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 landscape. On this island, nature and man-made constructions have coexisted since immemorial times, giving visitors a stunning and impressive panorama. In addition to the local beauty, Pantelleria also presents a bona fide culinary tradition with many delicious dishes that must be tasted at least once in a lifetime! Following is a list of dishes you must try if you find yourself on this incredible island!

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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 1981, this area covers a surface of more than 1,500 hectares: its coastal strip is about 7 kilometers long.

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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.

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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 deep historical roots: a place rich in history and culture, with numerous monuments. Moreover, since 2004, Enna has been home to the fourth university hub in Sicily, Kore University.

A stay full of history and culture is waiting for you in this city: here is what you absolutely must visit if you find yourself in Enna!

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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 conclusion that wine production in Sicily was one of the oldest attested in the world. In the eastern part of the island, viticulture spread from the time of Greek colonization, with the system known as “ad alberello.”

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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: carts from Palermo, Catania or even Trapani.

In this article we will explore everything you need to know about this historical Sicilian symbol!

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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 a hand-in-hand stroll.

If you are deciding to give your sweetheart a romantic weekend, maybe for your anniversary or to make a memorable wedding proposal, here are five of the most romantic villages you can find in Sicily!

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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 they had to be rebuilt according to the stylistic and architectural style of that time.

If you are in Sicily, Val di Noto is a destination you must include in your itinerary: so here are some recommendations to make the most of these cities.

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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 city, below you will find a list of monuments and attractions you may want to check out during your trip!

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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 a superlative and mouth-watering start to the day, whether you are a sweet breakfast lover or prefer a savory one instead!

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