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“an aromatic garden with a view”
Review of Gli Aromi Sicily

Gli Aromi Sicily
Ranked #1 of 44 things to do in Scicli
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: From over 20 years "gli AROMI" deals with the production and marketing of officinal plants and aromatic herbs, focusing on endemic species of the sicilian coast and in particular of the iblea area. The firm produces more than 150 different varieties using traditional methods.At the firm are organized real fragrance journey, tastings and tours for the custermers. Besides the sale in vase, we propose fresh packed aromas for high cookery. We shoot for to increase the product range, obtaining quality and excellence of the spiciese already produced, and also suggest guide tours for visitors. The tour includes a ride in the firm illustrating all the varietiese of the herbs and possible using.
Reviewed November 4, 2012

My family and I visited Gli Aromi in August 2012, we had a wonderful tour of the property hosted by the owner and it was quite a discovery for all our senses, the variety of herbs the spectacular view and the generosity of the owner made our tour a memorable one. We had a hard time finding the place and we almost turn back but we are so happy that we did persist and enjoyed the visit. Highly recommended if you visit the wonderful Ragusa/Scicli region.

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Reviewed October 28, 2012

I recommend a visit to Gli Aromi if you are in the area without reservation.
It's a beautiful facility and the owners are lovely.

Thank T L
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Our visit to Gli Aromi was an insightful and memorable experience. Enrico was so passionate and knowledgeable about his plants and fruits, and it was wonderful to share his enthusiasm.I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone visiting the Ragusa regions.

Louise P and Ozy M, London

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Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

Set in the hills ocer looking Plaia Grande & even Malta in the late autumn...is the result of an endeavour by Dr.Enrico Russino to share the cornucopia of fresh herbs & fruit with all of Italy & the world. Try to come on a Sunday for a sunset event with antipasti & local wine! If you dont have a garden to embellish then buy a spice mix, dried local beans or a fabulous cookbook of local dishes! Then be sure to book dinner in the nearby city of Scicli at Satra (wild thyme)owned by his creative & talented girlfriend Rita for an exceptional dinning experience!

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

An extensive garden of Sicily's aromatic herbs set against the backdrop of the Mediterranean and a gracious, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic owner, Enrico Russino, are a winning combination at Gli Aromi. During the informative tour where we met several members of his family, Enrico explained that April and May are the prime months to visit because the herbs are in full bloom and his garden is riotous with color. Gli Aromi is a destination that horticulturists and chefs will not want to miss. In addition to tours of his gardens, Enrico hosts weekend wine tastings which feature some of the best wines and foods that Sicily produces.

During our tour we purchased several dried spices and a cook book, "Sicilia in cucina," which features, among other recipes, several created by Rita, the owner of a new restaurant in Scicli, a pretty little town about ten minutes away. At the restaurant we had a delicious lunch of ravioli stuffed with pumpkin and a pureed bean soup with ricotta, both offering the freshness and subtle, layered flavors of a truly gifted chef.

Both Gli Aromi and Rita's restaurant (contact Gli Aromi for the name) are well worth a return visit for us on future Sicilian trips.

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