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Santa Lucia’s Day

Santa Lucia is the patron saint of Syracuse and the protector of the eye health. Special for all Sicilians, the anniversary of 13rd December, is one of the most waited recurring event of the year. To her we owe the end…

Arancina: a Sicilian delicious and its origins

What is an “ Arancina ”? An Arancina (female form in the west side of Sicily) or Arancino (male form in the east side) is a rise ball usually stuffed with meat and sauce and fried creating a fragrant and…

Waiting for Christmas in Sicily!

Surely you are wondering how Christmas is in Sicily … No snow, no cold, no chimneys or coats 🙂  However, although many coastal locations where it is hard to really feel “holiday air“, there are corners of paradise that allow…

Carnival in Sicily

Tradition and curiosities about the Carnival in Sicily In the origin, the traditional Sicilian Carnival started immediately after the Epiphany and lasted more than a month, up to Lent. In this period, allegorical floats and parades, pageants and historical pantomimes,…

Etna: the Black Giant

With an area of 350 km3 and a height of 3330 meters, Etna is the largest volcano in Europe and the second among the most active volcanoes in the world. It is a great natural resource and its location -…

Cannolo Siciliano: recipe

Cannoli are sweet crunchy tubes which are filled with ricotta cheese filling, often flavored with pistacio nuts – as in the Eastern Sicily – chocolate or candied fruits in the western area. This is a very traditional recipe for cannoli…

Palermo: What to See

Founded by the Phoenicians in the seventh century. B.C. with the name of “Ziz” (flower), Palermo was conquered by the Romans that give it the name Panormus (from the greek “all port”) that, with a few modifications, reaches us. The happiest…

Almond Milk

The Almond milk is a typical Sicilian obtained by infusion in water of finely ground almonds, then squeeze to bring out all the juice. Almond milk was born in the Sicilian monasteries. It has ancient origins, it was prepared since the Middle…

Selinunte and the Cusa Quarries

Selinunte Archaeological Park The urban area of Selinunte is located near the Belice river where it still grows wild parsley (selinon) which gave its name to the river and the city. The greek city plan of Selinunte is at the highest…

STRAGUSTO: mediterranean street food festival

Mediterranean Street Food Festival 2016 – Trapani