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Gangi – The Medieval art town on a golden hill

Gangi is the old Greek name of Sicily. A mountain town with Norman origins situated 1000 m.a.s.l. with 6100 inhabitants. Named themselves “The town of arts”. Tricky roads to drive too, but offers stunning views and originality. Here I also found a local tambourine shop still making tambourines the traditional way from goat skin.

Chocolate Feast in Piedimonte Etneo

Sicilians loves food and takes every occasion to celebrate and eat it. Last weekend a Chocolate Feast was organized in Piedimonte Etneo, a cute mountain town by the foot of Etna. Of course we went there to eat lots of hand made chocolate and watched how the typical sicilian speciality Torrone was done.

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Sicilianare ?lskar mat och tar varje tillf?lle att fira och ?ta den. F?rra helgen anordnades en choklad feast i Piedimonte Etneo, en mysig bergsstad vid foten av Etna. Naturligtvis ?kte vi dit f?r att ?ta massor av handgjord choklad och s?g hur den typiska sicilianska specialiteten Torrone gjordes.

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Tuna Party at Tonnara di Bonagia

Sicily is filled with foods and it is a typical sicilian thing to celebrate all produce. We happened to find this tuna feast in Bonagia on the west coast just by passing by. These feasts are a collaboration between the municipality and local companies to create a food event where visitors eat typical local foods and drink local wine. The price is very low: we paid 14 euro for two!

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Sicilien ?r fylld med mat och det ?r en typisk siciliansk sak att fira allt som produceras. Vi r?kade hitta denna tonfisk h?gtid i Bonagia p? v?stkusten bara genom att passera byn. Dessa h?gtider ?r ett samarbete mellan kommunen och lokala f?retag f?r att skapa ett mat evenemang d?r bes?karna kan ?ta typiska lokala livsmedel och dricka lokalt vin. Priset ?r mycket l?gt: vi betalade 14 euro f?r tv?!
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Pic of The Week: A crowd in the piazza

Illuminated stairs in Caltagirone

In the end of July Caltagirone, Sicily’s ceramic city, celebrates their saint San Giacomo.The special thing during this feast is that they put hundreds of candles on the famous ceramic stair and lighten them to make a new art work for each time. New occasion is two days in the middle of August when the feast ends.
This is a very special thing to see.
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I slutet av juli i Caltagirone, Siciliens keramikstad, firas helgonet San Giacomo. Den speciella saken under denna h?gtid ?r att de s?tter hundratals av ljus p? den ber?mda keramiktrappan och t?nde dem f?r att g?ra ett nytt konstverk f?r varje g?ng. Nytt tillf?lle ?r tv? dagar i mitten av augusti n?r festen slutar.
Detta ?r en mycket speciell sak att se.

?Before all the candels are lightened
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Pic of The Week: Carretto Siciliano

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