Ciau - Hello in Sicilian
Ciau is a common greeting in Sicilian. We present to you some interesting information about Sicily.
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Sicilian is a Romance language that is spoken on the island of Sicily and its satellite islands.
Here we will share some incredible facts about Sicily, the largest Mediterranean island,
Sicily’s volcanic soil and Meditteranean climate make it ideal for growing wine grapes, and the island is home to several wine regions, most notably Mount Etna, Noto, Faro, and Vittoria.
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Fun fact: Sicilian breakfasts often include ice cream! Sicilians eat brioche con gelato for breakfast, an ice-cream sandwich.
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Sicilian cuisine is full of surprises, refreshing flavours and heavily focused on fish. Some of the Sicilian delicacies are Pane con Panelle, Sicilian Street food; Pane Cunzato, open top sandwich; Arancini, deep-fried rice balls; Caponata, a typical Sicilian antipasto; Busiate alla Trapanese, a vegetarian pasta dish; Spaghetti with Capers, Parmigiana di Melanzane, Pasta alla Norma, Pasta Chi Vruoccoli Arriminata, Cannoli, Cassata, Frutta Martorana, Granita, Malvasia Wine, Digestivo.
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Sicily is full of brilliant places from beaches to temples to the active volcano. Some of the tourist hotspots are The Cathedral of Monreale, The Valley of Temples in Agrigento, Cappella Palatina, La Martorana, Eastern Temples at Selinunte, Villa Romana del Casale, Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Palermo Archaeological Museum, Cefalù Cathedral, Taormina's Townscape, and Greek Theater.
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Throughout the year, people celebrate something or the other across the island. Those festivals give people opportunities to get in touch with the Sicilian culture and traditions. Here are some amazing festivals on Sicily that you can take part on Sagra del Mandorlo in fiore (Almond-blossom Festival), Martedi Grasso (Carnival), Infiorata, International Festival of the Arts, Festa di St. Rosalia, Festa del Santo Salvatore, Madonna della Luce, Renaissance Music Festival, Sagra del Miele (Honey Festival).
Hope you like it, if you know any other fascinating facts about Sicily, let us all know!