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  • Food and Wine Souvenirs

    Food and wine souvenirs are almost endless in Sicily. The most interesting places to shop are the markets and sometimes even local people's homes. The Aeolian Islands, along with Syracuse, Taormina and Cefalu, have a considerable number of excellent gourmet delis and wine shops. And believe me, you just can't resist buying some of those delicious...

  • Pasta

    Pasta comes in all shapes and sizes here. They are great to accompany other food purchases such as the olive oil and the bottle of wine. When returning home to the US, the agricultural inspector had not problem with bringing food of this type back into the country, likely because it is well packaged. If you are in Silicia, be sure to eat some...

  • Wine

    Italy produces some of the world's best wines and they do have a great variety to choose from. I bought my mom a botle of wine here that was grown from the volcanic soils of Mt. Etna, thus the "Russo Etna" on the label. These make great gifts, although be sure to check your home country's customs policies concerning how much alcohol you can bring...

  • Olive Oil

    Italy is especially famous for olive oil, and there is a good chance that the olive oil for sale in your local store was imported from this country. Sicilia has a countless variety of olive oils that can be purchased. They make excellent gifts for your friends and family members who enjoy cooking. Of course, do not forget to save some for...

  • For Fresh Flowers

    While in Siracusa, Allan and I did a great deal of walking all around the city to pick up the "flavor" of the people, the culture, and the ambience.Siracusa is quite a large city, but it has the feel of a much smaller place. I think that we felt that way because the people were so friendly and welcoming and because there were outdoor markets all...

  • The ceramic of Caltagirone

    Many shops of craft industry and a co-operative. In all Italy, the ceramics of Caltagirone is known! One can buy plates, mirrors, frameworks... The prices vary according to the artist and from the size of the object, but in general it is rather expensive.

  • Coral art

    In this jewellery, it is possible to order all kinds of creation in caral, for a good price: rings, bracelets, collars... the prices vary according to the sizes, for a little ring : 60$

  • Frutta Martorana

    "Frutta di Martorana" also called "royal pasta " are almond marzipan pastries colored and shaped to resemble real fruit. The Martorana fruit takes its name from the old norman Style Convent of the Martorana in Palermo. It seems that the nuns of the convent were the first able to prepare such delicious thinghs!

  • Nothing has a real price

    The problem with the shops and markets in sicily is that nothing has a real price, make sure you dont get riped off, im sicilian and i get riped off ALSO!! when i go over their to see my make sure you know the right price, if you feel like it argue back becuse that usual scares them. Cheap WatchesClothesFresh fruit (which i recomend if...

  • Typical Sicilian Fare

    Anything produced in Sicily is a good buy.- Olive Oil- Olives- Oranges- Lemons- Pistachios- AlmondsThere are a huge variery of things made with the above items of which you should try then buy. I loved the Dolci di Mandorle - small sweet almond cakes. You will also see a lot of almond paste moulded into fruit, vegetables and even fish. It looks...

  • Markets in the Mediterranean

    Nothing quite like rocking up to a town to discover the market day is in full flourish.Clothing, fruit & veg, shoes, groceries, flowers et al., it's all there and it's usually cheap and there's a bustling atmosphere and a feeling that you're bargain hunting and, let's face it, you are.In a couple of hours we bought clothes, food and sundry items...

  • Aeolian Islands: malvasia wine

    The sweet dessert wine malvasia is sold in every shop: from souvenir shop (in fancy bottles) to supermarkets (in less fancy but significantly cheaper bottles).Guy the Maupassant described this way: it tastes like sulphur's syrup: it's the true volcano's wine: thick, sweet, golden, and with a light sulphuric taste that will stay with you for long. A...

  • Lipari: wonderful ceramics and vases

    It's a tiny shop of a local gifted artist: he makes wonderful ceramics and then paints them in bright colours and geometrical designs. There are many shops selling ceramics all over Lipari, but Stefano's the best one of the lot artistically hand-painted vases, plates and ashtrays about 8 euros for an ashtray, and 15 for a little vase

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