Eco Tour di Sicilia

Renault Zoe and Sicily By Car
The Eco Tour di Sicilia and Renault ZOE help put Italy’s cultural heritage centre stage
  • Renault today signed partnership agreements with Sicily by Car and Enel, two prRominent mobility players in Italy, to launch the Eco Tour di Sicilia
  • The first of its kind, the Eco Tour di Sicilia will showcase Sicily’s rich culture while protecting its environment by employing a fleet of 200 Renault ZOE

Renault Zoe and Sicily by CarRenault today announced the signing of an exclusive partnership with Sicily by Car, a leading car rental company in Italy, and Enel, the country’s largest energy supplier, to roll out the Eco Tour di Sicilia. This initiative by Sicily by Car will make it possible to tour the whole of Sicily exclusively by electric car and will add 200 Renault ZOEs to Sicily by Car’s fleet.
The first of its kind in Italy and Europe, the Eco Tour di Sicilia aims to overcome the obstacles that hamper green mobility in Sicily, such as limited vehicle range or a lack of charging stations.
ZOE is currently the only mass-market electric car on the market to offer an NEDC range of 250 miles, equivalent to about 186 miles in real-world conditions. The eco-tour project will also deploy a network of charging stations on the island: up to 400 Enel chargers are to be installed in the region’s principal cities and along tourist itineraries. Residents will be able to use these public charging stations for their own electric vehicles. The opportunity to take a long road trip while enjoying regular access to charging points will bring unexplored freedom of movement to all-electric travel in both urban and rural settings.
Bernard Chrétien, CEO, Renault Italy said: “By supporting e-mobility, we are enhancing and protecting the extraordinary natural, artistic and cultural heritage of which the Sicily region is such an excellent example.”
An electric vehicle is a zero-emissions1 form of mobility and the ideal means of transport to fight the greenhouse effect responsible for global warming. Electric vehicles are also key to cleaner air and better health for city dwellers. And since they do not run on fossil fuels, they help drive the automobile industry’s energy transition.

Franco Battiato in Catania

Franco Battiato

“LA MESSA ARCAICA”

FRANCO BATTIATO IN CONCERTO
Teatro Massimo Bellini

30 maggio 2017 ore 20.30

Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei (per soli, coro e orchestra)

Direttore – Guido CortiM° del coro – Ross Craigmile

Voce – Franco Battiato

Mezzo soprano – Carly Paoli

Pianoforte – Carlo Guaitoli

Tastiere e programmazione – Angelo Privitera

ORCHESTRA E CORO DEL TEATRO MASSIMO BELLINI

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“CANZONI MISTICHE”
Direttore e Pianista – Carlo Guaitoli

Voce – Franco Battiato

Voce – Juri Camisasca

Tastiere e programmazione – Angelo Privitera

ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO MASSIMO BELLINI

 

Francesco “Franco” Battiato (Italian: born 23 March 1945, Ionia, Sicily) is an Italian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and, under the pseudonym Süphan Barzani, also a painter. Battiato’s songs contain esoteric, philosophical and religious themes.

He is and has been for decades one of the most popular pop singer-songwriters in Italy. His unique sound, song-crafting and especially his lyrics, often containing philosophical, religious, and culturally exotic references, as well as tackling or painting universal themes about the human condition – unusual subjects for pop songs – earned him a unique spot on Italy’s music scene, and the nickname of “Il Maestro” (“The Master” or “The Teacher”). His work includes songwriting and joint production efforts with several Italian and international musicians and pop singers, including the long-lasting professional relationship with Italian singer Alice. Together with Alice, Franco Battiato represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 with the song “I treni di Tozeur”.[wikipedia]

The two best hotels in the Province of Trapani

Giardino di Costanza Resort 5-star hotel
Giardino di Costanza Resort 5-star hotel

This property has agreed to be part of our Preferred Property programme which groups together properties that stand out thanks to their excellent service and quality/price ratio with competitive prices. Participation in the programme requires meeting a specific set of criteria and takes into account feedback from previous guests.
Via Salemi, Km 7,100, 91026 Mazara del Vallo, Italy .

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Giardino di Costanza Resort

One of our top picks in Mazara del Vallo.
Featuring a restaurant, terrace and garden with outdoor pool, Hotel Giardino di Costanza is 9 km from Mazara del Vallo beach. Offering free Wi-Fi throughout, it has a wellness centre and tennis court.

