The Ortigia collection features a range candles inspired by the cultural wealth and natural beauty of the island of Sicily. All of the colours, scents and aesthetics are Sicilian. All of the plants used to create the Ortigia range are indigenous to Sicily. Ortigia scented candles are made from natural and traditional ingredients, such as olive oil, palm oil, almond oil, lanolin, naturally distilled lavender and vegetable dyes.
Ortigia was the name given by the Greeks to the island south of the city of Syracuse, the greatest city in the Greek Empire after its capture in 415 BC. Situated
on the eastern coast of the island, it is in the area of Sicily known as 'La Sicilia Orientale'.
Because of its proximity to Africa, this region of Sicily has an almost tropical climate. This is the only area where blood oranges are grown; cactus, eucalyptus, lemon and grapefruit trees are also cultivated, while almonds, pistachios, saffron, vines and olives thrive in the rich volcanic soil. Black lava is ubiquitous: in the soil and rocks, in the building material of the majority of the buildings in Catania, where even the cement of the houses is black. It is an omnipresent reminder of Mount Etna - Europe's highest active volcano.
The island's history, reflected in the uniquely rich and layered culture that is found in Sicily today, has inspired the Ortigia range.
Traditional products with a modern ethic.