My 2003 trip to Carini
- almost 5 years ago in December 2003 my friend Nick and I visited
Carini (PA) Sicily the ancestral hometown of my grandmother Antonina
Leone. This (longish) video I just captured today from the original tape.
It begins on the roof of the famous "Castello di Carini" where in 1563
Laura Lanza Lagrua was killed by her father for an adulterous
relationshiop with Ludovico Vernagallo. A poem was written about the
event shortly after and is very famous in Italy, you will even find it
performed in the movie The Godfather III when Al Pacino was visiting
Corleone, his home town.
You can see me in it briefly (I'm the skinny guy with the shaved head)