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Torrone siciliano – Sicilian Almond Brittle

Author Notes: This sticky, brittle made from almonds in hard caramel is a Sicilian specialty, symbolic of all holidays, fairs, and festivals, from Carnival to Christmas. But it’s also found all […]

Feast of Sant’Agata in Catania

  For centuries, from 3 to 5 February each year, Catania goes through a unique experience.  A whirlwind of strong emotions  accompanying the three incredible days dedicated to the  “Santuzza” , as the locals  use […]

Fonte Aretusa

The legend tells that river god Alpheus fell in love with Aretusa, nymph of Artemis, and he tried to seduce her in every way. Aretusa invoked the intervention of the goddess that turned […]

One Sunday at the museum

Sunday at the museum: every first Sunday of the month, on the occasion of the national event #domenicaalmuseo, (Sunday at the museum) the entrance to regional Sicilian museums, archaeological sites and monuments areas […]


Piano Provenzana is a ski area located in the town of Linguaglossa (CT), on the northern slope of Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. It is located at an altitude of 1,810 meters […]

Pizza Margherita recipes

Invented in Naples in honor of the first queen of Italy, the Margherita pizza is the triumph of Italian cuisine in the world. INGREDIENTS 2 lb Italian “00” flour or […]

Montalbano Elicona

Before talking about Montalbano Elicona (Messina), I will begin by explaining its name. There are two possible explanations. According to the first one, the name comes from the mountain “Albanus”, which means white, […]


Solemn celebrations of the patron San Mauro Abate on 15 January in Viagrande (CT), a spectacular and long-awaited exit of the Patron Saint with a great choreography of fireworks. The […]

Frutta Martorana

These exquisite marzipan sweets, perfectly reproducing vegetables, and fruit, are a true expression of great gastronomical creativity. Gracefully placed in wicker baskets or in wooden boxes, they appear in almost every Sicilian […]