression of the soul

The tarantella is not something ingrained, as is often thought.

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The Sicilian cart between history, passion and sacrifices 1203 800 Dimora delle Balze

The Sicilian cart between history, passion and sacrifices

The old masters were jealous of their craft and many times it was difficult to extrapolate the exact formula, but with sacrifice and patience you learned.

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The Storyteller: a man of other times recognized internationally 789 600 Dimora delle Balze

The Storyteller: a man of other times recognized internationally

That of the Storyteller was a sacrificial job. You had to understand society, its problems, and rework a simple communication for an uneducated people

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Religion and Folklore: a ritual lived of a heartfelt religiosity 866 600 Dimora delle Balze

Religion and Folklore: a ritual lived of a heartfelt religiosity

Saint Paul has been my reference since I was a child. For me, he means country, he means family. For those who believe, the Saint becomes a pater familias: the respect is not only towards an Evangelical Saint of the acts of the apostles but it is like a family member

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Sicilian literature: historical heritage and cultural patrimony 908 675 Dimora delle Balze

Sicilian literature: historical heritage and cultural patrimony

“Every writer tells about the time he lives. Sicilian writers, all linked by a long tradition, have made the island the protagonist of their works, each one telling one of the hundred Sicilies”.

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Sicilian cinematography, a “combination of Sicily and violence” 900 600 Dimora delle Balze

Sicilian cinematography, a “combination of Sicily and violence”

“Cinema is interested in Sicily because Sicily is Cinema” said Leonardo Sciascia.

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