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“A rare treat”
Review of Gli Aromi Sicily

Gli Aromi Sicily
Ranked #1 of 41 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.
Providence, Rhode Island
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“A rare treat”
Reviewed 20 October 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.

Visited October 2012
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“A true moment of happiness.”
Reviewed 7 August 2012

A fascinating tour of the azienda followed by a delicious aperitif (almost a meal) . All with magnificent views of the sea and gracious hosts. We will certainly return.

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Herbal Heaven”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

We almost missed visiting Gli Aromi when in Sicily earlier this year (April 2012) and that would have been some miss. When we got there it was nearly closing time but we were seen and helped just in time. Shown around this place of wonder by the owner in great detail and generosity of spirit it was one of the highlights of our stay in Sicily. The herbs lifted our spirits and the entire visit was totally inspirational. So there we were sitting down gazing out at a beautiful coastline,and gorgeous sunset and glass of wine in hand with all these sensational aromas filling our senses - what a gift to be given at the end of a perfect day. Thank you Enrico and family for providing such a beautiful place to visit. We loved it.

Visited April 2012
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California
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19 reviews
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“Short but charming visit to the herb farm”
Reviewed 11 July 2012

My husband and I came mid-day during the height of the summer heat (try to plan your visit so you don't make the same mistake) none the less, the owner was happy to tour us around his farm and enthusiastically show us new varieties of flowers and herbs. Who knew there were so many different types of fragrant smelling geraniums. If you are in the area I highly recommend a visit, this is off the beaten path and has lovely views of the land and sea.

Visited July 2012
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Stamford CT
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“Gli Aromi”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We had a wonderfull visit to Gli Aromi herb farm our host loves herbs and people, well worth the time.

Visited April 2012
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