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What to eat in Pantelleria: the typical dishes of Pantelleria cuisine
Pantelleria is a beautiful island in Sicily, in the province of Trapani. It is the largest of the Circumsican islands and is located right in the middle of the Sicilian Channel, being just over 30 nautical miles from Tunisia and about 60 from Trinacria. Pantelleria is a delight worth visiting and offers a natural and unique…
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Zingaro Reserve, the first Reserve established in Sicily
Crystal-clear waters and golden beaches: the Zingaro Reserve is an earthly paradise where you can relax and completely soak in nature. It is a protected territory, located in the northwestern part of Sicily, between the areas of San Vito lo Capoand Castellammare del Golfo. The Zingaro Reserve is the first nature reserve to be established on the island. Established in…
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Six recipes with prickly pears
Prickly pear is a sweet and delicious fruit well known in southern Italy, especially in Sicily. With multiple properties, eating prickly pear is recommended for those who require more fiber in their daily diet. The pulp of this fruit consists mainly of water, sugars, minerals, such as magnesium and potassium, as well as vitamins, especially vitamin C.…
Visit Enna, the Navel of Sicily!
Enna is the only Sicilian province that does not face the sea. Also known as Castrogiovanni, the city’s ancient name, Enna is located right in the center of the island, at about 900 meters above sea level: for this reason, it had been nicknamed “The Navel of Sicily” by the ancients. It is a centuries-old city with…
Sicilian wines – cheers!
Viticulture in Sicily is a decidedly thriving business: millions of hectoliters of wine are produced from more than 110,000 hectares of vineyards. The production and consumption of wine has long-standing roots on the island. Organic residues, found in some jars dating back to the Copper Age in the area of Sciacca and Caltagirone, have led to the…
The Sicilian Cart, a symbol of rural folklore
The Sicilian cart is one of the most famous and emblematic symbols of the island. Originally developed as a means of transportation, nowadays the cart should be regarded as a bona fide work of art. The carts are also a testimony to the rural and peasant culture of Trinacria: they symbolize a working-class tradition. Different models exist from various styles:…
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Five romantic towns in Sicily
With its thousand-year history and unique natural landscapes, Sicily is the perfect Island for celebrating love. Land and sea come together in an eternal and constant embrace; the viewpoints offer breathtaking panoramas, made even more spectacular by the intense light of the setting sun; characteristic streets and squares with imposing monuments are a perfect backdrop for…
The baroque cities of Val di Noto, a World Heritage Site
Located in the south east of Sicily, Val di Noto includes eight late baroque cities recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. The eight cities included in the valley are: Noto, Catania, Scicli, Ragusa, Militello in Val di Catania, Modica, Caltagirone and Palazzolo Acreide. These cities existed back in the Middle Ages, but then the earthquake of 1693 nearly destroyed them completely and…
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Marsala, the city famous for the “Landing of the Thousand” and for fine wine
Marsala is the most populated town in the province of Trapani. Known for the historic landing of the Thousand led by Giuseppe Garibaldi, this city is also renowned worldwide for the production of its namesake wine. A city with a great historical heritage, Marsala has a rich and varied natural landscape unique in the world. If you would like to visit this incredible…
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Breakfast in Sicily: lots of sweet and savory ideas
There is good food in Sicily, anywhere and at any time of the day. From breakfast to after-dinner, you can enjoy many different dishes on the Island, sure to satisfy even the most demanding palates. Breakfast is a ritual in Sicily: here are all the delicacies you can enjoy during your stay on the Island for…
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Greek-Roman Sicily: between art and history
Sicily, with all its years of dominations and conquests by different populations and cultures, offers a unique historical heritage. Trying to summarize all of Sicily’s archaeological and cultural past is an impossible task indeed. Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans: many were the different cultures that landed on the island and left an indelible…
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The four WWF oases in Sicily
Sicily has a unique natural and landscape heritage. This immense environmental wealth must be protected and preserved from possible damage and neglect that could alter its beauty and the great biodiversity it encompasses. Precisely for this reason, the WWF has decided to establish four oases in Sicily, as well as recreating a solid network…