Posts Tagged ‘Piazza Armerina’

Choosing a restaurant in Sicily » Mediterranean Coast & Interior

AGRIGENTO Leon d’Oro Viale Emporium 102, San Leone, 92100 Tel 0922-414 400 On the road that links the Valleys of the Temples to the sea, this local favourite offers meat and fish dishes. The popular antipasti platter includes mussels with lemon liqueur and fava purèe. Those who need a break from seafood could try the fillet steak with capers and olives. About 300 types of wine from Sicily and beyond. Closed Mon; mid Oct-mid Nov. AGRIGENTO Trattoria del Pescatore Via Lungomare 20, Lido di San Leone, 92100 Tel 0922-414 342 Fish, and only fish, is on the menu at this [...]

Sicily from inside » 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 [...]