Central Sicily

Splendid mosaic in Piazza Armerina

Unperturbed from the typical mass tourism flooding Sicilian coasts, Central Sicily boasts a different atmosphere than any other Sicily destinations. This territory hosts isolated mountain villages, such as Enna, Nicosia, Leonforte, Aidone and Sperlinga, lying on hilltops and offering therefore stunning views of Nebrodi Mountains, Plain of Catania and even Mt. Etna. Within this fascinating contest of “Sicily without sea”, ancient farming traditions, pasture, cultivated fields, rural farms and abandoned mines witness how farming, mining and sheep-farming have led local economy for many years influencing landscapes and people’s lifestyle even today. The charming Enna, called from the ancient Greeks “Umbilicus [...]

Entertainment

Bookings Box Office, Via Cavour 133, Palermo. Tel 091-335 566. Box Office, Via G. leopardi 95, Catania. Tel 095-722 53 40. Ricordi Media Store, Via Sant’Euplio 38, Catania Ticket One, www.ticketone.it Opera, Theatre, Classical Music Centro Nazionale Studi Pirandelliani, Via Santa Lucia 27, Agrigento. Tel 0922-290 52. www.cnsp.it Cuticchio Puppets Theatre, Via Bara all’O livella 95, Palermo. Tel 091-323 400. www.figlidartecuticchio.com Museo delle Marionette, Via Bufera 1, Palermo. Tel 091-328 060. www.museodellemarionette.it Ortygia Festival, Via Agatocle 51, Syracuse. Tel 0931-483 648. www.taormina-arte.com Teatro Biondo, Via Teatro Biondo 11, Palermo. Tel 091-743 43 00. Teatro delle Marionette, Via Nazionale per Catania [...]

Shops and Markets

Ceramics Artigianato del Sole, Via Santa Margherita 72, Misterbianco (Catania). Tel 095-398 472. Laboratorio Branciforti, Scala S. Maria del Monte 3, Caltagirone (Catania). Tel 0925-850 00. Ceramiche Pippo Torcivia, Via Nazionale, S.Stefano di Camastra (Messina). Tel 0921-337067 www.pippotorcivia.it Studio Navarra, Corso Vittorio Emanuele 38, Sciacca (Agrigento). Tel 0925-850 00. Wrought Iron Laboratorio Patanè, Via Regina Margherita 111, Giardini Naxos (Messina). Tel 0942-511 49. Puppets Piero Scalisi, Via Federico De Maria 30, Palermo. Tel 091-488 898. Vincenzo Argento, Corso Vittorio Emanuele 445, Palermo. Tel 091-661 36 80. Pastry Shop Alba, Piazza San Giovanni Bosco 7d, Palermo. Tel 091-309 016. Antica Dolceria [...]

Travel Information

Airline Information Air One (Italy) Tel 199-207 080. www.flyairone.it Alitalia (UK) Tel 0870 544 82 59.  www.alitalia.co.uk Alitalia (US) Tel 800-223 5730.  www.alitaliausa.com Alpieagles (Italy) Tel 899-500 058.  www.alpieagles.com American Airlines (US) Tel 800-433 73 00.  www.aa.com British Airways (UK) Tel 0870-850 98 50.  www.britishairways.com Continental (US) Tel 800-231 08 56.  www.continental.com Delta Airlines (US) Tel 800-241 41 41.  www.delta.com Meridiana (Italy) Tel 199-111 333.  www.meridiana.it Ryanair (UK) Tel 0871 246 00 00. 899-678 910 (Italy).  www.ryanair.com Volare/Air Europe Tel 199-414 500.  www.volareweb.com Airports Catania Fontanarossa Tel 095-405 05.  www.aeroporto.catania.it Lampedusa Tel 0922-971 548. Palermo Falcone Borsellino Tel 091-702 01 [...]