You know, summer is the best season to spend inSicily. How can you resist to the amazing coasts, the blue water and the white Baroque churches shining at the bright sun? Tourists from all over the world choseSicilyas summer destination this year, preferring the sea accommodation and farms which offer a good price quality ratio. Also autumn is a beautiful season to considering for late holidays; thanks to the good weather and low prices, it isperfect for a short stay or a traditional holiday. Sicilyin autumn has the grape harvest sikly sweet smell. The grape harvest is an important event in our island and everybody can join it with tours in the most important Sicilian wine houses. And what about the typical autumn products?
Autumns events all aroundSicily give the chance to taste and enjoy them. Ottobrata in Zafferana Etnea and Sagra del Pistacchio in Bronte, both in the Catania district, are the main fairs which celebrate autumn arrival.
Ottobrata was born more then thirty years ago and it is now one of the most important cultural/trade event in the territory. The stands along the fair show delicacies and wine and food specialities and local craftsmanship. Entertainment is a relevant element of Ottobrata in facts acrobats, flag flyer and musicians accompany the fair.
Ottobrata dedicates to honey, the typical Zafferana’s product, a whole day. Have you ever tried the combination ricotta cheese and honey? Try it with our recipe and it won’t let you disappointed.
Bronte is the city of “green gold”, the DOP Sicilian pistachio which follows a strict harvest and working process.
Pistachio was known by Greeks and Romans, but Arabians bring the cultivation inSicily, discovering a spontaneous grows in Bronte’s volcanic territory, 300/900 mt over the sea- level. Sicilian cookery makes use of pistachio: it is tasty on first and second courses, but it is delicious in confectionary. It is impossible to resist to a “cannolo” full of pistachio’s cream!
We just have to invite you inSicilyto enjoy autumn and to taste our typical products.