Lord Nelson and Pistachio Tour

A walk through the places of the Green Gold of Mount Etna

Lord Nelson and Pistachio Tour

A walk through the places of the Green Gold of Mount Etna


Our driver/guide will pick you up for the Lord Nelson and Pistachio Tour at around 8:45 – 9:00am from your accommodation or another meeting point.


The first stop of the Lord Nelson and Pistachio Tour is Nelson’s Castle. This originally was an abbey dating to 1174. It has a Gothic-Norman portico and contains a Byzantine icon which, according to tradition, was painted by St Luke. It was a gift for Lord Hora­tio Nelson – British flag officer – from Ferdinando Borbone. The King Ferdinando honoured the English admiral for stopping the Naples’ riots during the 1799 rebellion and saving his own life.

The Castle is lo­cated in Bronte, the city famous for its “Pi­stachio” a DOP product. Here you’ll taste delicious food made with the “green gold” of the Etna.


Second stop: Lord Nelson and Pistachio Tour will move towards a small villa­ge located in the Nebrodi mountains, so called from the Greeks with the word “νεβρός”, which means “Pricket”. An area long inhabitated, the Nebrodi are today a flourishing natural reserve, not only for its history and traditions, but also for the production of hazelnuts, for the corky oaks plantations and especially for the “Black Piglet”. Highlight of the visit will be the tasting of local salami.


The return on the minivan is set at around 17:00pm so to be back at your accommodation approximately at 18:30pm.


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Important Information

Recommended equipment

Comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, bottle of water, camera

Itinerary variation

The itinerary may be subject to variations based on extraordinary events, strikes, bad weather or other unforeseeable situations not dependent on our will.

Included in the price

Transportation in luxurious Mercedes Minivan with air conditioning or similar.

Excursion in small group, max 8 people

Child seat (on request)

Multilingual guide – driver available for the whole day

Not included in the price

Entrance tickets to monuments

Everything not specified in the “included in the price” list

Suitable for


Bronte, Nebrodi

Bronte (Bronti in Sicilian) is an Italian municipality of 19.074 inhabitants of the metropolitan city of Catania in Sicily. It extends to the western slopes of Mount Etna. It is a municipality of the Etna Park and the Nebrodi Park. Summer is characterized by the torrid heat and a drastic decrease in precipitation, mostly relegated to short afternoon thunderstorms.

The Nebrodi mountains (from the Greek νεβρός (nebrós), “fawn”, in Sicilian milestones Nèbbrudi), or Caronie, are a mountain range of northern Sicily (province of Messina) which, together with the Madonie to the west and the Peloritani to the east, they form part of the Sicilian Apennines. They face north, directly on the Tyrrhenian Sea, sometimes almost overhanging; their southern limit is constituted by the Etna, from which they are separated from the Alcantara river and from the high course of the Simeto.

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