The almond blossoms are starting to bloom in Agrigento province. This one I photographed two days ago in the Sicani Mountains north of Agrigento. Soon the hillsides of southern Sicily will be painted white! It’s a beautiful season to be here.
Almond Trees Dance On Sicily’s Hillsides In February
The hillsides of Sicily are currently laced with white, as almond trees are flowering throughout the southern provinces of the island. February is a stunning time to visit Sicily. (Racalmuto, Agrigento Province)
Time To Shake The Trees
The almond harvest is underway in Agrigento Province (Photo Credit: Pierfilippo Spoto of Val di Kam)
Sicily Is Blooming
Today marks the start of the 73rd Sagra del Mandorlo (Almond Blossom Festival) in Agrigento. Thanks to my cousin Filippo Buttitta for this photo, taken in 2016.
A Treasure Chest of Marzipan from Sicily
A colleague from Acireale, Sicily visited me this weekend and brought me a box of “paste di mandorla” from his local pasticceria, O. Condorelli … i.e., marzipan pastries from Sicily from a pastry chef that specializes in making marzipan. What you see here is only half of what was in this box on Sunday morning….
Fresh Almonds in Palermo
Fresh almonds at Palmermo’s ancient Il Capo street market.
Depending on the town you are in, Sicily’s most famous dessert cannoli are dressed differently. These seen in Ragusa are donned with pistachios and almonds. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph #ragusa #cannolo #cannoli #pistachio #almond #pistacchio #mandorle #dessert #sweets