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Le Contrade dell'Etna, the brainchild of Andrea Franchetti, eclectic wine pioneer in Sicily

An important review promoting Etna wines and local producers

In 2008, the late Andrea Franchetti, beloved figure and wine pioneer, founded a review dedicated to the wine produced by wineries on Mount Etna, called Contrade dell’Etna. With it, he created an event that gave local producers the opportunity to join together convivially. Over the years, this became an anticipated event, which brought more attention and appreciation to the local wineries, which had an opportunity to tell their stories and make themselves known. There are some truly special farms that were started on the slopes of Mount Etna, wineries with a strong personality and eclectic products. Contrade dell’Etna is also a way to spread knowledge about wine production, and about the importance of factors like the peculiarities connected to organoleptic characteristics, diversified microclimates of production and even the different stratification of the soil. Each wine is unique, and Contrade dell’Etna is one of the greatest events in the field of wine organized in Sicily, it attracts a variety of different producers, distributors and wine lovers. It usually happens in spring.

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Discover the energy of Etna, experience the hospitality of a Historic Palace, today a design boutique hotel with a Michelin-star restaurant and private SPA. Get ready to live an experience of pure hospitality and elegance with Shalai. We have prepared exclusive benefits with special offers and packages, which vary in every season of the year. Sicily, in fact, is also unique in terms of temperatures. In the middle of autumn we still breathe summer, in summer we enjoy the mild climate of the high altitudes, in spring nature is a triumph of vitality and in winter there is all the magic of the snow-capped peak of Etna. Get inspired...


Boutique Hotel
with Michelin star 2024

Pennisi S.r.l.
P. IVA: 05269930870
CIR 19087021A400322

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Stefano Butturini
Paola Licciardello


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