Europe's migration challenge. DW's Brent Goff talks to the mayor of Palermo in Sicily, Leoluca Orlando, about finding solutions at the city level.
Mount Etna, on Sicily's east coast, is Europe's highest active volcano. The volcano could erupt again at any time -- but the lava flows have over time produced extremely fertile soil, which is perfect for crops.
Over the past 15 years, 2 million southern Italians have left to find a job or a future elsewhere. Mass migration from the south dates back to the unification of Italy in 1861 and reached its peak in the 1950s and '60s. Back then it was blue-collar workers that left. These days, it's highly educated youngsters. Angelo van Schaik has been finding out more.
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The Bronte Pistachio Festival in Sicily pays homage to the beloved pistachio nut. Euromaxx visits Tom Kemp’s Fitness Farm in England, and on Europe to the Maxx, Guédelon in France: building a medieval castle from the ground up.
The best pistachios in Europe come from a small town on the Italian island of Sicily. At the annual Bronte Pistachio Festival, the little green nut is celebrated and of course eaten.
The horse-drawn cart is closely linked to the history of the island - it was originally used to transport wood and agricultural goods - and now it's the colourful safeguard of an endangered set of crafts and customs.
They're typically Sicilian: Two-wheeled wooden carts decorated with elaborate carvings and paintings. Pulled by donkeys or horses, they were once the primary means of transport on the Italian island.
Accompany bridal couples at this big event in their lives. In Sicily, that involves multitudes of wedding guests and delicious Italian food against a romantic backdrop.
The ten-week "Cook The Farm" course goes beyond cooking to deal with such aspects of meal preparation as milking the cows, composting and growing special varieties of vegetables.
The Sicilian capital, Palermo, is lively, colorful and diverse. Tour through the city and see historic buildings, traffic chaos, and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean.
Russia’s independent media outlets are coming under pressure. Journalists are getting death threats. Some Scots are unhappy about construction projects American President Trump has planned for their country.
The Sicilian village of Favara was gradually dying out as its residents moved away, but a new museum brought in tourists and revived its economy – and hope for its future.
Sport brings people together! This is why german club FC St.Pauli organized a training camp for migrants and locals in Sicily. The project is called “Kick the borders” and is supervised by club manager Ewald Lienen
Exploring Rome off the beaten track. Also: the story of Venetian seducer Casanova. And: the scrumptious art of Neapolitan pizza making.
A sustainably-built house, constructed in the traditional style, connected to the sea and nature. The house on the Mediterranean island has few right angles, and its double walls keep out the scorching heat.
Critics have called Etta Scollo "The Voice of Sicily". Her songs combine elements of traditional Sicilian music, pop and jazz. She's just released a new album, "Il passo interiore".
A sustainable house, built using traditional architecture, connected to the sea and nature: it's a villa almost without corners, but with double walls that keep out the intense heat.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has accused European governments of trying to block NGOs from conducting search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea. Two weeks ago, a Spanish NGO ship was impounded after bringing more than 200 migrants to Sicily. Now the only remaining NGO ship off the Libyan coast is the Aquarius. DW reporter Filip Warwick reports from on board the ship.
Palermo is twinned with Düsseldorf - a pairing as exciting as it is rich in contrasts. The difference in age alone is about 2000 years.
In this edition: humankind’s collective memory, Moroccan food in Berlin, a new series on DW, a house on Sicily and a Luther panorama.
In this edition: Truck art is making a splash in Spain, the Voynich manuscript enigma, the start of the 2017 Volvo Ocean race, a top beer sommelier from Germany and a trip to the Italian island of Sicily.
A transcontinental deal to address migration - Refugees to head back to Greece - Britain’s farmers rethink Brexit - Jamel rocks against the far-right - Missing but not forgotten in war-torn eastern Ukraine - Is there no way out of poverty for some families in Sicily? - A new film gives midwifery a push - Will a natural pesticide restore France’s grape-growing glory?
Poverty is on the rise in Italy. It's been fuelled by the economic crisis, especially in the south of the country. According to the Italian institute of statistics a third of Italians are at risk of poverty, in the south it’s almost 50%. Large families are particularly vulnerable. Our reporter Angelo van Schaik visited a family of 15 in Palermo, Sicily.
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