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food in sicily

No celebration in Sicily, religious or otherwise, is without its special food and this is particularly the case at Easter. Despite the saying ‘Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi’ (‘Christmas with family, Easter with whoever you want’), Easter is traditionally a time to be with family and friends – a fabulous gastronomic experience that is shaped, as with all the best Sicilian celebrations, by the many myths and traditions embedded in the island’s culture. Lunch on Easter Sunday is a long lingering affair and the best advice is to go hungry! Lamb, with Sicilian Easter bread, is on…

catania-sicily

Festivals are all part of the fun of a villa holiday in Sicily and regardless of where and when you visit, there is a good chance of stumbling on local celebrations. With every town claiming a patron saint, religious festivals can be very spectacular affairs involving processions, fireworks and, not surprisingly, plenty of delicious food. In addition, many of the small towns and villages hold local sagre, dedicated to celebrating their most famous agricultural produce. These are just a few to whet your appetite.   Cannolo Festival in Piana degli Albanesi If you are staying in a holiday villa near…

Sicily villas for foodies

From its creamy risotto filled arancini to its prolifically-growing zucchini, Sicilian food is packed with flavour.  Fresh sun-ripened tomatoes, shiny silver sardines and sweet fat pistachios have been incorporated into a distinctive cuisine that has been shaped by centuries of foreign rule.  Events such as San Vito lo Capo’s Cous Cous Fest and sagre celebrating everything from artichokes to onions punctuate the calendar but every day in Sicily brings another gastronomic treat. Villa specialist Wish Sicily has brought out a new collection of villas for foodies, where guests are never more than a bite away from the top foodie hotspots…

Sicilian Dessert Sweets Cannolo Gastronomy

Sicilian cuisine is something to relish when you take a vacation there, the seafood is incredibly fresh and delicious paired with some nice white wine made on the hills of Mount Etna. Yet, the culinary journey does not end there. Save room for Sicilian desserts and wash it down with nice Marsala, because they are to die for. One of the most iconic Sicilian sweets is the Cannoli. There are cannolis and then there are Sicilian cannolis. This incredible dessert, called in the dialect of the island cannolu, is a fried tube of pastry dough filled with a creamy ricotta…

Wine and tasting tour in sicily

If you are travelling to the beautiful region of Sicily, there are two things you should know: “Sicily” and “wine” go hand in hand. Do not leave the island without taking a tour of one of the many vineyards or doing several wine tastings. The wines of Sicily have been fermenting since 1500 BC when the Greeks began to settle the land, making it one of the premier wine destinations in the world. Some of the best areas to taste Sicilian wines are: Mount Etna: enjoy the view and the crisp white wines Ragusa, for some incredible food and wines…

Sicilian Food - best pcitures

Sicilian cuisine has some of the best food that Italy has to offer. Here are the top 10 traditional Sicilian dishes.   Arancine  This fried rice balls with red sauce and veggies or meet are typical of Sicily. They are perfect for a fiesta snack or as an appetizer before a meal.   Pasta con le sarde   Among Sicily’s best food is this pasta with sardines, pine nuts and almonds, dressed with olive oil and white wine.   Involtini di Pesce Spada Seafood lovers, here is the dish made for you. Sweet and sour stuffed grilled swordfish with anchovy…

Restaurants in Taormina

If there is one place that everyone dreams to go to at least once in his or her lifetime is Sicily! Spectacular beaches, delicious food, and Mediterranean beauty are some of the top qualities that make Sicily one of the marvels of the world. Amongst Sicily top attractions Taormina represents a surreal painting. This little touristic town is located 205 metres above the sea and offers a breathtaking scenic view of the Mediterranean Sea. If you get hungry while visiting this town, Taormina’s restaurants will fill you appetite! Along the main street, filled with small shops and ateliers, you can…