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THE BRONTE PISTACHIO: THE GOLD OF SICILY

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Description

The green gold of Sicily

Bronte pistachioThe Bronte pistachio is a 100% Sicilian specialty, and one of Italy’s most famous and demanded as well.

Also known as green gold, Bronte pistachio is a true treasure.

In fact, on the slopes of Mount Etna there grow unique varieties. These are among the finest in the world, such as the Neapolitan and the White ones.

The pistachio DOP is grown only in Bronte, in the province of Catania.

The shape is elongated, the outer part is a bright purple colour, and the inner part is emerald green. The scent is delicate and the taste is persistent. These are the characteristics of the Bronte DOP green Pistachio, famous all over the world, since ancient times.

The Bronte culture and the cultivation of pistachio are closely linked. Only by deepening the knowledge about traditions of the small town in the province of Catania, is it possible to discover the secrets behind the cultivation of this fruit.

By seeing with one’s own eyes the efforts around its collection and production, it is possible to understand why it has become so valuable and requested.

The pistachio harvest takes place in September and to preserve the quality of the fruit, it only happens every other year.

The Bronte area produces about 1% of the world pistachio production and each tree grows about 20 kilograms every other year.

OUR ANYWAYS.EXPERIENCE: THE BRONTE PISTACHIO FROM SICILY

During this experience dedicated to learning, to the tradition and the typical products of Sicily, you will take a real journey through history.

In this small town in the province of Catania, you will walk among the pistachio groves and discover the stories of today’s and former Bronte peasants.

This experience will not only be a visit, but a mix of emotions and memories.

During this tour on the Bronte pistachio of Sicily, an expert will accompany you through pistachio groves and through the production. He will explain all the different stages of harvesting and processing, revealing secrets and curiosities.

During the tour, you will taste the different typical pistachio products.

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Offer

The offer includes:

      • Welcome coffee at the Show Room and departure for the countryside
      • Visit to the pistachio groves with a guide that will provide information on the history of pistachio in Sicily and on the technical aspects of the harvest
      • Pistachio tasting
      • Visit of the company laboratory with explanation of the transformation of pistachio into finished product
      • A jar of pistachio cream (90gr) as a souvenir of the experience

Also, it is possible to book the following for an additional charge:
*lunch with full menu with local specialties and pistachio products
Please contact us for information about the price by sending an email to welcome@any-ways.com.

The experience is offered in English. For other languages please contact welcome@any-ways.com.

Transportation and transfers not included.

Information

WHERE: Sicily – Bronte (province of Catania)
The meeting point will be confirmed at the time of booking.

WHEN: every day except Sundays and public holidays

TIME: 10:30 am – about 6 hours

The experience is offered for up to 10 people. In case of groups, please contact welcome@any-ways.com .

We recommend sportswear, closed trekking or gym shoes. In summer, a sun hat is also recommended.

It’s not possible to know in advance the exact harvest days, as they are linked to unpredictable weather conditions.

For special needs or food intolerances please contact welcome@any-ways.com.

The images are examples of the proposed activity.

The tour should normally be booked at least a week in advance.

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