The Recent History of Sicilian Skateboard Tours is a book about the story of skateboarding culture in Sicily. After the first skate tour from USA organised in 2004, Sicily experienced a growing interest from international skateboard companies and became very popular worldwide. But the origins of skateboarding in Sicily date back many years before. 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 in Sicily, along with the interviews I collected from the local skaters and the professional skateboarders who travelled here back in the nineties.
The book is 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