destination sizilien

DESTINATION SIZILIEN Sizilien ist die größte Insel Italiens. Sie ist durch die Straße von Messina vom Festland getrennt und wird vom Ionischen, vom Tyrrhenischen und dem Mittelmeer umspült. Eine der Perlen Süditaliens, die es zu entdecken und zu erleben gilt, durch das vielfältige Angebot an Reiserouten, auf denen man ganz nach Lust und Laune die Natur, Geschichte und Tradition der Insel kennen lernen kann. Sizilien ist mit allen Vorzügen der Natur gesegnet: es gibt Berge, Hügel und vor allem das Meer, das mit seinen unglaublichen Farben, seinen klaren Fluten und seinem herrlichen Meeresgrund, Sizilien zu einer der schönsten Inseln der Erde macht. Das Mittelmeer bietet in dieser Region einzigartige Landschaften, Dufte und kulinarische Erfahrungen, die nur eine unberührte Natur schenken kann. Allein die kleinen vorgelagerten Liparischen, Ägadischen und Pelagischen Inseln sowie Pantelleria und Ustica, die von der Schönheit ihrer Landschaft und deren besonderen Natur, Tradition, Kunst und Geschichte gekennzeichnet sind. Und vergessen wir nicht die eindrucksvollen Vulkane, die zum Teil noch Aktiv sind, wie z.B. der Etna und der Stromboli. Der Zauber wird außerdem durch zahlreiche archäologische Funde bereichert, die vom antiken Ursprung Trinakrias (so der alte Name Siziliens) zeugen sowie durch die vielen Monumenten, die von einer Kunst und […]

sicilian parks

The great Sicilian parks Regional parks are now an efficient reality both for the protection of delicate ecosystems and for the tourist, sports and educational enhancement of mountain areas. The Sicilians parks are four in order of establishment: the Park of Etna (Catania), the Madonie (Palermo), the Nebrodi (Catania, Enna and Messina) and, last born, the Fluvial Park of Alcantara (Messina and Catania). The latter is certainly a natural system of almost primitive beauty, where the landscape is shaped by the encounter between water and fire, with the river that digs and meets the hot lava, creating great stone architectures: gorges, polished walls, water jumps, smooth and square stone blocks. If Alcantara is characterized by river vegetation (with the eastern platano and the white willow, endemic species along the shores, a few meters from the water, mix with citrus and fichidindia), the Etna Park, with its orography marked by lava eruptions, is a true botanical garden. The large active volcano – with its 3,300 meters is the highest in Europe – features the northern slope covered by a thick snow cover for most of winter, and large birch or beech forests paint an unusual northern landscape not far from the […]

Essen und Trinken auf Sizilien

Essen & Trinken auf Sizilien Die Küche auf Sizilien spiegelt die vielen Einflüsse der verschiedenen Kulturen wider, die ihre Spuren nicht nur auf der Insel, sondern auch in der Kochkunst hinterlassen haben. In Italien gehört die sizilianische Küche zu den ältesten und vielseitigsten Regionalküchen. Facettenreich und vor allem lecker präsentieren die Sizilianer ihre Speisen aus frischen Produkten aus inseleigenem Anbau oder eigener Viehhaltung. In den Küstengebieten gibt es hingegen Fisch in den verschiedensten Variationen – gegrillt, gebraten oder gefüllt! Typische Vorspeise sind kleine gefüllte Reisbällchen (“Arancini”) oder “Sfincione”, eine Art Pizza aus Brotteig. Eine Spezialität aus Palermo ist “Pasta con le sarde”, ein sündhaft gutes Nudelgericht mit Sardinen. Und für die ländlichen Gegenden ist der “Farsu magru”, ein reichhaltig gefüllter Rollbraten, das Aushängeschild! Eine besondere Rolle spielen auf Sizilien Süßwaren, deren Rezepte oft aus arabischer Zeit stammen: Von Früchten aus Marzipan (“Frutta martorana”), mit Ricottacreme gefüllte Teigrollen (“Cannoli”) bis hin zu farbenfroh dekorierte Torten (“Cassata”) – das Angebot ist vielfältig und lädt zum Schlemmen und Genießen ein. Zu den Hauptmahlzeiten trinkt man meist Wein. Seit der griechischen Kolonialisierung im 8. Jahrhundert v. Chr. werden die fruchtbaren Böden und das Klima auf Sizilien für den Weinanbau genutzt. Die Rotweine sind kräftig […]

Palermo and Monreale, over 2000 years of history in Sicily

PALERMO AND MONREALE Palermo, founded by the Phoenicians with the name Ziz ‘flower’ – developed enormously under the Arabs and then under the Normans and Hohenstaufens, so much so that most of its most prestigious monuments were built in those periods. The city formed along the main street, the “Cassaro” (now Corso Vittorio Emanuele), intersected from the sixteenth century on by via Maqueda. Along these streets and the side streets there are splendid patrician mansions and many of the main monuments: the Royal Palace with the Palace Chapel, the Cathedral, the “Martorana” church, Piazza Pretoria, Palazzo Steri to mention just a few. Monreale City of Kings, Bishops, Artists and Poets, Even though its territory is not as wide and varied as the history through which it has passed, it is among the most precious of the jewels making up the immense cultural heritage of Sicily. No matter how long it takes for chronicles to becomes history, in Monreale time has continously accumulated every day fragments which have also become history. THE ORIGINS OF MONREALE Monreale has a historical peculiarity of great importance: that of being a city, now with 25.000 inhabitants, which grew up around an immense and wonderful cathedral. […]

Sicily skiing on an active volcano: ETNA!

There are a lot of ways to enjoy Mt. Etna, but one of the most surprising is skiing on it. While Europe’s largest active volcano is commonly known for its role in Greek mythology and unpredictable eruptions, few realize it has ski resorts, too. Sure, Mount Etna’s slopes may not be as expansive and exciting as those in northern Italy. But skiing on a volcano, with a view of the sea, makes this the most unique experience of skiing in Italy. There are two distinct ski areas on Mount Etna. The southern one ends in Nicolosi, known here as Mount Etna Nicolosi. It covers more ground and is slightly higher with more vertical pistes than the northern resort. There are 4 lifts to service 14 groomed trails. The northern resort is Piano Provenzana above the village of Linguaglossa. The terrain is suitable for all levels and offers both alpine and downhill slopes. The trails tend to be very smooth, thanks to the volcano’s settled lava! Better yet, crowds tend to be small, and at about 25 euro per day, ski passes cost much less than those in the north. The nearest airport to Mount Etna Nicolosi is Catania.  
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Destination Sicily at EIBTM 2015 – Stand B50

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Destination Sicily at EIBTM 2014 – Stand C65 shared with Regione Sicilia – Assessorato Turismo, Sport e Spettacolo.

EIBTM is the place to grow your business in the meetings, events, conference, incentives and business travel industry. Through highly-targeted introductions, EIBTM brings you face-to-face with the right people in the right organisations, to build relations, develop your business and expand your knowledge. EIBTM attracts over 15,000 industry professionals to Barcelona every year. Our unique Hosted Buyer Programme and exciting Exhibitors bring global business under one roof for a busy three days. By attending EIBTM, participants efficiently and effectively gain immediate competitive advantage for their business and keep abreast with the latest developments in the Meetings industry. We are here.