Welcome to Chiaramonte Gulfi
Nicknamed il Balcone della Sicilia (Sicily's balcony), this delightful hilltop town offers (on a clear day) views that stretch from Gela in the south to Mt Etna in the north. Yet many visitors head here for a high of the gastronomic kind. Chiaramonte Gulfi produces a highly rated olive oil, accredited with the Denominazione d'Origine Protetta (DOP), not to mention premium pork products, from salami to salsiccie (sausages).
To build up an appetite, wander the knot of old medieval streets in the historic centre, crow over views that steal the breath and drop by Museo dell'Olio, the pick of the town's string of museums.