Sicilia, amore e iodio – Sicily, love and iodine (sea salt). It's a play of words, from the Italian ‘amore e odio’, which means "love and hate". "Odio" and "iodio"(sea salt) sound almost the same in Italian, so the expression becomes "love and iodine".
It refers to that bitter-sweet feeling of those who love Sicily, but have to leave it, whether it's Sicilians or simply lucky travellers who fell in love with it. "Amore e iodio" perfectly sums up all the mixed feelings connected with leaving.
A simple, funny and yet powerful expression, truly unforgettable.
PUTIA means shop/store in the Sicilian dialect and in the past it was a traditional artisan’s workshop or a place where you could find essential goods. Our project is to promote Sicilian creativity and handicraft and to bring the work of Sicilian artists closer to the people.