Goddamn Cosa Nostra, they had to go ruin it for everyone.
Man, I think Scilly really has to do more to promote it’s culture around the world, possibly through the tourist board or something. I mean in reality Sicily is really Europe’s cultural melting pot, but you just never see that promoted. Like, I used to get CNN and often you’d see whole countries promoting themselves: Greece, Crete, Montenegro, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt, they have ad campaigns that gave you a glimpse of the culture while encouraging you to holiday there.
I mean to be brutally honest, as a European I have some pre-conceived notions about pretty much all the other European cultures; French, German, English, Italian, Turkish, Greek etc, etc. Like I have certain expectations of how they’d be like, as I’m sure they’d have expectations of how I would be as an Irish guy. But If I actually met a Sicilian in real life, I’d no have no expectations of them, it’d be a blank slate because I never hear anything about them.