Homer's narration of Polyphemus unfolds on the slopes of Etna. The Riviera spreads out below it, with the coast transforming into hinterland and extending up toward the volcano near Acireale. Here, several small towns benefit from the extraordinary energy of two ancient elements: water (the sea) and fire (the magnificent Mount Etna). These energies are also the essential ingredients of the local handicrafts and traditions. The ardor and passion of this land can be found in the objects created from lava rock, in its traditional dances and even in its delicious and unique recipes.
Messina sits across the Strait of Messina that divides the region of Calabria
Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, separated from the Continent by the Strait of Messina and surrounded by the Ionian , the Tyrrhenian and the Mediterranean Seas. It is one of the pearls of Southern Italy and can be ...
Etna dominates the landscape and is ever-present in the inhabitants' lives here, even so far as to shape the tastes of the land. This active volcano and the Catania - a bustling marvel of a city on