What's the 'must have' from Sicily?

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Jun 17th, 2004, 02:01 PM
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What's the 'must have' from Sicily?

What's the 'must have' from Sicily? It's my 2nd trip and I don't want to regret having not picked something up while I had the chance.
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Jun 17th, 2004, 02:58 PM
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Passito di Pantelleria! If you visit Palermo, go to Ai Vini d'Oro and sample before you buy. And there are several places to taste in and around Marsala.
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Jun 17th, 2004, 03:54 PM
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Coral jewelry from a nice jewelry store. I ended up buying a gorgeous coral bracelet in a Taormina shop. Taormina is definitely more touristy and pricey than the other towns, but I bought it there because we were majorly pressed for time. Native Sicilians had recommended that I search for coral in Trapani, but we simply did not have the time to go there. Maybe next time...

Also, a lot of nice, reasonably priced wines. The ETNA ROSSO 2001 (Sicilian red) was very special--ask locals for a recommendation.

Finally, any food product: local capers packed in salt (if you like to cook), local honey...

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Jun 18th, 2004, 05:19 AM
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P.S. Try to avoid buying coral at one of those tourist knick-knack shops (possibly fake coral). Ask a local about a reputable jewelry store.
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Jun 18th, 2004, 05:31 AM
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I bought some wonderful orange/honey marmalade at a shop in Taormina that featured local products (and let you sample them!). Wish I had brought back more.
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