Sicily – A distinct realm
Is says that you have not seen anything in Italy until you have not visited the island of Sicily – a land of great swimming and sun and surrounded by volcano Etna. Sicily, a museum of nature, is like a beautiful woman, difficult to understand from the first moment. It takes some time to be comfortable and let seduced by its special charm, but once you’ve beaten you will not change your feelings.
If you are an ardent lover of the sea and you have the fantasy to spend your vacation in select company of three different seas, well you can realize your dream. Italian island of Sicily is at the confluence of three seas: Tyrrhenian, Ionian and Mediterranean. And to be sure that you get here you must say only this: you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy one of the tastiest dishes and healthy cuisines of the world.
Sicilian cuisine has influences from all cultures that have succeeded over the years on this island. In other words, all those who lived here have left the most valuable recipes. Sicilians have a habit of sitting at the table several times a day, tradition becoming less common in big cities of the world being the century of speed, where people usually eat one meal a day.
Eggplants are a key ingredient for many dishes: “Caponata“, an appetizer is served with sweet sauce is one of them. Sicilians are famous for the production of cereals, olive oil and wine. These are matching at the table with more fish, seafood, vegetables and fruit.
Island of the 700 patrons
Maybe Sicilians are mobs, at least in movies, but that does not mean they are not believers. On the contrary! The island’s 398 villages have 700 owners. For example, only Palermo has 20 “ordinary saints”, 50 “major saints”. Four women “patron saints” and a saint who watches all the saints: Santa Rosalia, which is held in honor of festivals.
October in Sicily
Unlike the most coasts, where from September 15 is finish with the beach, in Sicily you can enjoy the quiet of about 30 degrees Celsius and bathing in the sea, especially to go and the bustle that characterize the summer season.
Sicilians, as the rest of Italians are loud, hellish traffic are governed by the deafening horns (even greeting is expressed with horn). Many beaches have caves, where you can swim. It can make diving.
House of flowers
Your eyes will be rewarded with images of dream in shades of yellow (grain fields) and the green vine. But parks, wildlife reserves or wildlife sanctuaries will wear the Sicilian adventure in other colors and you will get drunk with other perfumes.
Sapphire waters are a good home for dolphins, but also for fish killers. Sicily is also called “house of flowers”. Legend says that the goddess Proserpine, Minerva and Diana wore tunics of flowers made even their father, the god Jupiter. If you go from city bustle and relax in nature, you understand that God loves so much Sicily.