Showing posts with label Venice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Venice. Show all posts

08 December 2018

Women in History : The Story of Santa Lucia

Awesome find resulting from my “one thing leads to another” Internet travels. Searching for HUBs written by fellow freelance writer and blogger, Susan Duffy on HUBPages, and clicked the link on her profile which led me to her website, Senior at Large In a Sicilian Kitchen (published at susanduffy.com).  Her writings are impressive.  And … she’s from  Australia!  Never been there.  It’s on my bucket list.  But have crossed paths online with some really cool people who live there.


Image credit:  Lucy Before the Judge By Lorenzo Lotto, 1523–32 - Self-scanned, Public Domain, Link


Have you ever heard performers sing the song "Santa Lucia"?  I have heard it performed but never knew who the woman or that she was, in fact, a real person.  Just read an horrific story about a woman who is now honored as Santa Lucia.  Her  remains were finally laid to rest in Siracusa (Syracuse).  “Venice was home to her for so long that the gondoliers’ song “Santa Lucia”, originally from Naples, has become part of that city’s identity.”

Santa Lucia




Xmas garland





Xmas garland image credit: glitter-graphics.com
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