Francu, King of the Watermelons

A watermelon stall in Bagheria.


That yellow sign, written hilariously in Sicilian, says:

“Only one person in Bagheria sells watermelons which are red and sweet. They call him Francu, King of the watermelons.”





13 Comments Add yours

  1. Anna says:

    This is perfection.

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  2. The JellyFish says:

    And that’s how you do advertising kids 😝


    1. Absolutely! The folks won’t know if you don’t tell ’em!

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    1. They should have these everywhere… but you can’t have him! We need Francu here! Bagheria needs its king!!!


  3. LaCrils says:

    I’m italian but I can understand just your english translation and not the yellow sign!!!

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    1. I was very impressed with myself when I managed to read this without asking Hubby for a translation!! 🙂

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  4. unwillingexpat says:

    That’s an impressive store front display. Lordy how I miss watermelons and summer at this time of year. Great post!

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    1. Happy to have made your mouth water!


  5. cat9984 says:

    Love those little stands he has in front for displaying the melons. Perhaps they are part of the royal furniture. 🙂

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    1. LOL! I think they are his crowns, being put to good use whilst he’s not wearing them!

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