There are several Italian recipes that are pretty popular and available at restaurants all around the globe, even at non Italian places. Gnocchi is certainly one of them.
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When thinking about travelling, each place has a value. Be it big or be it small, it's just up to our perception of it and how much it impacted on out lives. Therefore I decided to pair precious stones to each continent, based on my personal perception of them. It's not a scoring of possible travel destinations but the impressions I got after exploring quite a big portion of this planet.
I finally went down to Palermo. I lived my whole trip to Sicily in anticipation for this. I had great expectations about Palermo, especially after its Arab-Norman Cathedral was listed by Unesco among the world heritage sites.
In 2002, UNESCO included the baroque cities of Val di Noto in the list of the World Heritage sites. It is not just one place but a set of cities whose reconstruction in the late baroque era, created an impressive and unprecendented monumental valley, enriched with noble palaces of particular interest as well as of unique beauty.
The next morning I drove along the recently completed highway from Aci Sant'Antonio to Siracusa, the capital of the greek culture in Southern Italy.
I choose to overnight in Taormina as I had planned an excursion to the summit crater of the Etna Volcano the next morning. Taormina is a perfect gate to the Etna, although you may also start from Aci Reale or Catania as distance is pretty much the same.