Sicily DMC Incentives: Carnival

Sicily DMC Incentives: Carnival  in Sicily, as in many other parts of the world, means happiness. Masks, confetti and streamers are everywhere together with a lot of music. Almost every town organizes something for carnival. But where is the best carnival in Sicily ? There are many towns which assert that they have the best or the oldest carnival in Sicily. However, three towns celebrate carnival wiht special events. They are Acireale, near Catania, also famous for its baroque architecture, Sciacca, near Agrigento, famous for its thermal baths and Termini Imerese, another town famous for thermal baths, near Palermo. The Carnival in Sicily has ancient origins. It is the feast of abundance and binge eating before Lent fasting. This is the week of the year when delicious gravies and rich dishes are served at our tables; macaroni, cavateddi (a type of pasta) with meat sauce and pork rind, the traditional fat Thursday soup, typical of Modica County, and a lot of sweets as the Turkish’s heads of Scicli, the pignolata of Messina and the delicious chiacchere, strips of sweet pastry dough fried and coated with powdered sugar.   ACIREALE: It is considered one of Sicily’s most beautiful carnivals: the Carnival […]

Sicily DMC – Catania, visit the lava black city at the foot of Mount Etna! Watch this beautiful video

Sicily DMC – Catania lies cradled amidst the splendid greenery of its surroundings, yet at the same time opens out to the sea, welcoming us with its grand piazzas, wide roads, and architecture in lavic rock. The city is full of attractions, offering historic and artistic wonders for everyone. Remnants of history prove that the various cultures that have left their mark; the people have absorbed the influences of their many rulers, as seen in the architectonic lines of the buildings, churches and monuments. Its Duomo is a magnificent example. Reconstructed with the use of materials recovered from Roman-era buildings – such as the marble columns that decorate its courtyards – it looks out onto the piazza carrying its name (which after the earthquake was designed to leave ample space between buildings in the event of another destructive earthquake). It is dedicated to the city’s Patron, St. Agata, whose statue surmounts the main façade designed by Giovan Battista Vaccarini. Besides the church, the splendid Piazza Duomo is surrounded by the Palazzo Senatorio and elegant noble buildings arranged around the Fontana dell’Elefante, the symbol of the city. The monument, also the work of Vaccarini, is a kind of historical stratification: the […]

Sicily dmc incentives: almond blossom festival in the valley of the Greek temples in Agrigento

Sicily dmc incentives: Almond Blossom Festival (Sagra del mandorlo in fiore) has been taking place in Agrigento for already 72 years. It’s an international folk festival aiming to spread the message of peace, integration and cooperation between people. Every year in February, Agrigento celebrates the first almond blossoms of the season in its Sagra del Mandorlo in Fiore. The highlight of the festival, which continues until the beginning of March, is on the closing Sunday. A parade, accompanied by songs and dances, winds through the streets of Agrigento, celebrating peace, joy and fraternity. Sicily dmc incentives: The almond blossoms are celebrated as harbingers of spring; once the delicate pinkish-white blossoms appear, spring can’t be too far behind—at least in Sicily. Planting spring crops begins in earnest, and here in the south we can start to taste the promise of fava beans for the Festa di San Giuseppe (St. Joseph), Italian Father’s Day, on 19 March. Agrigento, founded by Greek colonists in 6 B.C., is one of Italy’s most under-appreciated spots with its Valle dei Tempii, home to five ancient temples: Concordia, Juno, Jupiter, Hercules, Castor and Pollux. They are official World Heritage landmarks, glow gorgeously golden at sunset, and provide […]

