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A Private View Of Sicily E-mail

Come and visit Sicily with Alfie Orlando’s, Sicily Blues Tours. Listen to these words “without Sicily, Italy is not complete, it is here that one finds the clue to everything”. Sicily is a fascinating  Island, the biggest in the Mediterranean Sea, it is not too large to be easily crossed, enable one to marvel at the multiplicity of its natural and human scenery.

The importance of its strategic position between North Africa and Southern Europe, makes it a precious Island with all the Ingredients of different peoples that have invaded throughout the history. Sicily, the fertile, sunny Island, the heart of the Mediterranean Civilization, land of countless invasions, can still be considered in good and in bad the starting and finishing point of all the tensions and contradictions concerning Italy; though deeply and closely linked to Italy, Sicily still retains its individuality, a palimpsest of cultures, a singular mosaic of traditions with an infinite variety of personalities and faces.

The natural beauties are numberless, the different types of landscapes and climates because of the different altitudes, the mild beauty of the Conca D’Oro, the lava slopes of Mount Etna, the mountain ranges of the Nebrodi, Sicani, Madonie, Iblei, Erei and the Peloritani covering two-thirds of 26,000 sq km of sunny Sicily and the almost African beaches of Eraclea Minoa.

Then we have the Gastronomy which is probably one of the best in the world, thanks to the quality of the products in which are grown in the fertile volcanic soil and makes our dishes extraordinary genuine. Our emigrants over the years have exported the Sicilian Cooking culture all over the world, the reason why now we also have Cooking Schools all over Sicily.

His name is Alfie and speaks perfect English. His experience in touring and knowing a lot of people in the past years has made so in understanding what the people want. Alfie was born in Australia and received English education and brought up in a Sicilian way of life by his parents, who are Sicilian of course. He lives in Sicily since 1980 (18 years old ) after knowing the Australian way of life, which is similar to American and British, this experience makes him get along perfectly well with the people he tours around and makes them feel comfortable. He has a great knowledge of Sicily and of its traditions, he also speaks Italian, French and Sicilian of course. All these ingredients makes him a professional in his job and the ideal man to be with touring Sicily.

Alfie has a very special way in treating and touring, in fact you arrive at the first moment as "Tourists" and quickly after you notice that you become his very "Close Friends"....While touring you will notice Buildings or little entrances of restaurants or other places of interest very plain looking outside and to be discovered inside, in other words another characteristic rule is "Never Judge a Novel From Its Cover".....Alfie will really take you for "A PRIVATE VIEW OF SICILY".

Una veduta personale della Sicilia

VENITE!!! A visitare la Sicilia con Sicily Blues Tours di Alfie Orlando. “L’Italia senza la Sicilia non è completa, soltanto qui si trova La chiave di tutto”. La Sicilia, l'isola più grande del Mediterraneo, non è certo così vasta da non potersi percorrere agevolmente in lungo e in largo: tanto più allora colpisce la multiforme dovizia del suo paesaggio naturale e la sua umanità. La sua posizione strategica tra L’Africa del nord e l’Europa del sud la rende un’isola completa d’ingrediente per le molteplici conquiste. La Sicilia, la feconda isola del sole, ombelico delle civiltà Mediterranee continua a porsi, nel bene e nel male, come un punto di partenza, crocevia e punto d’arrivo di tutte le tensioni e contraddizioni che interessano l’Italia, come un luogo dunque che all’Italia è intimamente e profondamente connesso, ma che pure mantiene una sua fisionomia ”altra”; un palinsesto di culture, uno straordinario mosaico di tradizioni, un ricchissimo repertorio di anime e volti. Innumerevoli sono gli aspetti della natura, il bellissimo paesaggio e di diversi tipi e diversi temperature climatiche, per cause delle località che si trovano in varie altitudini, dalla mite bellezza della Conca D’Oro alle sconvolgenti spianate laviche dell’Etna; dai monti Nebrodi, Sicani, Madonie, Ibei, Erei e Peloritani, che coprono due terzi del territorio siciliano di 26.000 Kmq, alle spiagge quasi Africane come Eraclea Minoa. La nostra gastronomia è insuperabile nel mondo, perche i nostri prodotti genuini crescono nella terra vulcanica fertilissima e ne fa un gusto straordinario.