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Touristic information: Sicilia

Discovering Sicilia

Noto: the capital of Sicilian baroque, recently recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Etna Park: possibility of taking walks, including the Great Etnean Crossing.
Castle tour: Caccamo - with its spectacular location on a cliff top; Carini - made famous by the tragic events of Baroness Laura Lanza; Castelbuono - one of the most important testimonies of the noble Ventimiglia family.
Trapani: Orientata Saline Natural Reserve of Trapani and Paceco and Salt Museum, built inside an old Arab mill.
Other villages: Cefalù, Erice, Modica, Monreale, Ragusa Ibla.

Tastes and flavors in Sicilia

Cassata and Cannoli: ricotta cheese sweets that are the symbol of Sicily.
Caponata: typical eggplant dish but with variations made with fish.
Granita (water-ice): don’t miss breakfast with a coffee water-ice and whipped cream!
Sfincione: the Sicilian equivalent of Neapolitan pizza, found in every rotisserie and characteristic stalls or motolape.
Wines: Marsala, Nero d’Avola, Passito di Pantelleria, Zibibbo.

Handicrafts in Sicilia

Coral from Trapani: in all of its forms.
Ceramics: fine, hand-decorated ceramics that often reproduce floral decorations. Famous in Erice.
Pupi: typical Sicilian puppets.
Rugs from Erice: every rug comes with a numbered guarantee signed by the artist attesting to the quality of the materials used.

Sicilia: events & exhibitions

Catania: 1st week of February – Festival of St. Agatha: Three days of worship, devotion and folklore in honor of the city’s patron saint.
Noto: 3rd weekend in May - Baroque Spring. With entertainment, craft exhibitions, processions of period carriages and flower-decked floats. It ends with the “Infiorata di Via Nicolaci” (the “Decking with Flowers of Nicolaci Street”).
Palermo: mid-July – Festival of St. Rosalia. The city is transformed into an immense stage on which the “miracle” of the saint is acted out.
Siracusa: June and July – Classical Theater Season. The most important classic tragedies are performed in the Greek Theatre.