When you look for a souvenir, you’re choosing something that will remind you of your best memories of Sicily. The place where you have left a piece of your heart. Here are some ideas for taking a piece of Sicily away with you and sharing your memories with your friends and loved ones. Buy some typical products, such as almond pastries, Nebrodi black pork salami, Modica chocolate and Bronte pistachio to delight your guests over dinner or offer them as delicious gastronomic gifts.
A jewel representing the Sicilian icons is the most elegant way to keep the warmth of the island with you. You can choose the trinacria or the prickly pear or the wheel of the Sicilian cart. But if you are looking for elegance and originality, jewellery made from Sciacca coral or obsidian, a kind of lava glass with healing properties, will be just right for you or your sweetheart.
There are many ways to wear Sicily’s traditional symbols. You can buy small fabric patches and sew them onto your clothes to bring colour and originality to your look. You can sew them on the coffa, a Sicilian hand woven bag. There are colourful ornaments that represent majolicas, temple columns, lemons and jasmines too.
If you are looking for special and exclusive home ornaments, Caltagirone ceramics are perfect for you. The Pigna (Sicilian pine cone) is the gift to wish good health, luck and prosperity. The Moor’s Heads will decorate your home and will give you the opportunity to tell your guests the fascinating story of their origin. Are you looking for something really uniquel? The Pupi Siciliani are the puppets depicting the knights of the Carolingian cycle. They represent the heroes of the Opera dei Pupi (puppet opera), which is part of the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. The Pupi are a perfect souvenirs to impress even your most eccentric and distinguished friends.