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Published on 26 March 2021 | Scheduled from 13 June 2021 to 20 June 2021

Florio Festival, 2021 edition

The island of Favignana will host the Festival Florio in some of its most picturesque settings, including the Palazzo Florio and the former Florio factory, home to one of Italy's oldest tuna fisheries.

The eighth edition of the cultural event on the island of Favignana, cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, will be held from 13 to 20 June 2021. Among musicians and international guests, the festival directed by Giuseppe Scorzelli confirms its choices oriented towards a high artistic level.

The Festivalflorio is a cultural event on the island of Favignana directed by Giuseppe Scorzelli and centred on a rich calendar of both music and literature proposals. It returns after a year of absence caused by the pandemic restrictions and this eighth edition will not fail to satisfy the interest of audiences. The festival will take place from 13 to 20 June 2021 and will also host the prestigious Favignana Prize, as well as a series of international surprises that will be announced during the event. Among the first guests on the programme will be the Kitty Hoff Trio (Germany), Elimi Jazz Quintet, the Duo Plano/Del Negro (United States); Ida Pelliccioli; the Fiscella/Maiorana duo; Lydia Maria Bader (Germany); the Trami duo (Switzerland) and the Musica Nuda duo, composed of Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti.

Published on 22 March 2021

Published on 1 March 2021

There was a family that took on the world. A family that conquered everything. A family that became legends. Its story is also the story of Favignana. A beautiful novel tells its story written by a writer from Trapani.

From the moment they disembarked in Palermo from Bagnara Calabra in 1799, the Florios looked ahead, restless and ambitious, determined to get higher than everyone else, to be the richest, the most powerful. They really succeeded: in a short time, the brothers Paolo and Ignazio made their spice shop the best in the city, then they started the sulphur trade, bought houses and land from the flamboyant Palermitan nobles, created their own shipping company... And when Vincenzo, Paolo's son, took over Casa Florio, their unstoppable success continued: In the Florio cellars, a poor man's wine - marsala - was transformed into a nectar worthy of a king's table; in Favignana, a revolutionary method for preserving tuna - in oil and in cans - relaunched its consumption throughout Europe... Meanwhile Palermo observed the Florios' expansion, their pride involved envy and contempt: those successful men remained "foreigners", "porters" whose "blood smelt of sweat". Palermo did not know that it was precisely a burning desire for social redemption that lay at the heart of the Florios' ambition and marks their lives; the men of this family were exceptional individuals but also fragile and needed equally exceptional women at their side: like Giuseppina, Paolo's wife, who sacrifices everything - including love - for the stability of the family, or Giulia, the young Milanese woman who enters Vincenzo's life like a vortex and becomes his safe harbour, an unassailable rock.

Interweaving the path of the Florios' commercial and social rise with their tumultuous private affairs, against the backdrop of the most turbulent years of Italian history - from the uprisings of 1818 to Garibaldi's landing in Sicily - Stefania Auci unravels a family saga of incredible strength, so alive and pulsating that it seems contemporary.

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