Sicily

One could argue that Sicily has the most unique and varied cultural heritages of all Italian regions paired with magnificent natural beauty: from its dramatic rocky mountains to the gentle hills where excellent wine-making grapes are grown, to its seacoast of unparallelled beauty.


Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands and before becoming part of the Italian Republic was an independet State. Because of this separation from the mainland, Sicily, over the centuries has been host to peoples of many diverse civilizations and traditions, from the Greeks to the Romans, the Byzantines to the Arabs and Normans and the Spanish. All of them have left behind important works of art: the Greek temples of the Valley of Agrigento and Segesta, the Greek theater of Taormina, the Norman and Byzantine Cathedrals of Monreale and Cefalu, the Norman Castle of Palermo and the Baroque Palaces and Churches of Palermo, Noto, Modica, Ragusa and Siracusa, and La Kalsa, the Arab quarter of Palermo. Sicily brings together all of the cultures of the Mediterranean.

The rich and diverse cultural heritage of Sicily also makes its cuisine one of the most varied of the Italian regions. We find traces of Arab and Spanish culinary influences blended with the Italian. The famous chocolate of Modica is still made according to the Aztec recipe which the Spanish introduced to the Island centuries ago. The sea and sun take care of the rest, fish fresh from the Mediterranean Sea and produce grown in a climate where the sun adds unique intensity to the flavors, makes the cuisine of Sicily simply unforgettable.

We will help you to explore Sicily, one of the world’s most captivating islands and to let you experience its breathtaking beauty and fascinating culture, cuisine.

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