An ode to the almonds of Sicily

Sicily is the island of almonds. The Phoenicians brought them here many centuries ago and the Sicilians transformed them into unique cookies: there is no better place in the world where to taste, enjoy and learn about almonds.

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Gourmet Experiences
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Visit Marzipan, the first almond museum in Sicily, housing a permanent collection of over 200 varieties of the precious fruit. The museum is located close to the archaeological area of the Valley of the Temples, in Favara, a town well-known for the traditional Easter lamb cake made from almond paste.

Marzipan hosts a collection of Sicilian almonds, which is a great resource for the study of almonds and, in particular, the Sicilian varieties. The museum is located in a beautiful building that was once an almond factory, and it hosts antique tools used in the various stages of production, from the harvest to the culinary uses. Here, you will learn about the history of almonds and their properties. Almond sweet, marzipan, cubaita (Sicilian nougat), cakes…

Marzipan is also a Cooking School where guests can learn about the famous Sicilian cookies, how to prepare these delicacies and other traditional Sicilian dishes or enjoy a special dinner with a cooking show.

Highlights

  • Explore the Marzipan Museum
  • Discover the history and production processes of Sicilian almonds
  • Learn to prepare traditional Sicilian cookies
  • Special dinner with a cooking show

 

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