The Recent History of Sicilian Skateboard Tours is a book about the story skateboarding culture Sicily. After the first skate tour organised in 2004 by Transworld Skateboarding Magazine and 411VM, Sicily experienced a growing interest from international skateboard companies. Every year many international skateboard teams come visit Sicily. Between 2011 and 2013 I've been following the skateboard tours taking place in my island and researching about the origins of skateboarding in Sicily.

The book was printed in 200 hand-bound, numbered and signed copies. It includes the story of how skateboarding came about on my island, along with the interviews I collected from the local skaters and the professional skateboarders who travelled here back in the nineties.
The book became part of Self Publish, Be Happy and 8-Ball Community archives. More pictures here




Language: English and Italian
Publication date and place: April 2015 - Catania, Sicily (Italy)
Binding: handmade with glue
Number of pages and images: 48 pages, 26 images
Printer: Xerox
Size: 5.3" x 7.6"  (13.5 x 19.2 cm)  
Paper density: 253 gr
Circulation: 200 numbered and signed copies
Publisher: self published in Sicily with the help of Ritmo, Chef Family, Etnies, Strange, Enimol and Altro
Archives: Self Publish Be Happy, 8-Ball Community, Zines of the Zone