With a private bathroom, the air-conditioned rooms come with a flat-screen TV, sofa and minibar. Guests at Giardino di Costanza can enjoy a sweet and savoury breakfast.

It is possible to work out at the fitness room and relax with a sauna or a massage. During the summer months, 1 free parasol, 2 sun loungers and a free beach shuttle service are available.

Trapani Airport is a 50-minute drive away.

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Giardino di Costanza Resort 5-star hotel
Grand Hotel Palace 5-star hotel

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Lungomare Mediterraneo 57, 91025 Marsala, Italy

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Grand Hotel Palace

One of our top picks in Marsala.
Situated on the seafront in Marsala, New Hotel Palace offers an outdoor swimming pool, a sea-view terrace, and Sicilian cuisine. The Chiesa Madre church is 2.5 km away.

The Palace Hotel features air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and flat-screen TV. Some rooms overlook the garden and some enjoy full sea views. Breakfast is buffet style.

The elegant restaurant serves a wide range of local and international specialities. The cellar has a selection of local and national wines, and the bar serves drinks and snacks all day.

The hotel is also within easy reach of famous Sicilian archaeological sites, such as Mozia, Segesta and Selinunte. Free outdoor parking is provided, and a garage with direct access to the reception is also available.
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The two five-star-hotels in Palermo

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo – MGallery by Sofitel

Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo

Offering panoramic views across the Bay of Palermo, Grand Hotel Villa Igiea – MGallery Collection is 2 km from Palermo Harbour. It features an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and elegant rooms and suites.

Every room has a different design and layout at Villa Igiea – MGallery Collection and no two are the same. They do however have many facilities in common, including air conditioning, satellite TV with pay-per-view movies and a writing desk. Some offer views of the Tyrrhenian Sea or Pellegrino mountain.

Drinks are available from the bar, while the restaurant serves Sicilian specialities. You will also find a gym, solarium and massage rooms at this luxury 5-star hotel.

Hotel Rooms : 124 , Hotel Chain : MGallery by Sofitel

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Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Grand Hotel Wagner

Grand Hotel Wagner

The luxury Grand Hotel Wagner is full of old-world charm. This prestigious hotel set in the heart of Palermo, near the Politeama Theatre, the pedestrian area and many top-class shops and restaurants.

Recently restored, this early-20th century building has exceptional interiors that featured in the famous Italian film ‘The Leopard’. Sit upon antique furniture and take in your surroundings; chandeliers, rare marble, rich carpets and old paintings. Rooms are just as exquisitely decorated.

Sip a cocktail in the elegant American Bar or listen to relaxing music in the Piano Bar.

The Wagner offers conference and business facilities with modern technology. Sessions in the fitness area and sauna, and massages can be booked on site.

Ruggero Settimo is a great choice for travellers interested in food, culture and monuments.

This is our guests’ favourite part of Palermo, according to independent reviews.

Hotel Rooms : 61

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The Heavenly Food of Sicily

Cucina Paradiso: The Heavenly Food of Sicily

Cucina Paradiso: The Heavenly Food of Sicily

Clifford A. Wright, Author Simon & Schuster $24.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-76926-0

Cucina Paradiso: The Heavenly Food of SicilyResearched by Middle East scholar and food enthusiast Wright, this fascinating volume clarifies the mystifying distinction between the cooking of Sicily and other regions of Italy. The reason for the distinction – as he convincingly presents it – was the medieval conquest of Sicily by Arabs whose “culture remained there intact for four hundred years.” According to Wright, the Arabs are responsible for, among other things, the creation of the Sicilian “one-pot” meal, a “fondness for stuffed foods.. shared by the Sicilians,” and the introduction of rice, of which “some food writers even argue that the famous Risotto alla Milanese is an Arab-Sicilian invention transplanted north.” The resulting collection of recipes reflects Sicily’s exotic heritage and includes a mint-infused, Arab-style penne, grilled beef rolls with pecorino, currants and pine nuts and watermelon pudding studded with semisweet chocolate bits, pistachios and candied orange peel. This suggestive study of “the food Sicilians call cucina arabo-sicula” decorously removes another delicious layer of Italy’s riches.