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Historical trains of taste in Sicily

An initiative that connects Sicily through the trains of taste

On April 27th the first train of the project called “Historical trains of taste” will depart, carried out by the Department of Tourism of the Region Sicily in collaboration with the FS Foundation and Slow Food Sicily, which involves 87 municipalities.

Historical train of taste in Sicily
An historical train in Sicily

Taste from Syracuse to Palermo

The first stage of this itinerary will be Syracuse. Dedicated to the “sweets of the holidays” will stop in Noto, isola delle Correnti, Oasis of Vendicari and Ispica. It will focus its attention on the gastronomjic traditions of the territory of Syracuse, focusing on those basic materials that are difficult to find elsewhere.
The train of Sfincione and fruit in winter” will be the last stop in Palermo, Bagheria and Cefalù, in the middle of of other unmissable stops that touch the location of important Sicilian events such as Chocomodica and Salina Island Slow.

The main objective of the project is to “tell the story of Sicily” through its most evocative flavours and places. It is aimed at more and more aware and sensitive tourists who can directly know places and methods of production as well as cultures and traditions that are getting lost.
Important new feature of the 2019 edition are the itineraries dedicated to islands such as Mozia, Favignana, Lipari, Salina: the “waterways” that allow you to discover true nature of Sicily as an “Island between the Islands“.

The stops of taste in the lands of Etna

The Alcantara Valley will also be part of the 52 itineraries scheduled: the municipalities involved are Francavilla di Sicilia, Castiglione di Sicilia, Motta Camastra with its Alcantara Gorges, Randazzo and Giardini Naxos.
if you have the opportunity we recommend you to participate in all the routes, but if you can’t we recommend you to not miss the following stages, strongly linked to Etna and its territory:
July 14th Train of Etna fruit and honey from Mounts Iblei
July 20th Train of Etna fruit
August 11th Train for sweets and citrus fruits along the Ionian coast
August 18th Train of the fruit of Etna and jams of Autumn
September 14th Bronte pistachio Train and Etna fruit
September 28th and 29th Train of the products of the Etnean lands at the beginning of autumn.

For any other destination that is not scheduled in this program contact our partner Sicily Day By Day and ask for a private tour!