Sulphur, when found in nature in its pure state, has a citrine yellow colour characterised by clarity and luminosity, which makes it shine under the sun’s rays. It is often found in microcrystalline clusters and therefore appears fragmented.
In the presence of impurities, the colour changes from yellow to brown and, in some cases, almost black.
When it binds with hydrogen, sulfur becomes hydrogen sulfide and begins to emit the characteristic smell of rotten eggs.
This phenomenon does not occur in sedimentary quarries, but rather in those of volcanic origin.
Wheat has been grown in the Agrigento area since the time of Akragas.
For the feast of Saint Calogero, hundreds of kilograms of large loaves of bread are baked to be enjoyed while still warm with oil, pepper and fresh local cheese.
The contrast between the warmth of the loaf of bread and the freshness of the cheese stored in a cool place creates an explosion of flavours that taste of tradition and authenticity.