The Scacciata, delicious Etnean Christmas food


If you have never heard of “Scacciata” before, do not look for it on Google. Come and taste!  Words cannot express how good this traditional Christmas recipe is. It is typical of Sicily, especially of the Catania and Etna areas. Scacciatas, in Sicily, are different according to which part of the island you taste them. […]

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Grape harvest, a festive tradition of Mt Etna


Grape harvest is a tradition of many Countries in the world. It is a celebration of joy in the community for many cultures. On Mount Etna, grape harvest is a celebration that mixes pagan rituals with the tradition of the sacred land of the volcano. Still today, the collection of grapes is a strong, impressive […]

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Prickly Pears, a sweet “Sicilian secret”


The prickly pear, as the word itself says, is not a Sicilian fruit. It was “discovered” by the first Europeans who colonized America – then mistakenly called India – and initially it was not thought at all as a food. It was exhibited in gardens and botanical parks as a curiosity to amaze guests or […]

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