About us

A life for Sicily

About us

Hello world, we are Sicilians, born and raised in the sun of this island, and who deeply love their land.

We are women, men and a dog: Pedro, a nice Sicilian bull!

This site is owned by Sicilian Mate, an advertising service company.

MammaSicily is the name given to a project witch aim is to enhance Sicily from a tourist and cultural point of view and with the collaboration of some of the most distinguished Sicilian scholars and organizations.

Sicilian Mate handles the tourist section dedicated to house renting and requires the information about Sicily, from a strictly cultural point of view, from Il Console Association.

With the term MammaSicily, therefore, we refer to the collaboration between Sicilian Mate and Il Console Association. 




We are all Sicilians in Sicily

All the information you will find on our website is the fruit of 30 years research of passion and studies of our land.

Researchers, explorers, writers, mayors... have made this great book of Sicily!

Also, Mamma Sicily collaborates with several local tourist offices (Pro Loco) with which we assist you with all your holiday requirements and answer to any questions you may have.



MammaSicily: our mission

Il Console (MammaSicily) is an exclusive club of Sicilians that for over 30 years " ... has the aim of enhancing/highlighting, through appropriate initiatives the artistic heritage, the cultural resources, the resources of traditions, the 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 devote their life on studying and promoting their beloved island, collaborating with television networks, newspapers, magazines and radio's worldwide: 24-7-365.

We ensure, as per by-laws, to welcome all travelers, and make sure they enjoy and have a safe and exclusive vacation.

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



MammaSicily: our services

Accommodation for rent: The properties published on this site have been entered by Sicilian Mate, a real estate company chaired by Giuseppe Recupero.

Experiences: Etna tour, cooking school, housewives who will cook for you a genuine typical meal, and much more. Enjoy our tours!

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 in Sicily. This has been possible, thanks to the collaboration of all the members of Il Console Association: archeologists, scholars, writers, guides ... Enjoy!



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 area dedicated to nature reserves. It's protected oasis and nature reserves are really rich in flora and fauna

The famous coastline of the island consists in beautiful beaches and gulfs, crystal clear bays and stunning steep cliffs. Sicily is the largest Mediterranean Island and it's 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 to Flaubert, the essence of a journey

Thanks to internet, this sympathy is never ending!

Our staff is at your complete disposal: click here to know them

For any general inquiry:




How to become a member of “The Console” Association

It is possible to become a member of the Cultural Association “Il Console” by paying an annual fee of €160, becoming an Ordinary Partner (the membership will automatically expire on expiration date).

It is also possible to support the association through an optional contribution and in this case become a Supporting Member.

It is possible to register directly through this site, forward your request to “Sicilian Mate”.

If you wish you may also, through “Sicilian Mate”, devolve part of the payment of your reservation as a membership fee, thus benefiting of the association's services.

Finally, you can request to the view the Association’s statute : just send an email to




Our venue

We are in Sicily, of course. Our venue is located in San Giovanni La Punta, province of Catania.


Giovanni Vallone and Silvana Recupero leaders of Il Console Association who takes care the Cultural Department of Mamma Sicily
Giovanni Vallone and Silvana Recupero leaders of Il Console Association who takes care the Cultural Department of Mamma Sicily
Pedro, a freakish Sicilian boulldog, mascotte of MammaSicily
Pedro, a freakish Sicilian boulldog, mascotte of MammaSicily
Rosanna and Maria
Rosanna and Maria
Cooking Class
Cooking Class
Luca and the chef Silvana
Luca and the chef Silvana
Pedro in San Vito Lo Capo
Pedro in San Vito Lo Capo
Wed with Mamma
Wed with Mamma