Timeless places, scents and smells of a land that tells its own identity


The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea is the region of Sicily, divided from the continent by the Strait of Messina and washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. The island, one of the pearls of southern Italy, has a triangular shape, to discover and experience. The region, thanks to a heterogeneous territory composed of flat, hilly and mountainous areas, allows you to discover various itineraries according to the tastes and needs of each traveler.
Destination rich in history, nature, traditions that offers wonderful landscapes, from the mountains to the hills to the crystal clear waters of the seas that are the protagonists of this land. The region is also composed of unique scenery such as the islands that surround it: Egadi, Pelagie, Pantelleria and Ustica. It is a wide territory with scents, unique flavors that tell the identity of an entire population. Suggestive volcanoes such as Etna and Stromboli fascinate the eyes of anyone. Charm enriched by archaeological evidence, monuments and art symbol of a land that tells ancient origins. The region is divided into several provinces such as Palermo, Agrigento, Catania, Caltanissetta, Enna, Messina, Ragusa, Syracuse and Trapani, pearls of the south to live with friends, family and relatives.


Sicily is a region to visit thanks to the nature, history and tradition of this land. One of the key stops are surely the suggestive volcanoes: Stromboli and Etna, the largest and most active volcano in Europe, which over the centuries have created unique landscapes.
For those who love nature, the region offers protected areas and regional parks that offer breathtaking views in contact with nature such as the park of Etna, Nebroni, Madonie as well as the Pantelleria that allows you to admire enchanting views. The Valle del Bove with its walls of 1000m, the Grotta del Gelo with its perennial glacier, the Alcantara Gorges and its network of rocky canals crossed by cold waters, the Aeolian Islands full of charm included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Among the possible experiences, excursions on foot, by bike, on horseback. For golf lovers, Sicily in recent years has also become a destination recognized by experts in this sport.
For lovers of the sea, the island offers a scenery of beaches with crystal clear waters that have inspired many famous artists and make it the perfect destination for relaxation and socializing. There are many sports and experiences available to enjoy.
The thermal baths, thanks to the volcanic waters, has made this region a recognized destination for wellness and therapeutic tourism, such as the Acireale Spa where the underground waters of the sea mix with the sulphurous waters of Etna.
The history, is another fundamental value of this land that through archaeological sites such as Agrigento, one of the most important cities of Magna Graecia surrounded by green olive trees, almond trees, citrus groves and vineyards that stretch along the sea and with important monuments, sites that tell the deep history of the region as the Pantalica necropolis in the province of Syracuse, another UNESCO site. Every corner of this region offers historical evidence.
Sicily is also a place of literature, spokesman of a cultural tourism made of great artists who have told and passionate with their works: Salvatore Quasimodo, Giovanni Verga, Luigi Pirandello; the same atmosphere that has allowed the writing of great works and where you can still immerse yourself in timeless places, scents and smells of a land that tells its identity through festivals, fairs and cultural events.


The gastronomic tradition of the region of Sicily offers specialties that tell the tastes and smells of a people who love genuine flavors. The Sicilian cuisine represents its own people and the passion and care for good food. It is in fact a cuisine that is not forgotten, wide and wide and known and recognized in Italy and beyond.
Among the appetizers are rice oranges, delicious potato croquettes, cazzilli, pancakes called crispeddi catanesi. Eggplant is the protagonist of many dishes; with this vegetable in fact, the skilled hands of Sicilian men and women create tasty dishes such as caponata, pasta alla Norma and parmigiana.

Due to the presence of the sea, fish dishes such as couscous alla trapanese, a dish born from Moroccan influences, but also soups, first courses such as sardines o'cca muddica, dishes based on tuna, swordfish, dogfish, hake, all Mediterranean fish.
For meat lovers, Sicily offers dishes based on meatballs (badduzze) and much more. In Sicilian confectionery, ricotta and almond paste are the protagonists of desserts prepared for parties and not only.
Many DOP and IGT products such as extra virgin olive oils, blood oranges, Pachino tomatoes, Pantelleria hats, prickly pears. The strong and full-bodied Sicilian wines accompany the delicious dishes typical of this land. And also cheeses and sausages such as pecorino, Sant'Angelo salami and baked goods.


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