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Let the sun shine in! Join us for our Myths & Mysteries of Sicily May 2018 tour! Details at https://experiencesicily.com/myths-mysteries/ Our May 2018 Sicily Tour During Myths & Mysteries of Sicily, you’ll explore off-the-beaten path towns, interact with locals, immerse yourself in Sicilian culture and ancient history, and explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The month…

Baskets for Heaven 

Sheep herding and cheese making has been part of life in Sicily for centuries. The baskets pictured were used for making, molding, and aging sheep milk cheeses such as pecorino, primo sale, and ricotta before modern health codes required plastic imitations to be adopted. 

The craft of basket weaving has been practiced in Sicily for centuries. The warm climate of the island is ideal for the dwarf fan palm tree that bears leaves exploited for making many styles and sizes of baskets. #experiencesicily #sicily #sicilia #sizilien #siciliabedda #italy #italia #italien #sicilytourism #sicily_tourism #sicilytravel #sicily_travel #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #igerssicilia…

Ricotta salata cheese is made from sheep’s milk. It is made from the milk whey left over from the production of other cheese, like Pecorino Siciliano, in this case. Here, it is in the form of fresh ricotta, set in baskets to age into a salty bliss. #cheese #formaggio #ricotta #sheep #pecore #baskets #cestini #sicily…

In Sicily, these hand-crafted baskets are used for carrying olives, almonds, grapes, and snails, among other things. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #baskets #cestini