Nestled between the slope of Mount Etna and the majestic Mediterranean Sea is where we enjoy the Sicilian Simplicity
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Nostra Vendemmia 2007
A years work in the fields has come to an end again. To be honest, someone else’s hard work has ended, Antonello’s father to be exact. Sunday morning, the family all gathered to make the vendemmia, the collecting of the grapes. Throughout the year, each family enjoys the homemade wine this harvest provides. The grapes are broken through this grinder to let out all their juices. Soon they will be pressed, separating the juice from the pulp and stems, leaving the juice to start its fermentation. We will wait for November for when we taste this must that has changed into a thin wine. Hmm, child labor? :)
I have been carried away to a world that stops to taste the sweetness of the land, and admire all the treasures that their rich black soil provides. Now my journey begins as we enjoy the simple pleasures of the life! We came from different worlds, spoke different languages, but that didn’t stop us. We have our home in Sicily, and many adventures await us. Sicilia is our home!
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Towns around Mt. Etna
Take a trip around Mt.Etna and visit all the small towns along the way here. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the Ferrovia Circumetnea Train that travels around Mt. Etna.