Sicilian Experience

Sicilian Experience

Sicilian Experience

Carmelina

I am very happy to share my passion and knowledge of Sicily.  

Come with me and experience the natural beauty and authenticity of the places and people we meet along the trails.

  • " ... savouring a lifestyle that hasn't changed in centuries' - is very much a work in progress. "


    Arthur Frommer, 2011

  • " Carmelina offers a glimpse of a way of life that is fast disappearing. "


    The Observer, 2009

  • " Foreign guests are invited to visit and observe the daily preparation of bread and rolls at the local bakery, to meet with the town's shepherd, to witness the pressing of olives into olive oil… and in general - to integrate themselves into the life of the community. "


    Arthur Frommer, 2011

  • " One woman is working to keep Sicily's traditions and culture alive - by sharing them with tourists. "


    The Observer, 2009

Experiences

The substance obtained is called « manna » and it is particularly popular among the local people for its medicinal properties and its nice and sweet taste.

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The trekking tour with donkey that we propose is a circular walk through the countryside.

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The walk takes us through beech woods, high pastures to reach the limestone peak of Monte Carbonara (1979m). In the afternoon we meet a local falconer for a falconery display.

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The 'Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of the Temples' extends over 1300 hectares and contains breathtaking monumental and landscape heritage...

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Sicily is 3rd largest among Italian olive oil producing regions. Olives were first brought to Sicily between C.8 and C.5 B.C by the Greeks, they used the wealth created by the trade in oil and wine to build Siracusa.

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According to Enologist, Bruno Pastena, “Sicilian wines encompass the essence and spirit of 20 civilisations.”

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