October in Sicily means harvest festivals and sagras celebrating the abundance of the season. Each Sunday of this month in the town of Zafferana Etnea, pictured, on the east slope of Etna, they host the 40th edition of Ottobrata Zafferanese, a culture and food festival celebrating the typical products of the volcanic region. Each Sunday features a different product, such as the honey that Zafferana Etnea is famous for, porcini mushrooms, which are abundant and in season now, and more. Live music, craft making demonstrations, tastings, and community all await in the center of town, at this spot.
Next October, we’ll be starting our Savoring Sicily tour with this feast! The full itinerary, from October 12 to 24, 2019 will be available in the days ahead. I hope you’ll join me!