Feast And Festivals In Sicily
1 July - 31 August 2019
Taormina (Messina) - Taormina arte (Taormina Art)
A rich theater, music, dance, art and opera season.
9 May - 6 July 2019
Siracusa - Rappresentazioni classiche al teatro greco (The Greek Theater in Syracuse)
Euripide: Elena; Euripide: Le Troiane; Aristofane: Lisistrata. Information and reservation: +39/0931/487248; or +39/02/92897737; web site: www.indafondazione.org
29 - 30 June, 6 - 7 and 13 - 14 July 2019
Maletto (Catania) - Sagra della fragola (Strawberry Festival)
Traditional festival with sweets and typical products made with strawberry.
10 - 15 July 2019
Palermo - Festa di Santa Rosalia (Feast of Santa Rosalia)
"U fistìnu", A huge float known as the “Carro” carrying the statue of the patron Saint paraded through the town, Torchlight processions, fireworks, music bands and performances turn Palermo into an open air theater for one week.
7- 9 June and 12 - 14 July 2019
Aci Trezza (Catania) - Sagra del pesce spada (Hammerfish Festival)
Held during the religious celebrations in honor of patron Saint Giovanni Battista.
24 - 25 July and 14 - 15 August 2019
Caltagirone (Catania) - La scala illuminata
The highlight of the summer in Caltagirone, is the Luminaria Festival, held July 24-25, celebrating the city’s patron saint St.James and on the eve of August 14-15, celebrating SS. Maria del Ponte. The main landmark in town is the impressive Scala di Santa Maria del Monte, an exceptional staircase of 142 steps, connecting the old city at the top to the new at the bottom - the risers of each step are uniquely painted majolica tiles, and no two have the same design – rightly a Unesco World Heritage site.
During the celebrations, the steps are illuminated with thousands of small colourful oil lamps to create a true work of Art! A unique evocative experience!
24 - 28 July 2019
Trapani - Stragusto, Mediterranean street food festival
Local producers and events meet together in the suggestive Piazza del Mercato del Pesce for a special edition lasting 4 days.