Autumn tradition’s sweet recipes of Mt Etna


Mount Etna is a small universe apart, which produces animal and plant life and which changes almost completely each season. Its fertile soil allows the growth of numerous delicacies such as mushrooms, chestnuts, pistachios, citrus fruits and the inevitable prickly pears. The best time to enjoy these products is autumn. Between October and January, in […]

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Mt Etna, a new eruption starts on July 19


UPDATE FROM INSTITUTE OF VOLCANOLOGY– The eruption has ended on July 21st A new eruption has just started on Mt.Etna. By the dawn of July 18th, the great Sicilian volcano had begun to show signs of nervousness. The volcano, which however had not been quiet for some time, had manifested the first flashes due to […]

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What is a “Trunzu di Aci” and why you should taste it


When the people of Catania want to needle and bother the inhabitants of the nearby baroque town of Acireale, with whom they have always been in a rivalry, they say tyey are “teste di trunzu” (cabbage heads). That indicates their stubbornness, their being hard-headed like the trunzu cabbage that grows on their territory. Besides the […]

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10 reasons why you should come to Sicily


An enchanted island, ignored or denigrated for too long, Sicily is a planet apart. This land skillfully blends incomparable beauty with intolerable defects, human warmth and generosity with incivility. A mixture that makes it so real, otherwise it would have appeared too good to be true, too distant. Sicily is fatalism, expectation, poetic sensitivity and […]

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