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It’s Nero d’Avola But Not As You Know It - Tasting The Tenuta di Fessina ERO 2013...

Tenuta di Fessina is an winemaking project which took shape based on Silvia Maestrelli’s love of the land. In 2007, with the help of winemaker Federico Curtaz, who had worked as Gaja’s agronomist for twenty years, the Tuscan wine producer purchased an old vineyard of Nerello Mascalese grapes dating back to the past century. 316 more words

Aci and Galatea, the legend of love

Photographer: phSicily


The legend tells of Polyphemus, cyclops who lived in the volcano, irretrievably in love with the young Galatea. The beautiful nymph was one of the fifty nymphs of the sea, the Nereids, daughters of the marine deities Doris and Nereus. 293 more words


Stage 12: Naples - Catania

So here I was, just outside Naples, ready for the final stage. Due to certain circumstances fate decided for me that I was to leave around 3 PM. 564 more words

From Uppsala To Catania



Mt Etna’s snowy slopes

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Taormina, city of the Sicels

photographer: phSicily


Taormina, was inhabited since the Archaic period, by the Siculi and by the inhabitants of “Zancle”; in 403 BC it was the scene of further immigration from nearby Naxos, destroyed by Dionisio, tyrant of Syracuse. 170 more words


The greatness of Nerello Mascalese - 2014 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso

It’s a rare thing to come across a wine as wonderful as this. Perhaps it’s even more rare then that this is a producer’s ‘base’ 661 more words

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