When we talk about Italy, most people know Italy is famous for pasta, pizza. However, there is a wonderful gem in Italy region called Sicily, located in southern Italy, Sicily is the largest Mediterranean island and constantly entices visitors around the world with its stunning diversity of landscapes. The island is blessed with strong sun energy, constant wind throughout the year, and their unique Sicilian Green Clay, where Dr. Ferraro founded Argital.
Sicily is also well-known for its cathedrals, vineyards, island beaches and incredible architecture. Some of the best-preserved Greek ruins outside of Greece are in Sicily. The Sicilian landscape is defined by rocky mountains, bays, beaches, cliffs, salt pans, woods, and numerous hills covered in grain, olive trees, and vineyards. On Sicily’s eastern edge is Mount Etna, one of Europe’s highest active volcanoes and is also an active stratovolcano. Its active activity, Sicily’s natural beauty contributes to the active energy of Sicilian Green Clay, which energizes and nourishes the skin. On top of that, Sicilians are also known to produce their wine, grow almonds, pistachios, olives, and citrus, and they dined on superb seafood.
Sicily’s famous cuisine you should try
Sicily has its own style of Italian cuisine, influenced by both its location and history. Pasta is served with a variety of ingredients, with each location specializing in a particular combination. Pasta con le sarde (Sicilian Pasta with Sardines), served with sardines alone or includes luscious, fragrant sauce made from onions, fennel, pine nuts, and raisins. Pasta alla Norma (Traditional Sicilian pasta) made with tomato, sauteed eggplant tossed, and salata ricotta (salted ricotta cheese) suitable for vegetarian dinner. Arancini (staple food and popular snacks) rice balls that are stuffed, coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried. Sicilians has a deep love interest on desserts are famous for its Cannoli (fried pastry tubes) filled with sweetened ricotta. A must try when visiting Sicily!
From left top: Pasta con le sarde By La Cucina Italiana and Arancini by Lukas Leaf / Meat Eater
From left bottom: Pasta alla Norma by Emily Hvalac and Cannoli by Nadia / Mangia Bedda website
Top places you must visit
Sicily is finally being discovered for its magical destination, which varies from wonderful island and beaches, mountains, active volcanoes, well-preserved archaeological sites from Greeks, Romans history to cathedrals, vineyards. Here are some of the best things to do when you’re visiting Sicily! The best time to explore Sicily is during March through June and October as it’s ideal, with less crowds, lots of festivals and mild weather.
Stunning beaches in Sicily
Top places a must visit is, beaches in Sicily, as the beaches are nestled in the Mediterranean Sea and followed by warm weather to explore and enjoy Sicily’s sandy beaches. One of them is located east of Palermo city, Cefalù beach,a popular beach with kayaking and swimming.
From left: Cefalù beach By Edoardo Oliva / Canva and Cefalu old town, Sicily, Italy | © Elisa Locci / Alamy Stock Photo
Bonus tip: If you enjoy the beach, here is a list of the most beautiful beaches in Sicily that you should visit.
San Vito Lo Capo Beach: This large sandy beach is ideal for families with children and is ideal for swimming or sunbathing!
Isola Bella: A small pebble beach with crystal clear water at Taormina’s foot. It’s ideal for snorkeling because there are so many small fish to see.
Scala dei Turchi: The most romantic beach in Sicily for sunset viewing. Turquoise water + limestone cliffs turning orange and pink = the ideal setting for a stunning scenery.
Historical Places you can visit
Interior of the Teatro (Theater) Massimo Vittorio Emanuele o / Canva
If you enjoy historical views, hop on to a wonderful city known for its wealth of historical buildings and monuments. Palermo city has numerous breathtaking cathedrals and palaces that must be seen and experienced. Recommended places to visit in Palermo are Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele, the third largest opera house in Europe, after Paris and Vienna. This architectural masterpiece is an opera house located on the Piazza Verdi, was built by Filippo and Ernesto Basile, who spent 20 years building it using local stone and marble. It is renowned for its perfect acoustics and holds over 1,300 seats.
Cathedral of Monreale / Canva
When visiting Sicily, one must visit the Cathedral and be immersed in its beauty. The 900-year-old Cathedral of Monreale, located not far from Palermo, is Sicily’s top medieval treasure. Its thousands of square meters of golden mosaics make it one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in existence. To give you an idea, they were made with 2200 kg of pure gold. Isn’t it fascinating?
Sicily’s nature to us
Sicily’s bucket list wouldn’t be complete without bringing your Argital’s Argiltubo for a perfect evening with a cup of tea while enjoying the scenery from your balcony. The Sicilian island landscape contributes to the activeness of green clay to nourishes and moisturizes the skin. Bring your Rugiada toner to experience the splash of Sicilian water as you dive into beautiful beaches, reminding us of Italy’s spring water’s greatness. Apply some Chamomile cream to your face or hands as a day cream to protect your skin while walking the Taormina stairwells and taking memorable photos and videos. Savor the aroma of chamomile cream.
Taormina stairwells by Emma Landhuis / Instagram
Sicily is the best place that holds an abundance of historical buildings, cathedrals, beautiful beaches, and delicious food. It is an ideal destination for 2023 to unwind and enjoy Sicily’s beautiful scenery. Let this year be a good year to start off with Argital.
Slow down with Argital and feel the Sicilian Green Clay all over your body.