Sicily
Destination
6.5 hours
Duration
Ita-Eng+
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3+
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 Bronte and Randazzo tour: pistachio and villages

Enjoy our fascinating tour of Bronte and Randazzo. Visit the pistachio farm and taste the legendary Pistacchio di Bronte PDO and Slow Food Presidium. Stroll with your tour guide through the narrow streets of the medieval villages of Bronte and Randazzo.


What you’ll do

  • Visit the pistachio grove and farm in Bronte on the slopes of Mount Etna
  • Learn how Pistacchio of Bronte PDO and Slow Food Presidium is made
  • Taste our Bronte pistachio products directly in the farm – arancini with pistachio, pistachio pizza and cannoli with pistachio cream (1 piece for each type)
  • Visit the medieval villages of Bronte and Randazzo

Group Tour: 3 people. For groups over 3 people, ask for a customized experience

Price per person: € 80


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What to expect

Discover the green Bronte pistachios and the villages of Randazzo and Bronte, two medieval jewels at the foot of Mount Etna.

1. Farm tour

We will start the tour with a visit to our Bronte pistachio grove. You will learn more about the processing phases of the green Pistacchio di Bronte PDO and Slow Food Presidium: planting the trees, pruning and harvesting. You will also observe the lava flows of the north-western slope of Mount Etna and the Simeto river.

Afterwards, we will let you taste our delicious Bronte pistachio products: pistachio arancini, pistachio pizza and cannoli with pistachio cream (1 piece for each type).

2. Bronte

At the end of this stop at the farm, your tour guide will take you on a tour of Bronte’s historic centre. You will discover that the town was founded by Charles V in 1535 and hosted many arbèreshe communities in the 16th century. You will learn more about the Bourbon era and the yoke of the English presence, who in fact exercised feudal rights with the Nelson’s Ducea.

Bronte also offers important historical insights related to the Risorgimento with the Bronte massacre, which took place in August 1860 during the Expedition of the Thousand. You will visit with your tourist guide:

  • The Church of the Holy Trinity of Bronte – Mother Church
  • The Sanctuary of the Annunziata
  • The Real Collegio Capizzi with its library
  • Symbolic places of Bronte massacre

3. Randazzo

After a free lunch in Bronte, we will move by our own means to Randazzo. Your guide will show you what to see in Randazzo. You will visit the historic centre of the medieval town and in particular:

  • Latin Quarter with a visit to the church of Santa Maria
  • Greek Byzantine quarter with a visit to the church of San Nicola
  • Lombard quarter with a visit to the church of San Martino
Where Bronte, Catania – 1 h from Taormina
When  Everyday – duration 6.5 hours
Start time 8.30 a.m. – Flexible start time by agreement with the Expert
Language Italian, English, Spanish
Important information
  • We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing for the visit to the Bronte pistachio farm (duration 1.30 h)
  • The guided tours of Bronte (duration 3 h) and Randazzo (duration 2 h) will be led by a professional Sicilian tourist guide
  • The transfer from the farm to the historic centres of Bronte and Randazzo will be by own means
What’s included
Visit to the farm that produces Pistacchio di Bronte PDO
Tasting of Bronte pistachio products
Visit to the historic centre of Bronte with a tour guide
Visit to the historic centre of Randazzo with a tour guide
What’s not included
Lunch
Transport

Price per person: € 80 – minimum 3 people

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The Food Expert: 

We are two farmers and the custodians of one of the most famous and appreciated Sicilian foods: the Pistacchio di Bronte PDO and Slow Food Presidium. Our farm is located in Bronte, a small village on the slopes of Mount Etna. It was born from the fusion of two farms handed down from generations. Our Bronte pistachio trees grow in plots of wild, rocky terrain.

We will let you discover the lesser known Sicily, in particular what to see in Randazzo and Bronte with different rhythms from commercial tourism, but probably more authentic than the classic destinations.


Cancellation policy:  all bookings for the tour to discover Bronte Pistachios and what to see in Bronte and Randazzo be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.

pistacchio bronte

We are two farmers and the custodians of one of the most famous and appreciated Sicilian foods: the Pistacchio di Bronte PDO and Slow Food Presidium.

Our farm is located in Bronte, a small village on the slopes of Mount Etna. It was born from the fusion of two farms handed down from generations. Our pistachio trees grow in plots of wild, rocky terrain.

Bronte Pistachio is created from the perfect fusion between the lava soil, rich in substances and minerals, and the pistachio tree. It is a unique fruit, prized for its taste, aroma, colour and quality.

We offer a tour of the north-western slope of Mount Etna to travellers wishing to discover, at a different pace from commercial tourism, a lesser-known but probably more authentic Sicily than the classic destinations.

Bronte Pistachio

This variety of pistachio grows in the rugged terrain around Bronte, on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. It has got a bright emerald green colour and an intense aroma.
The trees are not fertilised or irrigated. They are treated and pruned very little. Bronte pistachio is harvested every two years. In the “unloading” years, farmers remove dry branches and buds so that the tree can release all its energy in the following season.

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