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This issue of Simposio is a Palermo city guide that will make you discover Sicily’s jewel, its beautiful landscapes, traditions, food, and art.

Get ready to explore a magical city: a place where many of my friends – and I as well – admit they would move to if they had the chance.

I call Palermo a charming, multicultural, elegant lady with many delightful things to say and incredibly good at cooking. Meet her on this city guide full of pictures, recipes, and stories.

You can get the Palermo issue both in print or digital.

Palermo images from the Palermo issue, a Palermo city guide

In this city guide dedicated to Palermo, we will explore the town as if we were there together, walking around the old markets, talking to locals, tasting their food and accessing their heritage.

The churches are full of history and art; noble palaces are dreamy; restaurants and street food are delicious; cultural gems and artistic meccas are everywhere.

There are a lot of things to do in Palermo, so much that a month wouldn’t be enough to cover them all. But we will spend 48 hours hunting la creme de la creme.

Back home, Easter is going to be our bridge towards Spring. We will celebrate with Italian recipes, traditions, and beautiful decor ideas.

I know roses are a Spring clichè, but what an astonishing, magical clichè. We will nourish our eyes and our most intimate soul with rosy pictures, a visit to Rome’s Rose garden, and a little rosy cooking.


In this issue:

  • 115 pages
  • 113 pictures
  • 23 recipes
  • 14 must-see spots in Palermo



  • Sicilian Bucket List
  • Palermo city guide: 36 pages of traveling stories, local culture, a poet, street food, and markets; 13 unmissable places in Palermo; the Sicilian dialect; icons from the past; Easter traditions; 10 authentic Sicilian recipes.
  • Easter: stories, recipes, decor inspiration, and Italian culture.
  • The Equinox Project: recipes for a pagan table.
  • The Homemade Spring Project: recipes for home adventures.
  • The Long Pasta Project: Italian regional pasta recipes with only Spring produce.
  • The Roses Project: recipes using roses, a secret place in Rome, and beautiful flowers with their identity card.
  • The Pistachio Project: authentic and traditional Italian recipes using pistachios.
  • The Friend of a Friend Market; Ode to Rainy Days; Wisteria.

about Simposio

Simposio is an Italian recipes, stories, and culture magazine.

In Ancient Greece and Rome, philosophers, artists, and a few lucky ones attended rich banquets followed by wine, singing, dancing, playing, and cultural conversations.
This last part was called Symposium, Simposio in Italian.
And that’s what you will experience when you browse the pages of the magazine: a world of meaningful conversation, inspiring learning, and dionysian pleasures.

In each issue, you’ll walk through a different city or region. You’ll go deep inside food culture, stories, lifestyle, and traditions.

Expect the following:

  • exploring the best monuments and secret places
  • things to add to your Italian bucket list
  • local & authentic recipes
  • jokes, beautiful words and expressions
  • culture, habits, and lifestyle
  • seasonal fun and inspiration
  • lovely pictures


A little technical stuff:

  • You can choose between print and digital.
  • Servings are for two people, to be duplicated as desired.
  • Measures are in gr, cups, and oz.
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