Sicily and tropical fruits

New flavors

Sicily has always been a melting pot of cultures and people; the same is true today. In this case, the island confirms to be part of an expanded international culture. Today, hills of wheat, grapes, and olives are what you’ll see in Sicily. But, the territory is also changing for wide fields of papaya, banana, and avocado trees. The climate allows the plant this kind of fruits, in terms of production and consumption. So, the soil has a new opportunity for farming new crops!

Ready to eat

Many farmers are located on the East of Sicily, between Messina and Catania. Especially in the Etna slopes, the fertile soil of volcano and the Mediterranean winds represent an ideal condition to produce the ‘Etna Mango’. There, you could taste it in Maas Market (Mercati Agro Alimentari Sicilia) which has a corner for the tropical fruit. Then, it would be a great opportunity to know where the fruits grow reaching the local farming entrepreneurs. We recommend to look for in Tropical Sicily to find some of them in Sicily.
In this case, the nature and its expression are visible in the inner part of the island. Our villas in Sicily with pool could be your best choice!
For exploring the island and specialities, you should also explore the Sicilian kitchen. It is widely increased for the experimental recipes with exotic flavours. If you are going to spend your holiday in this part of Sicily, we highly recommend the Mareide restaurant in Catania.


The costumers find colorful and various counters and many stands inside the markets. You should try the high quality products! Usually, all around Sicily you’ll find several places of ‘the farmer market’ (‘mercato del contadino) during the Saturday and Sunday mornings. It was born almost ten years ago for all people prefer to buy food directly from farmers. Indeed, the fruit and vegetables are produced by small local farming entrepreneurs. This kind of markets are open in the main cities of Sicily. Another thing not to forget: the tropical fruits, juices and marmalades are available online for filling your pantry. You can order a box (with 10 kg of fruit) online in e-commerce local farming entrepreneurs.

This article was written by Giulia Sofi

Today, she creates editorial content for cultural magazine and exhibition project.
Her articles have been published in some art magazine like CityRivista and Insideart.