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Vino Con Vista is a literary journey through Italy. It is dedicated to readers that have a passion for travel, history, art, architecture, food and wine.This Ultimate Five Star Journey through captivating Sicily and the volcanic Aeolian Islands.MoreVino Con Vista is a literary journey through Italy. It is dedicated to readers that have a passion for travel, history, art, architecture, food and wine.This Ultimate Five Star Journey through captivating Sicily and the volcanic Aeolian Islands. Visit the enchanting Wine Regions and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Palermo, Mondello, Cefalu and Taormina are sunny historical sea side destinations on this incredible island. This is a travel guide for sophisticated sojourners, oenophiles, connoisseurs and epicureans.Experience Sicily’s meteoric rise as a travel destination:*Discover the UNESCO* World Heritage in this region including the Archaelogocal Area of Agrigento, the Aeolian Islands, Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica, Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Amerina and the Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto in Southeastern Sicily. Visit the sun-soaked beach towns of Sicily.*Explore the historical allure of Sicily’s sumptuous open air museum. The Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Ostrogoths, Longobards, Byzantines and Arabs have contributed to Sicily’s splendor. These contributions are reflected in Sicily’s art, architecture, culture and cuisine.*Enjoy local wine while gazing at heavenly panoramic vistas.*Relax in the regions’s superb hotels and resorts. Travel accommodations with rejuvenating spas, rooftop observatories and infinity pools are abundant. The Sicilians convert historic monasteries and sumptuous villas into luxuriously appointed 5 star hotel properties and idyllic “dolce far niente” resorts where “the sweetness of doing nothing” is a way of life.*Dine at gourmet restaurants that have earned coveted Michelin Stars, “Tre Forchette” Awards and “Boun Ricordo” membership perks. Aspiring detail-obsessed chefs nourish a flourishing culinary culture. These inspired farm-to-table chefs perform gastronomic feats.*A rich wine making heritage dates back thousands of years. Navigate Sicily’s wine regions with many grapes grown in volcanic soil. These grapes are transformed into the “nectar of the gods”.*Sicily’s distinctive appellations produce enticing wines including: Alcamo, Etna Rosso and Bianco, Mavasia di Lipari, Marsala, Passito di Pantelleria, Cerasuolo di Vittori, Rosato and Nero d’Aavola. These wines are distributed internationally. Italy’s oenologic revival is spilling over into the other regions with promising results.Join me for a “Vino con Vista”--Salute!!!