One of our final stops in Sicily was a farmhouse at the foot of Mount Etna. We stayed in the Giarre area, a town on the outskirts of Catania, once famed for its wine producing hills.
Our home for the night was a gorgeous farmhouse…
…with lots of space for us to wander around and explore…
…and the perfect atmosphere to sit and relax with some wine.
We finished up the evening with a delicious home-cooked feast!
Mushroom soup (“Zuppa di Funghi Siciliana”)
Pasta alla Norma
Followed by a digestif ‘canarino’ (lemon, bay leaf and hot water) – their version of a peppermint tea!
The following morning, the farm cooks fueled us up for our Mount Etna hike:
with a random mix of cake, bread, fish, tomatoes, custard and fruit for breakfast!
And off we went to climb the volcano! Read about it here...