How To Catch Olives

Yes, those are nets. He’s preparing them for the olive harvest. The farmers lay these nets on the ground below the olive trees and, if done in the traditional way with their hands and might, they shake the trees and with their fingers prompt the olives to fall to the ground, catching them in the…

Villa Cefalà

Villa Cefalà in Santa Flavia was built in 1778 as a mansion for a Sicilian noble family. It has recently been refurbished as an agriturismo or farm stay/inn. It looks out on to the Tyrrhenian Sea and is surrounded by the estate’s olive and citrus groves.