We’re traveling to Sicily, one of the most complex regions of Italy, which is distinguished by its fresh, sunny and natural personality. Discovering food, culture and nature in Sicily is our goal.
We will create a unique experience with our posts and let your mind and soul travel to the island of diversity. It is also the island where We, Mutika, were born. In fact, you must know our name and mindset derives from Modica, a little town in Sicily previously named Mutika.
It gave us strength and made us dream about the beauty of the world, injecting into us a will to let other people discover Sicily.
Sicily is a unique island; an island to savour, an island to live. an island to discover. The triangled region also known as “Trinacria” (“three pointed” in greek) because of its shape, is defined by its beauty, food and diversity built from different civilisations that have conquered it.
When you arrive in Sicily, perhaps at the airport of Catania, you will be enchanted by the magnificence of Mount Etna. One historical interesting fact is that it is believed that Zeus buried a hundred-headed monster named Typhoon underneath it and that it is because of this monster that Mount Etna erupts.
Sicily is also the place where the merging of cultures and the safeguarding of traditions find expression in the works of local handcrafts. The activities mainly concern the production of artifacts such as the legendary Teste di Moro and Majoliche.
“Cook like a Sicilian, eat like a Sicilian” said a Roman Emperor of the Second Century BC.
Food is a proudness, a history and a signature for Sicilians that is extended from appetizers to desserts.
Sicilian food is characterized by the simplicity of its provenience which comes directly from its soil, sea and hills and the technique used by its population which inherited spices and tools from different civilization while maintaining the territory’s ingredients as the core of their menus.
Tonnara di Scopello
Represents the ancient history of the Sicilian sea and traditions. Today it still preserves intact all the equipment and the tools used for tuna fishing. an historical tradition in Sicily and a pillar of the economy of the island that has represented one of the main sources of income for local people.
In Sicilian the word “cannolu” means “short tube” which perfectly describe the shape of the dessert.
Made with dough. it is deep fried in lard and later on filled with fresh ricotta. chocolate and a slice of orange on top of it at the moment you order it!
The artisanal chocolate process is an art re-created by the skillful amalgam of simple ingredients with an intense aroma. The Modican chocolatiers repeated gestures and methods of work. were borrowed from Spanish people.
The nineteenth century that included the abolition of feudalism. marks the end of the County of Modica and the consumption of the brown nectar of the gods’ extension to other social classes.‘ is clear that chocolate art does not only include the fields of taste and pleasure. but also those of history, art. customs. sociology, economics and even geopolitics.
The warm climate and the mild winters and wind that characterize Sicily are the perfect conditions for large-scale cultivation of citrus fruits. Brought to Italy with the Arab invasion.we can find a large cultivation of Blood Oranges on the slopes of Mount Etna. Nowadays, Blood Oranges are considered as a symbol of proudness for Sicilian:this is why every year. a SAGRA is organized in order to celebrate them.
Traveling to Sicily doesn’t only mean traveling to Italy, it is also discovering an infinity of architecture history. It began with prehistoric art, followed by Doric temples, Roman villas, Arabic and Norman cathedrals, Christian basilicas and Baroque architectures that melt into unique emotional experiences. Want to learn more about the architecture of this Island in the middle of mediterranean? Visit Sicily and discover an infinite type of architecture in a journey!
Doric temple of Segesta
This temple is a classic example of Doric architecture, which is 200 feet long and 85 feet wide. The temple was once brightly painted and would have been seen for miles around!
Villa Romana del Casale
The Villa, under UNESCO protection since 1997, belonged to a member of the Roman senatorial aristocracy, perhaps a Roman governor. The high profile of its patron is eloquently celebrated through an iconographic programme that was stylistically influenced by the art of the African mosaicists.
Christian Basilica from the Byzantines
The Duomo di Cefalù is a Roman Catholic Basilica that was erected between 1131 and 1240 after a vow made to the Holy Saviour by the King of Sicily, Roger II, when he escaped from a storm to land on the city’s beach. The building has a fortress-like character that when seen from a distance, it dominates the skyline of the surrounding medieval town.
The Monreale Norman Cathedral
Harmonious in size, balanced in shapes and with lavish decorations. The Monreale Cathedral is the symbol of the refined Norman art in Sicily. Its construction was made by King William II, to assert the supremacy of the Norman crown over the ecclesiastical powers.
Val di Noto
Is known for its extraordinary baroque art. It is included in a series of beautiful cities and little towns that are enriched with particular bright stone houses and baroque style churches full of character and charm. These cities include Noto, Modica, Ragusa Ibla, Scicli, Palazzolo and many more.
There are endless places to visit in Sicily. From historical and archeological sites to beautiful churches and beaches, you can join these locations all year long due to Sicily’s perfect climate!
Scala dei turchi
The name “Scala dei turchi” is a stairway that has been createci from Mother Nature inside a white cliff locateci along the stretch of the sea between Realmonte and Porto Empedocle.
Riserva dello zingaro
The Zingaro Reserve can be defined as one of the most enriching discovery of flora and fauna. In fact, human constructions are abolished in the reserve due to a document signed by thousands of citizens that have preserved this Natural Paradise.
Valle dei Templi
Agrigento was founded at the mouth of the river Akragas from which the city took the name. and is the home of an enchanted valley composed by almond trees, where you will find a well preserved archeologica I heritage of the classicaI Sicilian culture: the Valley of the Temples.
Among the Aeolian lslands. Stromboli is the smallest one locateci across the Tyrrhenian Sea, just to the north of Sicily. Stromboli is an active volcano in a continuous state of activity about 900mt in height. and reaching down to 2000mt below sea level.