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Biscotti alle mandorle

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

Almond Paste - Ingredients. 300 g peeled almonds; 300 g of sugar; 3 egg whites; 1/2 teaspoon of honey; A few drops of extract of bitter almonds; Vanilla extract; Half cherry for pastry.

Preparation - Peel the almonds, dry them well in the oven, leave to cool...

Arancini

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

Arancini - Ingredients: 500 grams of rice, 1 teaspoon of saffron, 3 tablespoons of grated pecorino chees, 5 eggs,  200 gr. breadcrumbs, flour, vegetable oil, salt. 

Ingredients for the filling - 250 gr. minced meat, 100 gr . peas, 1 onion, 1/2 celery stalk,...

'Mpanatigghi

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

Mpanatigghi - Ingredients: 500 gr.  flour 00; 150 gr. lard; 130 gr. sugar and other 200 gr . for the filling ; 60 gr. marsala; 5 egg yolks and 1 whole egg; 200 gr. of minced beef; 200 gr. toasted  and chopped almonds; 100 gr. dark chocolate; 100 gr. walnut kernels; 10 gr . cinnamon; 2 cloves;  powdered...

Villa Romana del Casale - Piazza Armerina

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

The architectural complex, located 5 km from Piazza Armerina is one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the late Roman in Sicily. For this reason, the villa has been recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

Spread over an area of ​​3,500 sqm, the villa comprises a courtyard entrance, the residential area of...

Valle dei Templi - Agrigento

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

In the Valley of the Temples, which was declared in 1997 by UNESCO "World Heritage“, is one of the largest archaeological sites in the Mediterranean.

Akragas was one of the most important Greek colonies in Sicily, extended about 450 hectares, founded around 582 BC by settlers from nearby Gela and from Rhodes.

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Teatro Greco - Taormina

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

The Greek Theatre in Taormina is an extraordinary testimony of the Old Sicily. One of the main features of this beautiful monument is its location, drawn and carved into the hillside.

The first plant, from the Hellenistic period, probably dates from the third century BC, and the renovation and expansion seem to date from the time of...

Teatro Greco - Siracusa

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

In the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, you find the Greek Theatre, one of the examples of Greek theater architecture. The theater, which dates back to a period between 238 and 215 BC, is built on the rock of the hill Temenite. It is structured in three parts: the cavea, the orchestra and the stage.

The theater consists of 67 rows and is...

Parco Archeologico - Siracusa

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

The Archaeological Park, located in Via del Greek Theatre, home to most of the monuments of classical Greek and Roman Syracuse. At the entrance of the park there’s the Basilica of St. Nicholas Cordari, dating from the eleventh century AD, the seat of the tourist office. Right after, you enter in the Roman Amphitheatre (II -IV century AD), where...

Riserva Vendicari - Natural reserve in Noto

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

The Natural Reserve of Vendicari Wildlife Refuge was established in 1984 and extends between Noto and Marzamemi. The area is known for the presence of marshes that are home to thousands of birds migrating from Africa. Among the marshes, to remember Sichilli Marsh, Marsh Scirbia, Bush Pantano, Pantano Grande and Pantano Piccolo.

Vendicari...

Riserva Pantalica - Siracusa

Date created: Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

The Natural Reserve Pantalica Valley dell'Anapo, Torrente Cava Grande, occupyies an area of ​​3,712, extending the territories della Sortino, Ferla, Cassaro, Buscemi and Palazzolo Acreide. The Necropolis of Syracuse is one of the largest in the Mediterranean with over 5,000 tombs distributed along the rock wall. The necropolis belongs to the...