1.5 hours

Bronte pistachio: the green gold of Sicily

Do you want to find out how Bronte Pistachio PDO is grown? Learn from the producer many curiosities about one of the most popular Sicilian specialities. Taste delicious Bronte pistachio specialities.

What you’ll do

  • Walk among pistachio trees
  • Visit the factory
  • Taste Bronte pistachio PDO

Price per person: € 29

If you prefer, book the aperitif or lunch/dinner

What to expect

We will start with a walk in the countryside among the pistachio trees. I will explain to you in the field the cultivation techniques of the Bronte pistachio.

We will continue the tour at the factory to show you how we process Bronte pistachio PDO. We will taste our Bronte Pistachio specialities together:

  • 1 portion of pistachio cake (or ice cream, if available)
  • 2 bruschettas with pistachio pesto
  • 2 bruschettas with rich pesto
  • various sweets including crunchy and biscuits, pistachios and almonds
  • water, pistachio liqueur
Where Bronte, Catania – 1 h from Taormina

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When From Monday to Saturday. Saturday (Italian language), on request

Duration 1.5 hours

Start time 10 a.m.
What’s included
Walk in the countryside
Factory tour in Bronte Italy
Bronte pistachio Tasting
What’s not included
Important information
  • The pistachio grove visit takes place, with your own car, about 7 km from the meeting point

Price per person: € 29

Italia Delight allows you to book tailor-made food and wine experiences and foodie holidays with top Italian Food Experts.

The Food Expert: 

Our farm is situated on the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna in an uncontaminated environment in Bronte Sicily. My husband and I are committed to making the products of our family business well known beyond Sicilian borders: it has been growing for over fifty years specialities such as Bronte Pistachio PDO (EU protected designation of origin) and Sicilian almonds.

Our mission is to respect the values and cultural meanings that the cultivation of Bronte pistachios has in the Etna area, enhancing its potential on national and international markets in the wake of Sicilian bakery and culinary traditions.

Cancellation policy: all bookings for the Bronte pistachio tours can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.

Our farm is situated in Bronte, on the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna in an uncontaminated environment.

My husband and I are committed to making the products of our family business well known beyond Sicilian borders: it has been growing for over fifty years specialities such as Pistachio of Bronte PDO (EU protected designation of origin) and Sicilian almonds.

Our strength is the artisanal production and the use of natural raw ingredients of the highest quality, which we transform into sweet and savoury delights.

We offer authentic products, representative of the history and territory of Mount Etna, in the wake of Sicilian bakery and culinary traditions.

These values have allowed us to be appreciated both in Italy and abroad.


4.98 based on 14 reviews
13 September 2023

The tour was amazing! Our Tour Guide explained us all about growing pistachio and logistics process in company. The Staff at the manufacture was also very kind and eager to show how they work on daily basis. We could also taste almost all of the products made in the company.

Totally recommended for anyone who wants to dive in to the pistachio world in Bronte!

2 August 2023

The tour was amazing. Everything told by the guide was very informative yet simple to understand. He was also really laidback, waiting for us when we were running late due to traffic on Sicilian roads. We loved the degustation. Highly recommend!

9 May 2023

What a great find for food tours in Italy. I had been trying to find a way to visit a pistachio farm in Sicily and found just what I needed at Italia Delight. The booking was quick and easy and the tour was just what we were looking for at the shop, farm and processing plant. The tour was thorough and the aperitivo afterwards with all the various pistacio-based products was absolutely delicious!

21 April 2023

The tour guide was very knowledgeable. He had clearly prepared a very informative tour with a visit to the shop, restaurant, farm, and factory. The tour guide spoke English well. We learnt a lot about how pistachios are produced and had the opportunity to buy local products from the shop which was well-stocked. The tasting was done in an elegant restaurant, with a variety of savoury and sweet pistachio delicacies, complete with a liquor tasting. One thing we did not expect is that we had to drive a few minutes between each of the locations during the tour.

Overall, we found it interesting and enjoyable. It is good value for the money and a great experience.

1 April 2023

Tour was great, informative and very nice tasting at the end.
Would recommend to anyone looking for some information on how the pistachio growing and making products work.
Also taste good stuff and enjoy the wonderful smell in the factory

30 March 2023

Our tour was very good! The guide was very informative, kind and helpful. We were all very impressed with the tastings as well and look forward to coming back another time to visit.

28 February 2023

Very interesting tour and very friendly staff – definitely recommended

27 February 2023

My husband and I eagerly joined this farm tour as we love pistachios. We were not disappointed; in fact, the hospitality manager was very kind to educate us about the work and efforts that go into each pistachio nut harvest. The explanation was clear, concise and very informative. The food tasting at the end of the tour was delightful, and we were so glad to be able to experience a local delicacy. Highly recommended for everyone to join this tour when in Bronte/ Catania area!

22 January 2023

Különleges élmény volt a pisztáciaültetvény látogatása. Az idegenvezető sok információval szolgált a pisztácia teremésztéséről, szüreletéséről és feldolgozásáról. Megértetettük, hogy miért magas a pisztácia ára. Finom pisztáciás bruschettákat és panettone-t kóstolhattunk a látogatás végén.

11 January 2023

On the 9th of January my husband and I visited the pistachio factory in Bronte.
The staff welcomed us and accompanied us throughout the tour. We started in the field, then we toured the laboratory and finished with a tasting. The Pistacchio Tiramisu was amazing!
Throughout the tour we were given interesting explanations about pistachio growing, the production of the products and more. It was interesting, beautiful and delicious. Highly recommend!

23 December 2022

Perfect. So interesting the tour leader was very friendly and showed a lot of knowledge about the pistachio it was very impressive seeing the trees grow out of the lava stone and also the variety of products that can be made with Pistachio. It was delightful sitting outside tasting some of the products while viewing the valley. The experience is highly recommended. Thank you for making time for us between the holiday work in such short notice in the low season of December . Especially recommended for winter travellers, because the fields feel nicer in the winter sun in in the summer sun.

10 October 2022

The tour was absolutely charming. It was very interesting to see and understand the whole process, how pistacchio trees are grown, how the production process is organized. We were shown the farm area and production facility, and offered to try some of the products, which tasted really great. Tour guide had really good English, and was very knowledgeable, so we’ve learned a lot of interesting things. This was one of our best experiences on Sicily during this trip, and we are happy that we’ve chosen this tour

22 October 2021

We’ve spent a very interesting time during the tour, which included a trip to the farmlands and insights into their factory. We were able to see and learn a lot about pistacchios. The guide has been eager to tell us as much as possible about the plants, their soil, the harvest, the family tradition and the production processes in their factory. We got to taste two kinds of Pesto, a sweet creme, some other sweets and a liquor.
Saluti da Berlino

12 September 2021

The tour was great, really intresting! Learnerd a lot about pistachio and the family tradition. Good English speaking Guide. And the tasting well worth your time and money.

Greetings from Holland.

Milena & Iris

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