On Sunday, November 26, the wonderful setting of the Grand Majestic Hotel già Baglioni in Bologna hosted the presentation of the book, Sicily: A Journey of Discovery, promoted and organized by Bologna Connect.

The cofounder of the association, Antonella Orlandi, spoke about the commitment of Bologna Connect in the promotion and enhancement of the territory; the translator of the book, Lucia Scigliano, described her emotion in recounting her home region through a foreigner’s eyes; and of course the author Mary Tolaro Noyes, moved the audience with anecdotes and images of her Sicilian family’s origin.

Already the author of books Bologna Reflections and Gathering Chestnuts and ambassadress of Bologna Connect in San Francisco, Mary Tolaro Noyes told of her love and curiosity for the city of Bologna and for Sicily and of the similarities and differences between the two regions.

The journalist and writer Stefano Andrini, who masterfully captured the audience’s attention with humorous and at times stirring anecdotes, coordinated the meeting.

We thank the Director of the Grand Hotel Majestic Tiberio Biondi for providing the lovely venue for our event.

Editing by Kyrene Kagahastian

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