About us

A life for Sicily

About us

We are Sicilians in Sicily. That’s what we offer.


The information you will read on our website is the fruit of 30 years of passion and studies of our Sicilian land.

It is produced by the members of MammaSicily, an exclusive club of Sicilians.

We are here assist with all your holiday requirements and answer any questions you may have.


MammaSicily - Our mission

MammaSicily is the website of the not for profit, cultural association, Il Console, an exclusive club of Sicilians that for over 30 years " ... has the aim of enhancing/highlighting, through appropriate initiatives the artistic heritage, cultural resources, the resources of traditions, culinary arts ... of the region of Sicily "(by-law, art 2).

The association is chaired by the motorwriter Giovanni Vallone and by his wife, the chef Silvana Recupero. They are devoting their life to the study and to promotion of their beloved island, collaborating with television networks, newspapers, magazines, radio worldwide: 24-7-365


Our services

We are truly Sicilians !

We ensure, as per our by-laws, to welcome travellers, and make certain they enjoy a safe and exclusive vacation.

Accommodation for rent: choose from among the wonderful properties listed on MammaSicily. These properties belong to the members of our association. They are guaranteed personally by Giovanni Vallone and Silvana Recupero. The Sicilian Mate is the company, chaired by Giuseppe Recupero (Silvana’s brother), who is encharged to spread these accommodations on-line.

Cuisine: the food ... to truly experience Sicily you must try the wonderful local cuisine! We, in our organization, have one of the most distinguished Sicilian chefs: Silvana Recupero....She will take you on a magnificent gastronomic journey! Buon appetito!

Museums, archeology, nature ....: on this page you will find all you need to know about Sicily. Hundreds of pages in which we have listed all the areas of interest of Sicily. This has been possible, thanks to the collaboration by the members of MammaSicily: archeologists, scholars, writers, guides ... Enjoy it!

Radio, books, televisions …: MammaSicily is governed by art and culture. During the year we produce a lot of radio and television productions, books, maps ... with worldwide producers. Are you an author, a producer, a publisher ... and you are captivated by Sicily? Contact Mamma!

And much more !: click the link to discover more!

We do not make a profit from our activities because we re-invest all our income to run and improve our services. We finance the study and the exploration of the Sicilian territory and we improve our website - the richest information source for all who want to visit Sicily. Sustained investment makes it possible to protect and promote the archaeological areas, the nature reserves, the cuisine and culture of Sicily.


Giovanni Vallone and Silvana Recupero: ours (yours) pillars

MammaSicily was born when two Sicilians, distinguished in the fields of culture and gastronomy, agreed to participate: the writer Giovanni Vallone (Rai, Mairdumont, Chin, Etna Park ...) and the chef Silvana Recupero.

The goal of Giovanni and Silvana is to always promote the rich and unique culture of Sicily: its history, places of interest and cuisine.

Do not hesitate to contact them for any information you may need.

They will be happy to answer all your questions: "Because it is our mission"

Contact Giovanni Vallone

Contact Silvana Recupero


A stress free Sicilian holiday with Mamma's members ready to welcome you.

For a perfect holiday.

Writers, chef, guides, mayors, scholars ... are the members of MammaSicily and they are always ready to welcome you and answer all your questions

We do this for love and for our by laws.

All the accommodation, the museums and the travel tips are carefully checked and approved by the Board of Directors before being published on our website.

We do this because we are truly Sicilians and we love Sicily! :-)


Sicilia: the most beautiful region in the world

Unesco has awarded Sicily with 6 world heritage sites:

Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)

Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands)

Mount Etna

Archaeological Area of Agrigento (Valley of the Temples)

Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica

Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Amerina

This is a record for a region.

Sicily is also the Italian region, with the greatest land area of nature reserves. Its protected oasis and nature reserves are really rich in flora and fauna

The famous coastline of the island consists of beautiful beaches and gulfs, crystal clear bays and stunning steep cliffs. Sicily is the largest Mediterranean Island and surrounded by the stunningly beautiful waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ionian Sea.

A place you simply must see!


Our staff

The bitterness of interrupted sympathy", was according Flaubert, the essence of a journey

Thanks to this medium that is the internet, this sympathy is never ending!

Our staff is fully at your disposal.

Following our staff:

Giovanni Vallone, President of MammaSicily, journalist and writer. Ask him for natura, archaeology, itinerary, museums …

Silvana Recupero, the chef of Sicily, one of the most prestigious world cuisine. Are you hungry ? Ask Silvana

Rosanna Sanfilippo, social, design, photography

Maria Motta, chief assistant

Giuseppe Recupero, general manager

Our Mamma’s Angels (that welcome the travellers): Renato Bica (Trapani), Lino Cuttonaro (Palermo), Luca Luparelli (Catania-Taormina), Livio Gradenigo (Siracusa), Sandra Zammitti (Ragusa), Adele Grungo (Messina)

For any general inquiry:


Our venue

We are in Sicily, of ocurse, in the lovely town of Aci Bonaccorsi (eastern slope of Etna volcano).