Monday, January 16, 2017

Sicilian Cart

Model of a Sicilian cart, Piazza San Marco, Florence
Model of a Sicilian cart
Piazza San Marco
Florence, January 2017

“The carts were introduced to the island by the ancient Greeks. Carts reached the height of their popularity in the 1920s, when many thousand were on the island. Miniature carts, or Carrettini Siciliani, are often sold in Sicily (or in Italian shops and restaurants in other countries) as souvenirs. The Museo del Carretto Siciliano, in Terrasini, in the province of Palermo, is a museum dedicated to the carts.” (Sicilian cart, Wikipedia)