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G7 in Taormina: tourist information

G7 in Taormina: tourist information


May 26 - 27, 2017 the G7 summit will take place in Taormina. The 43rd meeting of the G7 will be of great political significance, since this will be the first summit with the participation of the new US president. In addition, the event will be held after the elections in France and before the elections in Germany.

Taormina was chosen as the venue for its exceptional beauty, rich cultural and historical heritage, and also to draw public attention to the current migration issues.

The heads of seven states will arrive: Italy, Germany, France, Great Britain, Canada, USA and Japan, as well as the chairman of the Council of the European Union and more than 20 thousand members of delegations, diplomats and journalists. Guests will be accommodated in four- and five-star hotels in the center of Taormina and Giardini Naxos. So, for Donald Trump and his delegation, one of the finest hotels in Taormina - Grand Hotel Timeo, the oldest hotel in the town - has been booked.

To ensure security, the access to the center of Taormina will be totally forbidden to non-residents from 22 to 27 May, with the exception of those previously provided with a special pass. The boundaries of the high level security zone (the so-called "red zone") will pass from Porta Messina, Via Costantino Patricio, Via Leonardo da Vinci, Via Apollo Arcageta, Via Pietro Rizzo, Via Roma, Via Bacnoli Groce, Via Pirandello, closing the circle at Porta Messina .

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Marzamemi

Marzamemi


Marzamemi is an ancient fishing village on the southeast coast of Sicily, founded by the Arabs in the far 10th century. For many centuries the main business of the town was tuna production. Here were some of the largest fish smokehouses - the so-called "tonnars".

Marzamemi is located in Pachino, the famous agrarian region of Sicily, where, in particular, they grow the best tomatoes on the island. Local landscapes are not inferior to the well-known Tuscan. The journey from Syracuse to Marzamemi is a real pleasure for the gaze: at each turn, the breathtaking panoramas of the numerous citrus plantations, grapes and olives are adorable. Here and there you can see pointers to picturesque agro-farms and superb wineries.

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Travel to Sicily with Children

Travel to Sicily with Children


The Best Activities for Kids in Sicily

If you are thinking where to go for a vacation with children, Sicily is the best choice. Beautiful beaches, clear sea, great weather, delicious fresh food, friendly locals, relaxed atmosphere, rich history and culture, lots of attractions and interesting activities - all this makes Sicily the best place to travel for families with kids.

We have compiled for you a list of places that would be of interest not only to you but also to little travellers.

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What to Eat and Drink in Sicily

What to Eat and Drink in Sicily


Sicily is an absolute paradise for all food lovers. Thanks to fertile soil and perfect climate, the island became the granary of the Roman Empire. Numerous cultures who came to Sicily for over 2000 years, have left here their traces, that have blended to the unique mix. Culinary tradition draws on dishes from the ancient Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Spaniards.

Sicilian cuisine is reach, colorful and very tasty. We have chosen for you several original dishes and drinks that one must taste in Sicily.

Arancini

Pride of Sicilian cuisine - "oranges" - fried rice balls, stuffed with meat, tomato sauce, cheese and green peas. Other products also can be used as a filling. There are also vegetarian arancini.

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Original recipe from Sicilian chef - Risotto with porcini and bacon

Risotto with porcini and bacon - original recipe from Sicilian chef


In Sicily, we have a mushroom season in full swing. This weekend, we went to the mountains and picked excellent porcini. Our wonderful Vincenzo, one of the best chefs in Sicily, prepared the superb risotto with porcini and bacon. We share with you this original recipe.

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10 words to learn before the trip to Sicily

10 Words to Learn Before the Trip to Sicily


The Sicilian dialect is so original and authentic, that one never can confuse it with any other Italian dialect. Like everything else on the island (architecture, cuisine, art, etc.), it reflects the strong influence of neighboring cultures - Arab, Greek and others.

 

We have selected for you 10 the most popular Sicilian words that a traveler should learn before the trip to Sicily. Sicilians can form 50% of a sentence using just these 10 words.

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Best Time to Go to Sicily

Best Time to Go to Sicily


What is the best time of year to come to Sicily? Our answer is always the same - any! Warm sun shines on the island 330 days a year, you can sunbathe even in January, and swim till the beginning of November. Sicily has mild subtropical climate, the temperature in winter rarely drops below +10 Celsius, and in summer does not exceed +40 Celsius. Therefore you can rest in Sicily all year round. However, each month has its own characteristics.

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Pasta with Sardines

Pasta with Sardines


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The best beaches in Sicily

The Best Beaches in Sicily


Sicilly. One of the most beautiful islands in Europe. The coastline of Sicily and small islands nearby offers beaches for every taste: lively and solitary, sandy and shingly, and even beaches of black volcanic sand. In this post, we selected the best of them.

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Types of pasta

52 Types of Italian Pasta


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Sicilian Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma


Pasta alla norma is one of the most famous Sicilian recipes in the world. Every Sicilian knows its elegant traditional taste. It is supposedly named for the opera Norma by Vincenzo Bellini. According to the legend, a famous Italian writer Nino Martoglo tried this dish at a restaurant in Catania, and exclaimed: "Norma!". He liked this splendid taste so much that compared it to the well-known opera. Pasta alla norma is a true masterpiece of Sicilian cuisine, and the recipe is very easy.

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Sicilian Cheeses

Sicilian Cheeses


We dedicate this post to the famous Sicilian cheeses. 28 traditional Sicilian cheeses, other 28 reasons to visit this amazing island. Come to Sicily and have a delicious holiday!

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Sicily in cinema

50 Films Taking Place in Sicily


We have selected for you 50 films taking place in Sicily. In this post, we blended our two main passions – Sicily and cinema. 50 films set in Sicily, 50 different stories, and 50 reasons to visit this amazing island. 

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