Ricotta Cheesemaking in Sicily

Ricotta Cheesemaking in Sicily

by Esther Milne April 15, 2019

Ricotta cheese has played an important role in Italian food for hundreds of years and tradition says that it originated in Sicily from where its popularity spread throughout Italy. We visited an artisan cheesemaker in the province of Trapani in Western Sicily with one of our Harvest Tour groups and experienced the art of ricotta cheese making.

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Olive Oil Tasting In Sicily, Italy

Olive Oil Tasting In Sicily, Italy

by Esther Milne February 19, 2019

If you love true Extra Virgin Olive Oil, experiencing the olive harvest in Sicily and tasting the oil straight from the press, is a must for your bucket list.  From handpicking the olives in the morning ... to drinking the freshly pressed olive oil in the same afternoon, it's an experience you'll never forget. 
You will learn all the steps of growing, picking and pressing olives and you'll know what to look for in taste, acidity, color and texture of an olive oil and how to pair your olive oil with food.

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Is Sicily part of Italy?

Is Sicily part of Italy?

by Esther Milne February 19, 2019

Perhaps this question is asked so often due to the history of conquests of the island.  Here is a brief history of the Mediterranean Island that became part of Italy during the unification in 1861 and today is one of Italy's five autonomous regions.  

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What's The Best Way to Travel to Sicily?

What's The Best Way to Travel to Sicily?

by Esther Milne February 19, 2019

Small group touring is the best!  We started Papa Vince Harvest Tours a few years ago with a selection of our customers who wanted to combine a true Sicilian vacation with the olive harvest at our family orchards in Santa Ninfa.

Stefano & Vitina Feo, the friendly faces of Papa Vince USA will be your personal tour leaders.  With family roots in Sicily and a deep personal love of the island, they are passionate about giving you the most unforgettable vacation experience.  After one Papa Vince Harvest Tour, you are sure to want to return … and to convince your friends to come with you!

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What to see & do in Palermo, Sicily

What to see & do in Palermo, Sicily

by Esther Milne February 18, 2019

The ancient harbor city of Palermo is Sicily’s capital and Italy’s capital of culture in 2018 which explains why it’s worthy of a visit during your trip to Sicily.  Palermo has lived to tell the rich tale of the island’s history and the different people groups that conquered Sicily have left their impact on the capital’s architecture, art and culture.

Palermo is the very heart of Sicily and we know those who visit are sure to be captivated by its people, customs & unique charm.

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What to eat in Palermo #PalermoStreetFoodTour

What to eat in Palermo #PalermoStreetFoodTour

by Esther Milne February 18, 2019

Palermo is establishing itself as one of the great food cities of the world.  A place where you can experience the heart of the Sicilian culture as you set off on a culinary adventure and a place where you’ll never go hungry.  There are two great elements to Sicilian cuisine, whatever’s local and whatever’s in season and in order to eat like a Sicilian you have to venture out to one of the colorful street markets where the locals come to buy what’s arrived from the farms that morning.

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Erice - Sicily's Fairytale City

Erice - Sicily's Fairytale City

by Esther Milne February 18, 2019

If you're thinking of traveling to Sicily this year, make sure you add Erice to your itinerary.  Erice is Sicily's fairytale city with breathtaking views, pretty, ancient winding streets, central square with coffee shops or pasticceria serving mouthwatering pastries.

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