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 tour takes you off the beaten track and gives you real insight into Sicily's diversity and the legacy of the civilisations that have taken root in its fertile soils since the dawn of time: the Siculi and the Phoenicians, the Greeks and Romans, the Moors, the Normans, the Spanish and the French.

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Throughout Sicily there's still the tradition of cheese making. The shepherds make it with milk from the sheep, goats or cows depending on the area.

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Sicily is an island full of history, culture and traditions. I can make your holiday very special by sharing my knowledge of the country I was born in and live.

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The Sicilian cuisine is the most interesting of all the Italian regions, since each new invasion added another layer to an increasingly rich culinary tradition.

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Learn how to prepare recipes that have been handed down for generations. Opportunity to interact with the locals, understand their lifestyle, creating a week of experiences which you can take home with you.

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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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Sustainable tourism

I’ve decided the best way to help the Sicily I love is to promote it to people who want to live life as a Sicilian local—to see the world through Sicilian eyes. This is the best way I know to contribute to the place I love, the home of my birth, the Sicily in me.