logo sito

Legal

Connect with us

Are You a Travel Agent?

Click Here

Videos

The Social Hub


facebook
instagram
linkedin
youtube
whatsapp

About Us

Travel Agents Sector

Travel Agents Sector

Contact Us

Request the Brochure 2024

accredited agent (1920 × 760 px)

Home  /  Our News

Majolica Travel S.r.l.s.

Via Don Orione, 30 | Palermo (Sicily)

info@majolicatravel.com

Office (+39) 091 5077 283

Mob. ​(+39) 327 619 0641

logo sito
logo aiav
News about Sicily
trustpilot

Latest News and Curiosities about Sicily

visa-icon-vector-6
flywire

© 2021-2024 Majolica Travel S.r.l.s. - All rights reserved | VAT n. 07003890824 | D.D.S. n. 137/S7

PANETTONE IN SICILY

2021-12-20 09:00 AM

Marialuisa Fiorito

Tasty Island, Food, The Charming Villages Tour, Castelbuono, Panettone cake,

PANETTONE IN SICILY

Even if it is not a typically Sicilian dessert, here in Sicily, we boast of the real masters of artisan panettone cake.

In Italy, panettone cake is the protagonist of the Christmas tables, the Christmas dessert par excellence, surpassed perhaps only by our Sicilian cassata, but this is because we Sicilians have a weakness for sweet ricotta cream; so we cannot do without it! So, well... here's what I offered my guests last Christmas: a panettone stuffed with ricotta and candied fruit, precisely because, as already mentioned, we love our cassata, so on that occasion, I presented my hybrid version of panettone cassata, delicious!

20201219163445-1627488227.jpg202012192204541-1627488254.png

Returning to panettone cake, the real one and done well, even if it is not a typically Sicilian dessert, here in Sicily, we boast of the real masters of artisan panettone.


In Mezzojuso, a small town in the heart of Sicily, between the Sicani Mountains, the family-run Pasticceria Gesualda offers a Sicilian pastry of excellence. Giuseppe Zito, son of Mrs. Gesualda, is the pastry chef who creates genuine works of art of taste, a skill also confirmed by the international trophies he won thanks to his panettone and chocolate sculptures. He combined the goodness of a Nordic dessert with the Sicilian scents, laurel, and sultanas with the varieties of panettone created.
We have Marco Arculeo and his creative panettone in Palermo, always using the Sicilian DOC technique and ingredients with art, free from preservatives and additives, for an all-natural and organic taste.

 

Suppose I'm making you a little hungry and curious to see and taste this wonder in my proposal for daily tours of Cefalù and Castelbuono. In that case, you will discover the secrets of this fantastic dessert. In fact, in Castelbuono, a stop at Fiasconaro's shop is a must: the scent of citrus-flavored butter winds through the medieval stone streets. Their creations, strictly naturally leavened, are works of art to be savored at other times of the year as well.

The Fiasconaro family began operating in the 1950s. They managed to build a Sicilian pastry business from a small ice cream parlor, also known outside the island. This is also thanks to the children who, taking the company's reins, have been able to reinvent a purely Nordic dessert, such as panettone, enriching it with Sicilian tradition. Thus was born what we Sicilians call the Fiasconaro, referring to that artisan panettone cake, of excellent craft, which we bring to the table at Christmas when we want to make a good impression - bella figura* - with our diners. (* Sicilian expression to say that we want to be impeccable with our guests).

dji20210717193927578-1626692704.jpgdji20210717193005575-1626692716.jpg20210718202719-1626692751.jpg

ALL ARTICLES

ARCHIVE

latest-news-and-curiosities-about-sicily

Exploring Sicily's Hidden Gems: Beyond Tourist Trails
Discovering Sicily, Art, Nature, The Charming Villages Tour, History, Culture,

Exploring Sicily's Hidden Gems: Beyond Tourist Trails

Marialuisa Fiorito

2024-01-08 11:00 AM

Let's embark on a journey to explore some of the island's most curious and less-explored places.

Unveiling the Artistry: Sicily's Traditional Ceramics
Discovering Sicily, Made in Sicily, Art, Culture, Tradition, Pottery,

Unveiling the Artistry: Sicily's Traditional Ceramics

Marialuisa Fiorito

2023-12-12 10:39 AM

In the heart of Sicily lies a centuries-old tradition that weaves together art, culture, and history – the captivating world of traditional Sicilian ceramics.

MARTORANA FRUITS
Curiosities from the Island, Tasty Island,

MARTORANA FRUITS

Marialuisa Fiorito

2023-10-24 10:00 AM

Martorana fruits, also known as "frutta martorana" or "marzipan fruits," are a traditional Sicilian sweet treat that originated in the 9th century.

TUNA OVERFISHING
Sustainability,

TUNA OVERFISHING

Fabio D'Addelfio

2022-10-13 11:33 AM

In the Mediterranean, the issue of Bluefin Tuna has always worried environmental researchers who monitor its quantity, ecosystem, and reproduction.

CRETTO DI BURRI
Discovering Sicily, Art, History, Culture, Trapani,

CRETTO DI BURRI

Marialuisa Fiorito

2022-05-19 10:00 AM

In Sicily, in the Trapani area, a particular place always fascinates those who visit it: the Cretto di Burri.

