Excursions | 3th July 2024, 8am - 5.30pm


Tasca d'Almerita: the local ecosystem in a bottle of wine

credits: https://www.tascadalmerita.it/en

Tasca d’Almerita is one of the most renowned wine producers of Sicily, known for its high-quality wines and extensive vineyard holdings (around 600 ha). 

The Tasca family run winemaking for over two centuries and, owing estates spread across different areas of Sicily, it pursue the specific aim to enhance native grape varieties and territories of the highest potential for winegrowing.


Valdibella: the harmony on fields. Sustaining biodiversity, nourishing life, cultivating beauty​

Valdibella is characterized by the strong diversification of its production, such as wine, oil, wheat, pasta, legumes, citrus fruits, fruit, including almonds and pistachios, and vegetables, both fresh and processed. 

It was founded in 1998 as a cooperative, seeing the union of farmers as the only way to improve their market position (by increasing their bargaining power) and avoid the exploitation of agricultural workers, restoring their dignity and pride in their profession, centered on the valorisation of the territory and its specific products in sustainable key.


The green gold of Belìce Valley​

The Belìce Valley is the largest monovarietal olive grove area in the Mediterranean. Here the growing of the “Nocellara del Belìce” cultivar dominates the landscape from the gentle inland hills to the mouth of the Belìce river. The discovery of ancient millstones in the Archaeological Park of Selinunte shows that the production of olive oil has been widespread in this area since the 5th century BC. However, it was not until the 1700s that olive-growing really began to spread throughout the Belìce Valley.

The excursion includes visits to Geolive Belice Company and Asaro Organic Farm


Agricultural sharing for the resilience of rural communities

The excursion offers the opportunity to learn about exemplary actions of community engagement and generative local development, which originate from the desire to make the most of scarcely used territorial resources, capable of fostering social innovation, reorienting agriculture towards more equitable logics, and supporting the creation of common goods. 

The excursion includes visits to CRESM Cooperative / LAG Valle del Belice and Rita Atria Libera Terra Cooperative



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