between Africa and Europe, the enchanting island of Sicily is a
melting pot of Mediterranean culture and one of Italy’s most
the smoking Etna; sea, volcano and mountain scenery makes a
stunning backdrop for outdoors activities.The ever-present scent
of lemon trees, the Stromboli erupting against a darkening sky,
the sense that history lurks always just around the corner,
Ortygia and Marsala streets, the lonely majesty of Segesta, the
exotic flavours of Sicilian food and the kindness of its
ancient cuisine continues to rely on a few key island-grown
ingredients: shellfish and citrus, tuna and swordfish,
pistachios, hazelnuts and almonds, ricotta and wild herbs.
still plays a crucial role here. Today’s chefs may play with the
details, but Sicily’s timeless recipes – from the cannolo to the
most exquisitely spiced fish couscous – live on.
has always been a crossroads for many peoples up to modern times.
Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Greeks, but above all the
Arabs whose cultural influence is still so
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