Thursday, January 10, 2008
Christmas in Sicily
My husband, Don, came over to Malta for Christmas. We had a great time visiting spots in Malta and visiting Sicily over Christmas. Don and I had enjoyed a visit to Bologna, Italy while on a Society for Industrial Archeology study tour, so we were excited to see what Sicily was like. We were not disappointed by this part of Italy. Amazing. Go.
We decided to stay at the Mandranova Farmhouse, about 30 km from Agrigento. Our host/owners were Sylvia and Guiseppi--and their two college sons and a pair of their friends. They have created a wonderful spot for sojourners to Sicily. Sylvia refuses to call herself a chef--she says she's a cook--but her dinners...my oh my. I think we will be hard pressed to find better food in all of Italy. So, here are some pictures of the farmhouse and views from the large front terrace and one of the two of us at dinner. The Mandranova is a working olive farm. [They also have award-winning olive oils!]. Yes, we had rain, but nicer weather followed.