Nestled between the slope of Mount Etna and the majestic Mediterranean Sea is where we enjoy the Sicilian Simplicity
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Pellegrinaggio a Vena
This morning, bright and early, the town set off on their annual Pellegrinaggio a Vena, pilgrimage to Vena. Vena is a fraction of Piedimonte Etneo, just north 5km. The Sunday of the festa delle Madonna, devotees make this pilgrimage and share in a Church service all together. (I didn't take my camera out much today, unfortunately. I was busy walking... :)
Church service was held at 10:00 in Vena, and the church was packed! Afterwords, everyone gathered in the square and enjoyed the fresh Vena air. It was a glorious morning...
I have been carried away to a world that stops to taste the sweetness of the land, and admire all the treasures that their rich black soil provides. Now my journey begins as we enjoy the simple pleasures of the life! We came from different worlds, spoke different languages, but that didn’t stop us. We have our home in Sicily, and many adventures await us. Sicilia is our home!
Sailing across the Gulf of Mexico, I had the pleasure of meeting the most amazing man. Little did I know that he would eventually become the love of my life and would change my world. We were both working aboard a cruise line at the time. He, an Italian Engineer, and I, the featured headlining Vocalist, met at a crew party and the rest is history. Our beginning... Wedding Pictures...
Towns around Mt. Etna
Take a trip around Mt.Etna and visit all the small towns along the way here. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the Ferrovia Circumetnea Train that travels around Mt. Etna.