The Malta Independent 24 August 2019, Saturday

Sicilia da Gustare features Malta and its culinary specialities for third year running

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 11:25 Last update: about 4 months ago

Gianna Bozzali

The presence of the Island of the Knights in the ‘Sicilia da Gustare’ guide published by Carmelo Pagano, is growing.   This time for the third consecutive year, Malta will be well-represented by some of its best restaurants.

In the 2019-2020 edition, which will be distributed next month with The Independent, that ideal ‘bridge’ connecting the two islands – with different cultures, languages and traditions, but both lying in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea - will be consolidated.


‘Sicilia da Gustare’ will provide very useful tips to both Sicilian and Maltese readers, with the aim of making them live delicious gourmet experiences, and inspiring new travel destinations.

The Guide itself loves travelling, thanks to a wide distribution by sea (on Virtu Ferries catamarans) and by air (on Air Malta flights), but also with a print run of around 30,000 copies distributed among the various restaurants and companies listed inside the book, as well supplements in La Sicilia and The Malta Independent.

“Our guide is increasingly becoming a useful instrument to bring closer together the peoples on both sides of the Mediterranean, just a few miles of distance from each other,” publisher Carmelo Pagano says.  

“As a Sicilian, I am fascinated by the lively tourism activity of Malta and I realised that, in addition to accommodation tourist service, the island is developing a strong high-quality catering sector, with an excellent food and wine offering.

“Malta and Sicily will become the ideal destinations for a holiday or a short visit where you can enjoy sea, history, relaxation, fun and, of course, excellent food.

“A new language that unites these two territories, Pagano adds, “an international language passing through the culture of the ‘haute cuisine’, made of high-quality ingredients, talented and skilled chefs.

“I would like to thank Gavin Gulia, Executive Chairman of the Malta Tourism Authority, who immediately supported this editorial initiative, aware of its great value for the promotion and enhancement of the gastronomic offer of the two islands.”

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