Territories & Wineries
#VIS8, Day 2. Monti Sartorius > Piano Provenzana > Sant’Alfio > Feudo di Mezzo
foto di Roselena Ramistella
We crossed the birch forest to begin a walk that leads us to the top of the craters, stopping in front of the panoramic view that embraces both the Tyrrhenian and the Ionian Seas. The mountains take the name of the German volcanologist Wolfgang Sartorius, created following the 1865 eruption.
We go down to visit the “Grotta della Neve” (“Snow Cave”, t.n), using the stairs carved into the rock and the sun creates a strange effect of water vapour in contact with the humidity of the cave. In 1784, during his Grand Tour in Italy, J. Houel made documentation of this particular place in his painting now hung at the Hermitage Museum.
At the Feudo di Mezzo winery, today the harvest is finished but the work in the cellar has just begun.