By Gaetano Cipolla Professor Emeritus, St John’s University President and Editor of Arba Sicula marks the th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Meli. ARBA SICULA is the official journal of the Sicilian- American organization by the same name whose principal objective is to preserve, study, and promote. We publish a journal entitled “Arba Sicula” that contains sections on Sicilian poetry, prose, art, history, film cuisine, book reviews. The journal is entirely bilingual.

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Si tratta di un triste stato di cose in Sicilia e in Italia, al momento. The economic conditions in Sicily are terrible.

Gaetano Cipolla (President – Arba Sicula)

In the last 35 years we have organized hundreds of programs recitals, concerts, dance groups, theatrical events, lectures and films for our Sicilian communities.

We have at least one member in every state of the US, even in Alaska and Hawaii. Sicilians were very qrba discriminated at that time: The Mafia has indeed hurt the Sicilians’ reputation. They consider what people say about Sicilians untrue and slanderous. This article needs additional citations for verification. What did you learn about the Sicilian people in the US?


La seconda serie si chiama “Sicilian Studies” e ad oggi contiene 27 volumi. Award-winning author and Brooklynite Paul Moses is back with a historic yet dazzling sto The books are always bilingual.

You can get a great sense for the power of the Sicilian language, the color, and the texture.

Arba Sicula Organization

Sicily is the best kept secret, but the word is getting out and Arba Sicula has had an important part in that. Fondamentalmente i siciliani cercano di creare un’altra Sicilia ovunque vadano.

Nowadays Sicily suffers from a different, opposite problem: Ho creato aarba serie di libri per la casa editrice Legas. I watch the Rai broadcasts with dismay and helplessness. This is atba review of one of Prof.

Sicily is the Italian region from which comes the highest number of people who emigrated to America. Arba Sicula has […]. Many of them populated a specific street of the original Little Italy in Manhattan: We believe the poets are our best ambassadors.

Sicilians make up 40 percent of the Italian-American population of millions. It is a sad and depressing spectacle.

I have created two series of books for Legas. The period of mass emigration, the one starting in and ending more or less in the early 20’s of the XXth century, didn’t see at the beginning Sicily as the main region of departure.


Arba Sicula is a non profit organization founded in for the study, preservation and promotion of the Sicilian language and culture in the world. I libri sono sempre bilingue. With sicuoa enviable array of natural, artistic and archaeological riches that few other places in the world can claim, tourism is not what it should be.

Gaetano Cipolla – The Sicilian Project

An article in the New York Times which refers to both Prof. They speak a hybrid Sicilian that I called Sicul-English. The second series is called “Sicilian Studies” and we published 27 volumes. Basically Sicilians try to create another Sicily wherever they go. So I was pleased to purchase the entire set of publications prepared in the siicula by the National […]. All the different dominations did not change that.

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