Etna had got us well used to this, recently! Between 2014 and 2016, fast eruptions followed one another every three months or so, with spectacular fountains of fire that attracted crowds of tourists from all over Europe. All this ended suddenly in April 2017 when the last eruption was no longer followed by other events … for over a year!
Our volcano Mt. Etna, in autumn, is coloured with magic. And not only because its woods are filled with yellow, red, orange leaves, but because the land offers its most precious gifts and the inhabitants of the mountain are ready to catch them in time. If you are on Etna between October and December do not miss the chance to taste these delights. (more…)Posted on:
We have a secret tip for you:
The Venus lagoon at Cape Milazzo.
In the north-east of Sicily is a rather unknown spot of land or better an unknown spot of water, which is reachable only via a 20-minute walk. At the beginning of the path you can leave your car at a parking lot.
Sicily – land of orange diversity
The origin of the orange, the most common fruit in the world, is located in China and it was probably introduced to Europe in the 15th century. Nowadays, apart from Spain, also Sicily is famous for the vitamin-rich citrus fruit. Especially in the area of Mount Etna the oranges thrive particularly well, due to the fertile, volcanic soil and the high water content in the ground. On the island you will find different varieties, each with their own character.
… like spring in your nose …
A mixture of freshly cut grass, crispy artichokes and aromatic herbs jumps right towards you. The oil of Mount Etna olives is considered as valuable as gold in Sicily. Its intense aroma and taste make it an essential ingredient for the locals, that cannot be lacking in their cuisine.