TOP 10 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TO DO IN SICILY
Discovering Sicily, Sport, Nature, TOP 10, Outdoor Activities,

TOP 10 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TO DO IN SICILY

Marialuisa Fiorito

2022-05-05 11:10 AM

My top 10 outdoor activities to do in Sicily could help you choose the perfect activity for you while you explore Sicily!

THE ORIGIN OF MARSALA WINE IN SICILY
Curiosities from the Island, Florio Family, History, Trapani, Wine, Marsala,

THE ORIGIN OF MARSALA WINE IN SICILY

Marialuisa Fiorito

2022-04-19 02:30 PM

Marsala's history begins in 1773, not by the hand of a Sicilian, but thanks to an English man: John Woodhouse, a merchant from Liverpool.

EASTER IN SICILY
Discovering Sicily, Food, Culture, Events, Sicily Food Tour, Tradition,

EASTER IN SICILY

Marialuisa Fiorito

2022-04-07 03:00 PM

Easter in Sicily is an event that has aroused intense popular participation throughout the island since ancient times.

MODICA CHOCOLATE
Discovering Sicily, Made in Sicily, Food, History, Sicily Food Tour, Tradition,

MODICA CHOCOLATE

Marialuisa Fiorito

2022-03-03 02:00 PM

Who doesn't love chocolate? I love it, in all shapes and flavors. And we Sicilians can boast excellence defined as "food of the gods": Modica chocolate.

ACI AND GALATEA
Curiosities from the Island, History, myths and legends, Sicily Compass Rose,

ACI AND GALATEA

Marialuisa Fiorito

2022-02-14 09:00 AM

In Sicily, we have a beautiful legend about the power of love. I'd like to mention the tale about the love between Aci and Galatea.

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL IN SICILY
Curiosities from the Island, Nature, Eco-sustainability, Responsible Travel,

RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL IN SICILY

Marialuisa Fiorito

2022-01-16 09:00 AM

In the past, the choice of sustainability was seen almost as an obstacle to development. Today, however, it is our strength to safeguard the limited resources.

PANETTONE IN SICILY
Tasty Island, Food, The Charming Villages Tour, Castelbuono, Panettone cake,

PANETTONE IN SICILY

Marialuisa Fiorito

2021-12-20 09:00 AM

Even if it is not a typically Sicilian dessert, here in Sicily, we boast of the real masters of artisan panettone cake.

GERACI SICULO
Discovering Sicily, The Charming Villages Tour, History, Culture, Madonie Park,

GERACI SICULO

Marialuisa Fiorito

2021-11-15 09:00 AM

Walking through the narrow alleys and the stone courtyards, you are enveloped by the feeling that time has stopped here, that you are in the Middle Ages.

MY GRANDMA CARMELA'S CAPONATA
Tasty Island, Food, Recipes, Sicily Food Tour,

MY GRANDMA CARMELA'S CAPONATA

Marialuisa Fiorito

2021-10-04 11:15 AM

Some dishes take me back to my childhood. One of these is the Caponata!

THE SICILIAN SALT
Curiosities from the Island, Culture, Trapani,

THE SICILIAN SALT

Marialuisa Fiorito

2021-09-20 10:00 AM

Sicily produces and exports high-quality sea salt, rich in iodine. Discover more about it!

CIAO PALERMO | Monza is Calling!
Curiosities from the Island, Sport, Palermo, Events,

CIAO PALERMO | Monza is Calling!

Marialuisa Fiorito

2021-09-08 07:34 PM

Take a Formula 1 champion and his car to a fabulous city like Palermo. What will you get? A spectacular video, of course!!

DELICIOUS CANNOLO SICILIANO
Tasty Island, Food, Palermo, Recipes, Sicily Food Tour,

DELICIOUS CANNOLO SICILIANO

Marialuisa Fiorito

2021-08-02 05:34 PM

Cannolo is one of the most popular and well-known Sicilian sweets in the world. A real work of art!

THE WORLD'S 100 GREATEST PLACES OF 2021
Sicily in the World, Time Magazine,

THE WORLD'S 100 GREATEST PLACES OF 2021

Marialuisa Fiorito

2021-07-22 06:04 PM

I am delighted to share with you the Time Magazine article, which included Sicily among the World's 100 Greatest Places of 2021!

THE URBAN GARDENS
Curiosities from the Island, Food, Palermo, Eco-sustainability,

THE URBAN GARDENS

Marialuisa Fiorito

2021-07-19 10:00 AM

Palermo's urban gardens are a beautiful example of eco-sustainability for a green experience!

TARGA FLORIO
Curiosities from the Island, Sport, Florio Family,

TARGA FLORIO

Marialuisa Fiorito

2021-07-12 10:00 AM

For more than a century, in Sicily, one of the oldest car races in the world takes place: the Targa Florio.
Food Sport Art Nature Aeolian Islands Palermo Eco-sustainability Florio Family The Charming Villages Tour History Culture Madonie Park Castelbuono Panettone cake Trapani Time Magazine Green Technology Events Recipes Sicily Food Tour TOP 10 Outdoor Activities Responsible Travel myths and legends Sicily Compass Rose Tradition Wine Marsala Pottery