A conversation between Stefania Auci, author of L’inverno dei Florio (Editrice Nord), and Lorenzo Nigro, author of I geni di Mozia (Il Vomere), to recount the splendour and fascination of Sicily in the age of the Florios and the Whitakers, a nerve centre of economic and social prosperity, a crossroads of cultures and a place where different peoples meet, to discover history and its intersections with individual microcosms.
Writer and teacher. The first book in the Florio saga, I Leoni di Sicilia, a publishing bestseller, was an extraordinary success – more than a hundred weeks in the bestseller list, currently being translated into 32 countries.
Archaeologist, he is associate professor of Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East and of Phoenician-Punic Archaeology at the Sapienza University of Rome.
In conversation with Elvira Terranova, AdnKronos.