Typical Sicilian products: which are and where to find them

29 Mar

Author: Etna Excursions
Posted on: 2018/03/29
Updated: 2018/03/29


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The traditional flavours of Sicily are well known and loved all over the world. The typical Sicilian cuisine is a mixture of tradition and innovation, able to conquer every palate with its delicacies.

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The Venus lagoon at Cape Milazzo

7 Aug

Author: Etna Excursions
Posted on: 2018/03/29
Updated: 2018/03/29


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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.

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Sicily - land of orange diversity

16 Dec

Author: Etna Excursions
Posted on: 2017/08/07
Updated: 2017/08/07


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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.

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Sicilian olive oil extravergine - the green gold of the Mediterranean island

11 Feb

Author: Etna Excursions
Posted on: 2016/12/16
Updated: 2017/03/15


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… 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.

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Activity in progress at the Central crater of Etna 02/12/2015

3 Dec

Author: Etna Excursions
Posted on: 2016/02/11
Updated: 2017/03/15


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Over the last few weeks weeks, the strombolian activity inside the Voragine crater, one of the four summit craters of Etna, lasted without relevant changes.
The activity became noticeable by its intense explosions and changeable frequency, with larger red-hot lava ejections, sometimes accompanied by minor amounts of volcanic ash, in some cases, the chunks have been thrown more than 10 meters above the crater edge. (more…)

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