Today’s Parola del giorno is the word la mappina.
I’ll post more on this word later in the week, but, in the meantime, if your Italian is up to it, please go read about this interesting word and the story behind it!
That was a lot of reading just to uncover the mappina. However, there was another word/phrase in that article that stumped me: 'mio nonno s'accappottava nella poltroncina'. After searching for the root of accappottava, google translate finally gave me 'my grandfather curled up in the armchair'. Fine, but search for the translation of 'to curl up' and there's nothing that comes close to that word. Rannichiarsi and raggomitolarsi seem to be the verbs that fit. So, another Sicilian dialect word?