Pasta alla Norma!

Do you know pasta alla norma? ?
Pasta alla norma or in the Sicilian slang pasta “c’a Norma” has its origin in Catania’s tradition according to which something cool and amazing is called “Norma”. It is said that a Sicilian playwright, eating a plate of pasta with eggplants once said: “È una Norma!”. That’s the origin of the name.
Wanna know the ingredients?
Rigatoni pasta with eggplant, fresh ricotta salata cheese, tomatoes, pomodoro sauce and basil!

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Buon Appetito! :)

Arancini – are stuffed rice balls that are coated with breadcrumbs, and fried. Arancini are usually filled with ragù (meat sauce), tomato sauce, mozzarella, and/or peas. Although there are various fillings and shapes of that delicious balls, like arancini con burro (béchamel sauce), or specialty arancini, such as arancini con funghi (mushrooms), con pistacchi (pistachios), or con melanzane (aubergine).
You’ll find arancini sold as street food throughout the Italian peninsula, but they truly belong to Sicily. They’re just plain delicious.

Buon appetito! :))

Alcantara gorge!

Another nature spectacle is the canyon of the river Alcantara. A visit to the river with its waterfalls and the spectacular cliffs are a breath-taking experience. An overwhelming beauty of nature the “Gola dell Alcantara” is really worth seeing.
You can just go down in the canyon to lie in the sun at the river bank or walk around, from the little paths you can get a good look at the canyon.
For more info, ask Gianni House Staff :))