“Italy without Sicily leaves in its soul only a vague image. Only here is the key to the whole, ”Goethe wrote about Sicily in his Italian Travel Journey.
Charming bays and grape groves, volcanoes and through sea caves, sea blue and green forests – the nature of Sicily is as beautiful as diverse. The island owes its unique natural landscape to the regular eruptions of Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, located near Catania.
To the north of the largest island of the Mediterranean Sea is the Aeolian Archipelago, or Aeolian Islands, centered in the Lipari commune of the island of the same name. The nature of the volcanic islands, despite a population of 15 thousand people, has remained untouched: the entire archipelago is under the protection of UNESCO. Continue reading
Sardinia is one of the two largest Italian islands, which is located west of mainland Italy, in the center of the Mediterranean Sea. Unlike its closest neighbor, the French island of Corsica, whose territory consists of large mountain ranges for three quarters, the mountainous landscape of Sardinia is quite smooth. The sparsely populated areas of the island are distinguished by their pristine beauty: they abound in dense forests and natural ponds bordering small desert areas. The uniqueness of the nature of the island in its exquisite simplicity and naturalness. And as you know, it is nature that determines the cuisine of the territory. In the case of Sardinia, this is especially true.
Throughout the world, Sardinian gastronomy is known as the “centenarian cuisine”: it has been scientifically proven that sardines (not to be confused with sardines!) Live longer and healthier lives. Continue reading