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Panoramica by Alberto Campagna on 500px

Panoramica by Alberto Campagna on 500px

Erice by alberto.donda -  The Norman Castle of Erice, Sicily, Italy, sits where the ancient temple shrine of Venus (worshiped by the Romans) once stood, which is why it is often called Venus Castle. Viking descendants, the Normans, took Sicily and built Erice Castle in the 12th century. The Balio Towers were built as a defence and were originally connected to the castle by a drawbridge rather than the steps seen today.

Erice by alberto.donda - The Norman Castle of Erice, Sicily, Italy, sits where the ancient temple shrine of Venus (worshiped by the Romans) once stood, which is why it is often called Venus Castle. Viking descendants, the Normans, took Sicily and built Erice Castle in the 12th century. The Balio Towers were built as a defence and were originally connected to the castle by a drawbridge rather than the steps seen today.

Giuseppe Lucchese (born September 2, 1959) known as Occhi di ghiaccio (Eyes of ice) is a member of the Sicilian Mafia from the Brancaccio neighbourhood in Palermo. He was one of the favourite hitmen of the Corleonesi, headed by Totò Riina, during the Second Mafia War in 1981-83. Lucchese and Vincenzo Puccio murdered their boss Giuseppe "Pino" Greco in 1985. Puccio replaced Greco and Lucchese became his substitute. After the killing of Puccio on May 11, 1989, Lucchese became the…

Giuseppe Lucchese (born September 2, 1959) known as Occhi di ghiaccio (Eyes of ice) is a member of the Sicilian Mafia from the Brancaccio neighbourhood in Palermo. He was one of the favourite hitmen of the Corleonesi, headed by Totò Riina, during the Second Mafia War in 1981-83. Lucchese and Vincenzo Puccio murdered their boss Giuseppe "Pino" Greco in 1985. Puccio replaced Greco and Lucchese became his substitute. After the killing of Puccio on May 11, 1989, Lucchese became the…

Alberto Burri, Grande Cretto, 1981. Gibellina, Sicily was abandoned following an earthquake in 1968, the residents were rehoused in a newly built town 18km away. Burri created a memorial for both victims and survivors by covering the town's ruins with five-metre-high concrete blocks, cut to show the exact shape of Gibellina's vanished houses and streets. It remains a powerful, epic, and controversial testament to catastrophic disaster.

Alberto Burri, Grande Cretto, 1981. Gibellina, Sicily was abandoned following an earthquake in 1968, the residents were rehoused in a newly built town 18km away. Burri created a memorial for both victims and survivors by covering the town's ruins with five-metre-high concrete blocks, cut to show the exact shape of Gibellina's vanished houses and streets. It remains a powerful, epic, and controversial testament to catastrophic disaster.

Rainbow - IMG_5522.b - Messina - Italy - Explore Sep 20, 2012 #460 (dropped) by Alberto Maria Melis, via Flickr

Rainbow - IMG_5522.b - Messina - Italy - Explore Sep 20, 2012 #460 (dropped) by Alberto Maria Melis, via Flickr

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