Our writer says: "I think Sicily is enormously appealing, intoxicating even, and above and beyond the island's natural beauty, history, traditions and cultural attractions, I love its cuisine, also quite distinct from the other regional cuisines of Italy. Spending part of a visit to Sicily in a cooking school is therefore a kind of paradiso."
Past the scenic porto turistico in Marsala, it a zone inhabited by the great old wineries of this ancient Phoenician trading city. Donnafugata is located here, a family owned winery that is the vanguard of a movement to transform the making and marketing of Sicilian wines.
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