La Rivista - From the Blog
Ortygia is a small south-eastern island at the end of Siracusa and is home to three sides of the sea. You can almost smell Africa from the edges, where the breeze caresses your face and the sunshine is good for the soul. This beautiful corner of the world was once home to lush gardens, rows of citrus orchards, and atmospheric festivities. We can just smell the aromatic blood oranges growing in the groves among lemon trees, near Europe’s highest active volcano, Mt Etna. It is without wonder that Ortigia Sicilia has perfectly captured the essence of Siracusa in its soaps, candles, and scents to the point of almost retrofitting back in time.
Rituals can be simple in their requirements, repeated like clockwork each day. Others we reserve for just once a week, to create a familiar sense of celebration and comfort. With so much more time being spent at home, we have become our own in-house mixologist, chef and facialist. They are rituals we have created for ourselves, and while our newfound skills may not hold up in the real world, they make our time at home productive, grounding and a little bit luxury.