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 (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 […]
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 […]
DESTINATION SIZILIEN For your Sicily incentives Sizilien ist die größte Insel Italiens. Sie ist durch die Straße von Messina vom Festland getrennt und wird vom Ionischen, vom Tyrrhenischen und dem Mittelmeer umspült. Eine der Perlen Süditaliens, die es zu entdecken und zu erleben gilt, durch das vielfältige Angebot an Reiserouten, auf denen man ganz nach Lust und Laune die Natur, Geschichte und Tradition der Insel kennen lernen kann. Sizilien ist mit allen Vorzügen der Natur gesegnet: es gibt Berge, Hügel und vor allem das Meer, das mit seinen unglaublichen Farben, seinen klaren Fluten und seinem herrlichen Meeresgrund, Sizilien zu einer der schönsten Inseln der Erde macht. Das Mittelmeer bietet in dieser Region einzigartige Landschaften, Dufte und kulinarische Erfahrungen, die nur eine unberührte Natur schenken kann. Allein die kleinen vorgelagerten Liparischen, Ägadischen und Pelagischen Inseln sowie Pantelleria und Ustica, die von der Schönheit ihrer Landschaft und deren besonderen Natur, Tradition, Kunst und Geschichte gekennzeichnet sind. Und vergessen wir nicht die eindrucksvollen Vulkane, die zum Teil noch Aktiv sind, wie z.B. der Etna und der Stromboli. Der Zauber wird außerdem durch zahlreiche archäologische Funde bereichert, die vom antiken Ursprung Trinakrias (so der alte Name Siziliens) zeugen sowie durch die vielen Monumenten, die […]
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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 […]
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, 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”, […]
Sicily DMC – Marzamemi is an ancient fishing village famous for its tonnara= tuna fishery. The small seaside town is 2 km away from Pachino, in the province of Syracuse. To reach it, you can land at Catania airport (100 km away) or at Comiso airport (75 km away). Interbus buses leave from Catania and reach Pachino. If you move by train, however, you get to Noto and from here you can take a bus. Finally, by car, you must take the Messina / Catania / Siracusa / Gela highway and exit at Noto, where the provincial road for Pachino starts (Sicily DMC- Marzamemi). It is an evocative place with its fishing soul. Its Tonnara is one of the most important in all of Sicily, and dates back to the time of Arab domination. Although in recent years the resort has focused heavily on tourism, thanks to its beautiful beach and the port equipped to dock pleasure boats, its luck is still today mainly in fish products such as bottarga and bluefin tuna belly, and wine: Nero d’Avola is produced here, one of the most famous Italian wines. Without forgetting the Pachino tomato, a PGI product that takes its name […]
For the fourth time the prestigious award remains in Sicily. Read on to see the video … Petralia Soprana, a small town located in the Palermo area, has won the title of “Borgo dei Borghi”. The recognition promoted by the well-known RAI Broadcasting “Alle Falde del Kilimangiaro”, for the fourth time remains therefore in Sicily. After Gangi (2014), Montalbano Elicona (2015) and Sambuca di Sicilia (2016) this year the “title” went to Petralia Soprana. It is the highest municipality of the Madonie and is located just a few kilometers from Gangi. Petralia Soprana won the ambitious award given by Philippe Daverio thanks to its landscape and architectural beauties.
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