If you think about vacation in Sicily first thoughts are about its sublime beaches and a wealth of landmarks and
monuments. But an alternative way to admire Sicily could be through the shopping. There are huge variety of
things, which are worth to buy: jewellery, handicrafts, ceramics, antiques, sweets, wines, olive oil
and of course clothing.
Coral jewellery is very popular throughout Sicily. Its colour is distinctive -
The deepest spirit is found in the objects of Sicilian handicraft: fancy, taste, with inspiration coming from centuries of culture. The characteristic rugs woven on ancient looms are produced in the area of Trapani. The typical product is la tappita, a popular rug made with strips of coloured material. The patterns of these rugs are characterised by vibrantly coloured geometric figures. Wrought iron is found in the wheels of Sicilian carts and with elegance refines everyday objects such as lamps, flower pots, garden chairs and tables. Carts are painted with scenes from Sicilian history and folklore as well as intricate geometrical designs. Its cart-
Sicily is especially famous for olive oil. It has been a part of Mediterranean life for over 3000 years. The olive harvest begins in late autumn when the olives are ripe but still green. They are picked absolutely by hand or shaking the tree branches to make the olives fall. This is a very characteristic scene that brings back to ancient times. All Sicilian oils are aromatic and appealing. So, if you want to make excellent gift for your family or friends, "Green Gold of Sicily" is everything what you need.
When you are shopping in Sicily, you can’t notice Sicilian sweets. They are known all over the world. They are of the highest quality, rich in colour and elaborately designed, and every province keep its own tradition. "Cannoli" -
Sicilian wine is regarded as one of the best wines in the world. Its climate, sun, rocky soil, little rainfall is perfect for making the extraordinary wines -
There are many other shops in Sicily, including some that carry hand made clothing and papyrus. Shopping in Sicily is always a great experience, even when you’re “just looking”.