"You are on Etna, mother of all the Adventures."

The soil nourished by volcanic ash is perfect for growing this energetic fruit with a distinctive flavour that makes it unique in the world.

“Bronte territory is an extraordinary combination of pistachio plants and lava soil.”

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1%

production

4.000

hectares

2

years

The Italian production of pistachio constitutes only 1% of world production, but represents the niche of excellence.

Of the 25,000 hectares of the Bronte area, 4,000 hectares of lava land are planted with pistachio groves.

The pistachio plant goes into production every two years. For a year the plant rests so that the following year it can bear richer and more abundant fruit.

1%

production

The Italian production of pistachio constitutes only 1% of world production, but represents the niche of excellence.

4.000

hectares

Of the 25,000 hectares of the Bronte area, 4,000 hectares of lava land are planted with pistachio groves.

2

years

The pistachio plant goes into production every two years. For a year the plant rests so that the following year it can bear richer and more abundant fruit.

Everything is done manually using only "sacchine" (sack-shaped containers) and a few drops of olive oil to remove the resin from fingers.

“Pistachios are harvested in August using traditional techniques even today.”

“Spaccasassi”

This is the name of the plant in Bronte.

Its extremely deep roots can make their way through lava rocks and even break them.