There Is More To Discover
Before the launch of each tour, we travel the region to discover the area's best-kept secrets, uncovering little-visited neighborhoods and hidden gems one would not find in guidebooks. Each tour is inspired by the local personalities we meet along the way. -
UNCOVR Travel | There Is More To Discover | Sicily - Part 2 of 5
Cristina Gionfriddo - [Planeta Winery]
We were introduced to the world of Planeta by Cristina Gionfriddo. Her stories of getting to know Menfi helped us to better know Sicily. Planeta expresses a Sicilian pride through treating guests to the culture, tradition, and products of the Sicilian people and landscapes.
Vera Russo - [Planeta Etna]
Vera Russo possesses perceivably boundless knowledge of the terroir and vinification. Meeting with her was our second introduction to the family that is Planeta. Planeta embodies an identity of existing in harmony with the land, not only through ambitious environmentalism but also through communicating the specific histories and characteristics of their distinct terroirs and communities. Planeta operates vineyards beneath the volcano of Mount Etna. This bold commitment to grow vine beneath an active volcano speaks to the manner with which Planeta sees itself in a harmony with the world.
Pierpaolo Ruta - [Antica Dolceria Bonajuto]
Antica Dolceria Bonajuto is the oldest chocolate factory Sicily. Their chocolate making method descends directly from the Aztec Xocoàtl. The process creates chocolate with a distinct aromatic cacao flavor while preserving sugar crystals that crumble with a crispness in your mouth. Pierpaolo Ruta operates the historic family business, happily sharing the a love of chocolate, and their historic production methods with the world. .
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