The power of superstition in Sicily 

Once again, the unwilling expat knocks it out of the ball park! I don’t think I could have done a better job so here is her post for Friday the 13th – Superstitions in Sicily

Superstitious Italy: A Friday the thirteenth special

I have the Stevie Wonder song Superstition going around in my head, thanks to Maria from Married to Italy who pointed out to everyone from our expat blogging group that today is Friday the thirteenth.

Stevie kicks in again!

‘Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall
Very superstitious, ladders bout’ to fall
Thirteen month old baby broke the lookin’ glass
Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past

When you believe in things that you don’t understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way.’

So this week we dive into the world of superstition in Italy!


To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the key to everything. – Goethe

The most confusing type of superstition for an expat living in Italy are the insidious everyday ones, which don’t make…

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