Consul General Countryman Visits Sicily

Joe Di Maggio, Lady Gaga, Frank Sinatra and Frank Zappa were among the many famous Americans the city of Noto paid tribute to at its famous “Infiorata,” a flower festival taking place every spring in the historic center of the Sicilian baroque town.After meeting with Mayor of Noto Corrado Bonfanti, Consul General Mary Ellen Countryman ... Read More»

CG Countryman Attends Detroit Exhibit Inauguration in Sicily

On June 29, CG Countryman traveled to the Sicilian community center FARM, near Agrigento, to attend the opening of “Detroit Syndrome,” an art exhibition focused on the city of Detroit and featuring American photographer Geoff George.  The exhibition was organized by Sicilian IVLP Andrea Bartoli as a follow-up to his participation in a Southern Italy-focused ... Read More»

American Team Wins “Best Presentation” Award at Cous Cous Fest 2016

No hashtag could be better than #WelcomeDiversity at the Cous Cous Fest 2016, the ‘international festival of cultural integration,’ where 10 countries competed at the Cous Cous World Championship in San Vito lo Capo and some 50,000 visitors came to the event. On September 22, the Department of State’s American Chef Corps member Mary Sue ... Read More»

Consul General Countryman’s First Visit to Sicily

Consul General Mary Ellen Countryman visited Sicily, September 20-22, focusing on meetings and events in the Palermo area during her first visit. She met with Sicilian President Rosario Crocetta, Mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando, Prefect of Palermo Antonella De Miro, and Palermo Chief Prosecutor Francesco Lo Voi, who all were pleased that she chose to ... Read More»
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