Sicily DMC incentives: Aeolian Islands

Sicily DMC incentives: Aeolian Islands    /Off the coast of Sicily, the Aeolian islands offer seas as clear as the Bahamas. Landscapes worthy enough to be film sets and exceptional restaurants. Smoldering volcanoes, bubbling mud baths and steaming fumaroles make these tiny islands north of Sicily a truly hot destination. Sicily DMC incentives: Aeolian Islands Astonishingly beautiful and extremely varied. The seven islands and various uninhabited islets of the Aeolian archipelago were designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2000. Their volcanic origins left a dramatic legacy of black-sand beaches, smouldering craters and splintered, rocky coastlines. Island-hoppers can discover their individual charms: from the spartan conical Alicudi, where donkeys are the only form of land transport, to the international jet-set playground of Panarea. North of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea, the archipelago was named after Aeolus, god of the winds, by Greek settlers. This has been a volatile part of the world ever since Filicudi, the first land mass, emerged from the sea 600,000 years ago. There are two active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano, and volcanic activity of some kind, whether steaming fumaroles or thermal waters waiting to be tapped, on most of the other islands. Winter storms see the […]

Sicily DMC incentives: Agrigento – the legendary door to the Olympus

Sicily DMC incentives: Agrigento  /The Province of Agrigento stretches out amidst ancient ruins and Baroque architecture, as well as sparkling beaches, marvelous islands, crystal-clear waters and ocean beds buzzing with life. It is the ideal place for those in search of culture, history and art, all in an environment of total relaxation and, of course beneath the warmth and rays of the Italian sun. The clear sea washes up onto one of the world’s most beautiful and transparent coasts. In the distance, the turquoise water seems to melt with the blue skies, and where the gaze meets the horizon lies the dazzle of a thousand blue hues. Long sandy beaches alternate with deep bays, adorned by the typical Mediterranean maquis that characterizes much of Sicily. Aromas of the land combine with the scent of the sea, that floats towards the shore on the light marine breeze. The Islands of Lampedusa, Lampione and Linosa, make up the Pelagiean Archipelago. These “Islands of the High Seas” are the southernmost point of the European Union. The hinterland is a great expanse of plains cultivated with vineyards, various grains and wheat, fruit orchards and orange groves; there, an array of greenery resides, and notable […]

Sicily incentives dmc: Catania Timelapse

The beauty of Catania summarized in a timelapse of 4 minutes and 5 seconds: history, art and culture, the frenetic coming and going of people in the historic fish market. The buzz is typically Sicilian, you can breathe the smell of the sea and the sky is clear like what only Sicily can offer through a good Sicily incentives dmc (sicily-incentives-dmc) The Catania Timelapse 4K video was made by the Sicilian photographer Leandro Grasso who wanted to enhance and make known the beauties that the city of Catania has to offer from an architectural and landscape point of view. The project consists of 12,965 photos 347 GB and completed in 6 months “The video is certainly aimed at tourists, but above all at Catania citizens, who often take what they have for granted”, reads the comment of the video published on the photographer’s YouTube channel. Click gallery to open article on Catania  Other interesting articles on Sicily events and attractions near Catania Sicily almond blossom festival in the valley of the Greek temples in Agrigento PASQUA IN SICILIA: le celebrazioni più belle da non perdere! Catania and the feast of Sant’ Agata   DESTINATION TAORMINA eolie The best beaches in […]

Sicily dmc: self-drive, team-building, adrenaline, party! Sicily Incentives!

DESTINATION SICILY – DMC Sicily dmc for Sicily Incentives  Are you looking for a new destination for your meetings, incentives, conferences, product launches or seminars? – look no further: Sicily DMC for Sicily Incentives. Sicily is an ideal destination for the EU market thanks to top 3 hour, daily direct flights and 4/5 star properties within 45 minutes of the airports, excellent Italian cuisine, vineyard tours and “Godfather” themed events. Destination Sicily is your local expert Sicily dmc to take care of your Sicily incentives. Experience the charm of Taormina, Palermo, Syracuse and more, plunge into endless activities, or just enjoy a moment of pure relaxation – Sicily is still one of the few places where doing nothing is not seen as a waste of time but a way of life: Dolce Vita. The recipe for a successful event Direct Non-stop Flights Enjoyable Climate Arts, Culture & Heritage Delicious Cuisine and wines Beautiful Natural Features Historical 5 star Hotels and Properties Excellent meeting Facilities Warm hospitable welcome Enjoy year round Mediterranean weather. Find beautiful examples of art of almost every age, from Greek to Baroque and from Roman to Medieval Experience a variety of different cuisines made with local healthy and […]

