Bella Siciliano: Beautiful Sicily

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A Photo Essay of Sicily featuring my work of our very talented blog contributor frank Dolci. 

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The marble statue of Our Lady Audience was created by Antonello Gagini in the early 1500s. When unrelenting plague affected Sambuca in 1575, the farmers brought this statue to the infirmary and miraculously the plague subsided. On the third Sunday in May, the people of Sambuca celebrate this event and honor the healing powers of Mary. 
Sicilian immigrants Tony and Sara Molle brought a replica of the statue to Kansas City’s Holy Rosary Church and the tradition of celebrating Our Lady of the Audience has endured here for over seventy years with Mass, a procession, and wonderful Italian cookies.
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 Mountain and rock formations, Taormina
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 Residential building, Palermo
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Coast near Taormina.
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 Residences, Lucca Sicula
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Remains from the Greek Theater, Taormina.
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Late afternoon in Salemi
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 Chiesa Della Maria Santissima Dell’ Udienza, Sambuca. 
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Cathedral Doors Palermo
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Streets of Salemi
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 Castellammare Sea Fortress


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