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Tag Archives: Targa Florio

MARIA AVANZO—SIGNORA QUATTRO PISTONI

“CAR GAL” may not readily translate into Italian, but Baronessa Maria Antonietta Avanzo née Bellan certainly qualifies as one. Known as the Signora quattro pistoni (Lady of four pistons), Avanzo … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 7 Comments

MY TARGA FLORIO

ITALY’S AUTONOMOUS Regione Siciliana has a rich Greek, Roman, Arabic, Norman, Spanish and Italian history—and a wonderful cuisine that reflects all these. It also has the Piccolo Madonie, one of … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 1 Comment