Adventure Guide to Sicily by Joanne Lane

By Joanne Lane

There arent many locations on the planet you could ski after which hit the seashore afterwards for a clean dip see Greek, Roman, Etruscan, medieval and Arabic structure all within the similar city and meet a number of the friendliest humans on this planet. The richness in tradition is tested within the theater, cinema and artwork chanced on in every single place.

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By Joanne Lane

There arent many locations on the planet you could ski after which hit the seashore afterwards for a clean dip see Greek, Roman, Etruscan, medieval and Arabic structure all within the similar city and meet a number of the friendliest humans on this planet. The richness in tradition is tested within the theater, cinema and artwork chanced on in every single place.

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Milza (veal spleen) sandwiches are a local delicacy but not necessarily to everyone’s taste. Introduction Meat Dishes Veal cutlet (Galen R Frysinger) Drinks Café (coffee) is popular in Sicily, as in all of Italy, with the usual varieties such as cappuccino, macchiato, café latte and so on. Try café corretto for something different – coffee served with a drop of alcohol. Iced tea mixed with lemon (té freddo) is a common drink in summer and excellent for taking the heat off. Juices and water are commonly available but make sure you try the Sicilian specialty granita, a crushed ice-drink that comes in several flavors.

In any case, the manufacture of ice cream in many countries has been the re- 42 n Regional Food & Wine sult of Italian migration and Sicily is generally credited with being the home of such ices in the Western world. In Sicily the Greeks and Romans employed lumps of Etna’s snow to chill their wine, while the Arabs used it to chill their sarbat. The Italian word for sorbetto and the English word sherbert come from these sweet fruit syrups the Arabs drank diluted with ice water. Granita is a development of this.

Places that allow you to cook your own food are a good option as there are plenty of markets around to pick up produce. The key shown here indiDINING PRICE CHART cates the cost of meals. The Price per person for an entrée, pricing scale is for a typical including house wine. Sicilian meal, including the i Up to i12 purchase of house wine, water and a first and second ii i13-i25 plate. iii i26-i35 If you’re eating out, make iiii Over i35 sure you check the fine print on menus before you sit down.

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