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)
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.
Agrigento’s Almond Blossom Festival
Agrigento has been abuzz in celebration of the annual arrival of the almond blossoms. 2016 is the 71st year that the city, famous for its Valley of the Temples UNESCO World Heritage Site, has held a variety of events recognizing the merits of the almond, the principal crop of the region. Among the events of…