Certa journey around Sicily

Sicily

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Overview

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, located in the South of Italy and covering a surface of 25,711 km. It boasts stretches and stretches of virgin countryside, with rolling hills, mountain ranges, rivers and an ever changing panorama. This unique and tranquil landscape with rivers cutting steep canyons and sharp valleys and with gentle hills covered in alternating groves of olives, carob and almonds and an abundance of isolated forests. Look out for deer and wild boar roaming the hills and if you are lucky enough you will catch a glimpse of a golden eagle or two gliding around the peaks.

  • Sicily is biodiversity

    Sicily is a region that possesses an enormous variety of species, and it is home to 25% of Europe’s biodiversity and 50% of Italy's. It has an extremely favourable climate, many types of soil, and precious natural genetic and cultural resources, which make it possible to diversify the production of wine and food. 

  • Sicily is Mount Etna

    Sicily would not be Sicily without Mont Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano rising 3000 meters above sea level. People here have a special connection to Etna, thinking of it as a benevolent mother, watching over the island. ⁣Etna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, not only noted for its massive size and activity, but for the vast diversity of ecosystems and landscapes. Buildings, piazzas and churches of towns nearby are made largely of black volcanic rock. Orange groves as well as plots of olive trees, terraced hills of vines, almonds and pistachio farms, apiaries and more than a hundred kinds of wild herbs exploit the peculiar composition of the soil, inspiring fervent culinary followings. It’s mixture of mineral-rich decomposed lava, along with lots of limestone: extremely fertile and uniquely mineral.

  • Sicily is a culinary crossroad

    Sicily is not only at a culinary crossroads but a crossroads in every sense. Greeks praised it, Romans coveted it, Arabs settled it, even Armenians and Spaniards stayed for a while or stayed for good. Those lingerers left their mark on language and tradition. Each lingerer added to the food culture to a greater or lesser extent, playing a part in providing Sicily with its complex nature.

Map of Sicily
Map of Sicily

This incredible difference of territories and micro-climates is the perfect nest for unique products.

Experience

We try to describe the essence of Italy one experience at a time. Experiences that represent daily rituals of nourishment. Nourishment in its broadest sense. ⁣Emotional and spiritual, aesthetic and visual, tactile and olfactory. Nourishing experiences that can be “satisfying” in a nearly religious way. 

Experience

Journal

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Summer in Sicily: Tenuta Tascante
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Summer in Sicily: Tenuta Tascante

Sicily

Ian had travelled across Italy exploring Tasca estates over the last two summers. He shares some of his favourite wine memories of Tenuta Tascante, in the extraordinary territory of Mount Etna. 

 Salt Day
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Salt Day

Sicily

Having salt in your hair is a common occurrence while cruising around Sicily and its glistening waters, but this feeling couldn’t be more apt than at Mozia, a tiny island off the western coast of Sicily.

The Sicilian Highlands
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The Sicilian Highlands

Sicily

Volcanoes and Sicily go together like Sonny and Cher, but no volcano in the region is as famous as Etna.

Summer in Sicily: Capofaro
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Summer in Sicily: Capofaro

Sicily

Ian had travelled across Italy exploring Tasca estates over the last two summers. He shares some of his favourite wine memories of Capofaro, in the Aeolian archipelago.

How to create a perfect G&T (it’s not what you think)
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How to create a perfect G&T (it’s not what you think)

Sicily

A gin and tonic is usually a “safe” drink – a drink you have when you’re not sure if the bar does good cocktails – but the way a gin and tonic is done at Capofaro, you’ll have no doubt that the bar can handle anything.

Summer in Sicily: Tenuta Regaleali
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Summer in Sicily: Tenuta Regaleali

Sicily

Ian had travelled across Italy exploring Tasca estates over the last two summers. He shares some of his favourite wine memories of Tenuta Regaleali, in the heart of Sicily.

Does heaven exist? And other delicious questions
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Does heaven exist? And other delicious questions

Sicily

Before we know it, we’re being taught how to milk the sheep, and make the milk into ricotta.

Culinary / Cultural encounter: Testa Conserve
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Culinary / Cultural encounter: Testa Conserve

Sicily

We took the chance to challenge this complex concept, holding chopsticks and matching Testa's Bluefin tuna fillets with some local flavours. ⁣

Summer in Sicily: Sallier de La Tour
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Summer in Sicily: Sallier de La Tour

Sicily

Ian had travelled across Italy exploring Tasca estates over the last two summers. He shares some of his favourite wine memories of Sallier de La Tour, a hour ride from Palermo. 

Summer in Sicily: Tenuta Whitaker
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Summer in Sicily: Tenuta Whitaker

Sicily

Ian had travelled across Italy exploring Tasca estates over the last two summers. He shares some of his favourite wine memories of Whitaker on Mozia island. 

Regaleali Land
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Regaleali Land

Sicily

‘We’re not in the south of Italy - we’re in the north of Africa’. It's a remarkable reminder from Corrado, the winemaker at Regaleali, of Sicily's unique geographical location, less than 100 miles away from Tunisia.

Trippin’ With Margarita Forés In The Heart Of Southern Italy
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Trippin’ With Margarita Forés In The Heart Of Southern Italy

Sicily

The country’s most internationally acclaimed chef visits the Tenuta Regaleali estate for My Italy to discover what’s cooking inside the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School.

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