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Trinacria , from the old Greek Θρινακία, was the original name of Sicily dating back to the Hellenic colonization. It’s also possible to find Homer, in the Odyssey, alluding to the shape of Sicily, using the term Thrinakie, which comes from thrinax (three peaks).

This name was probably adopted because of the trident form of the island representative of a medusa with three legs like the mythological creature “Gorgone”, which brings to mind the three different promontories of the island: cape Lilibeo (the north-west point close to Marsala), cape Passero (the south point near Siracusa) and cape Peloro (the north one close to Messina). 

From the head of the jellyfish you will normally observe her hair intertwined with serpents and ears of wheat as an emblem of abundance and fertility. 
Now it is also usual to recognize this symbol in the Sicilian flag to identify themselves in their ancient history.

In Sicily today you will discover a land full of history, rich in archeological sites and, if you are a wine lover, you will have the opportunity to taste really high-quality wine surrounded by an amazing landscape full of Greek ruins.

Quality wine

In fact the island has an old and strong tradition of producing almost nineteen different types of wine defined by a denomination of origin (DOC) as a guarantee of good quality. 
Of course they have benefited greatly from the weather conditions, warm temperature, the sea breeze and the hilly countryside.

All these decisive factors create a perfect spot for Sicily to become the island of wine and to show us a centuries-old vocation for viticulture that can trace its roots back to the Greek time in the eighth century B.C. As you can find out from  Hellenic literature, wine was given a mystical dimension alluding to the devotion of their god Dionýsios.
Since that period Sicily’s relationship with wine has increased and become famous all over the world.

So wine has been prized there as a pleasurable cultural heritage and elevated to cult status by committed wine-growers, that’s why installations also reveal the particular art of creating wine.

Multiple award-winning estates such as De Bartoli, Donna Fugata and Florio maintain this noble reputation. They always embrace the principle of pressing wine typical of their region with a clearly-defined and original taste, and their vineyards always welcome visitors

The delicious odour of freshly-pressed grapes accompanies your walking tour, and if you want to enjoy more than the smells you can visit many of the wine-makers, either in their cellars or on their estates.

Actually in this wine-making region the aspect that fascinates wine-lovers is the variety in such a small area: native grape varieties as Grillo, and Nero D’avola, Syrah, Malvasia, Grecanico and Zibbibo flourish and grow there and contribute to give to their red, white and sweet wine a special taste. 

The most famous DOC in Sicilia like Marsala, Pantelleria and Lipari, are also well-known because of their typical liqueur called Marsala, Passito di Pantelleria and Zibbibo which are produced in different places close to amazing beaches enjoyable during the summer time.

Toscana

The region considered the cradle of the modern Italian language influenced by native writers and poets like Dante, Petralca and Boccaccio with their thirteenth century literature.

It’s an Interesting place for visitors loving and looking for culture, art, gastronomy and beautiful landscape to enjoy staying in their famous agritourism not far from Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscan region.

We kindly invite you to see Florence, the center of Italian Renaissance, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy that has managed to preserve its charm for centuries.  
The city, world capital of art, conserved all the attractions of its rich history by collecting alone 25% of the world’s works of art in the world and 50% of Italy’s.  Few places in the world can be as proud to have generated so many geniuses: Giotto, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Dante, Machiavelli.

Toscana is also full of small medieval villages like Lucca, Siena and Viareggio, which is also famous for his traditional way of celebrating carnival with a long parade around the town full of singular and artisanal masks.

Finally If you prefer traveling during the summer time you can discover amazing sites on the coast. The interesting point is the variety of its landscape, for example if you prefer a full immersion in primitive nature we suggest visiting the south of the region specially l’ Argentario, la Maremma or the Tuscan Arcipelago.



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