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2016 .... a year's review

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Selfie at The Greek Theatre of Taormina 2016 started with two offers I could not refuse. An invitation to the Quintessentially Weddings Atelier at The Dorchester Hotel in London and an invitation to the Press Preview of the Sicily Culture and Conquest exhibition at The British Museum London. The Quintessentially Weddings Atelier was utterly fabulous and glamourous and I was super excited when the Q Wedding team told me that they were heading out to Taormina for site inspection for potential venues for weddings. It was a great pleasure to arrange their transportation and meet up with them in Taormina. They absolutely fell in love with the town and its ambient charm. Wedding tourism in Taormina and Sicily was at its highest level this year but more about that later. The Sicily Culture and Conquest exhibition was spectacular. The exhibition told Sicily’s fascinating stories, from the arrival of the Greeks and their encounters with the Phoenicians and other settlers, to the extra

Sicily Culture London Lunch Talks ... Christmas Edition

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Sicily Culture London is a personal project of London based Sicilian journalist Francesca Marchese. The name Sicily Culture is derived from the successful exhibition this year at the British Museum in London "Sicily: Culture and Conquest". Francesca's aim is to create a community for lovers of Sicily and Sicilians living in the UK who can meet and continue the good vibe created by the exhibition, sharing news, ideas and stories about all things Sicilian, food, arts and cultural events in London plus travel advice and tips for visiting our beautiful island all to create a better picture of Sicily abroad. Francesca has contributed to a variety of UK newspapers, magazines and press agencies including the Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, The Guardian, Gambero Rosso and the Huffington Post. I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Francesca this summer for an after work drink on a balmy London Summers evening. She is full of fun and loving her London life and completely pas