Festa di Sant’Agata 2020, notizie sulla festa in tempo reale

Sant’Agata Sicily DMC  2020, il giorno più lungo della festa: il giro interno Dopo i lunghi festeggiamenti del 4 Febbraio, che vedono il fercolo di Sant’Agata percorrere il giro esterno, il 5 febbraio, intorno alle 17.30, i fuochi di artificio annunciano l’uscita della Santa patrona di Catania e l’inizio del terzo giorno di festa lungo le vie di Catania 05 febbraio 2020 Il programma del 5 febbraio 2020 Nella tarda mattinata, in Cattedrale, viene celebrata la Messa Solenne: i garofani rossi di ieri simboleggianti il martirio, vengono sostituiti da quelli bianchi che rappresentano la purezza. Intorno alle ore 17.30 ha inizio il giro della vara dentro la città. Il fercolo percorre lentamente la via Etnea, attraversando piazza Università, fino a piazza Stesicoro. A seguire, il fercolo attraversa la via Caronda per dirigersi verso piazza Cavour. Poi, lo spettacolo pirotecnico al “Borgo” e inizia così la lunga discesa fino ai “Quattro Canti”. La “salita di Sangiuliano” è uno dei momenti più atteso dai fedeli insieme al canto delle monache di clausura di San Benedetto. Da qui il fercolo, passando davanti al monumento in onore del cardinale Dusmet in piazza San Francesco D’Assisi, si sposta lungo via Garibaldi per tornare in Cattedrale […]

San Vito Lo Capo, top Sicily beach

Sicily DMC – San Vito Lo Capo: set on a long beach that recalls the distant Caribbean with its colors, San Vito Lo Capo, thanks to its mild climate, even in winter, is one of the most popular destinations in western Sicily. Its position, between Palermo and Trapani, allows it to be easily reached from the two airports in western area. A typical fisher’s village, with low houses dotted with jasmine and bougainvillea, a Mediterranean atmosphere that immediately promises a lot of relaxation … The naturalistic beauties and the magic of places touched by myth are just some of the reasons that make a holiday in this corner of paradise essential. We are a few kilometers from the suggestive natural pearl of the Zingaro Reserve, from the splendid Monte Cofano, from the legendary Erice and from the Doric temple of Segesta … but much more awaits you! The heart of the town is Piazza Santuario which overlooks the sanctuary-fortress dedicated to San Vito martire, patron of the town. From here, via Savoia, it quickly reaches the sea, an irresistible attraction for everyone. Via Savoia, very popular especially in the evening, is a destination for shopping and relaxing walks, while in […]

Sicily DMC Incentives: Catania and the feast of Sant’ Agata

Sicily DMC Incentives: Catania and the feast of Sant’Agata, the most incredible religious festival in Europe Sicily DMC Incentives: Catania Sant’Agata Edition 2020. The feast of St. Agata, patron saint of Catania, is one of the most beautiful patronal feast in the world, from 3 to 5 February three days of worship, devotion, folklore, traditions. On the days of the celebrations the traditional ‘Fiera’ market of S. Agata takes place in the city. PROCESSION Every year Catania offers its patron an extraordinary feast that can be compared to the Holy Week in Seville or the Corpus Domini in Cuzco, Peru.  In those three days the city forgets everything to focus on the party, a mixture of devotion and folklore, which attracts up to a million people every year, among devotees and curious. The first day is reserved for candles. An evocative popular custom wants the donated candles to be as tall or heavy as the person asking for protection. The major religious, civil and military authorities participate in the procession for the collection of wax, a brief tour from the furnace to the cathedral. Two eighteenth-century carriages, which once belonged to the senate that governed the city, and eleven “candelore”, […]