The Ottobrata of Zafferana : a seduction of the palate

This year the 35th edition of Ottobrata 2013 has already started. It takes place every October Sunday in the wonderful little town of Zafferana Etnea, which is also known as the “town of the honey”.

Every year the famous Ottobrata celebration is awaited by thousands of people to taste the local products of Sicily, such as grapes, honey, mushrooms, chestnuts , sweets and wine, or to have fun with folkloristic shows, music, exhibitions and evening appointments .

This manifestation was born about in 1980 as a simple market-exhibition of local products, and after it enriched with various events and shows.

The Ottobrata manifestation is truly a feast for those who love the Sicilian traditions and the intense flavors of Sicily, where gastronomy and tradition come together, but it also becomes the perfect occasion to visit beautiful places of Sicily, in one of the most interesting natural setting for the presence of Etna, for its scenery and the many woods.

So we suggest you to stay in the Relais Monaci delle Terre Nere, in Zafferana, which is in a true piece of paradise, with beautiful views of Etna Volcano and the Ionian Sea.

You can also stay in the new Country boutique Zash , just a few kilometres from Zafferana, which is a restored old winery that is situated among lemon and orange trees , and it is the ideal choice for those who love design , a sophisticated ambient and the attention to details .

Another charming resort is Donna Carmela , in Carruba of Riposto, which is an old Sicilian buildind of the late nineteenth century, set among plants and flowers , which was restored in the original style and equipped with modern amenities to satisfy the most demanding tastes .

E.C.

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