Catania pedonalizza centro storico: stop a bus turistici e taxi /Sicily DMC Incentives

Catania, pedonalizzazione centro storico Non potranno più attraversare piazza Duomo i taxi e i bus turistici. In questa fase diventano pedonali anche i piccoli tratti di via Garibaldi da piazza Duomo fino a via Spadaro Grassi e via Vittorio Emanuele, da piazza Duomo a via Raddusa /Catania pedonale Sicily DMC incentives Dalle ore 16 di ogni sabato, le domeniche e nei giorni festivi, piazza Duomo verrà interdetta anche ai bus, come sperimentazione di interdizione totale e dunque anche ai mezzi di trasporto pubblico /Sicily DMC incentives Il provvedimento riguarda anche piazza Dante che nella parte centrale verrà interdetta alla circolazione viaria per valorizzare il sagrato della Chiesa di San Nicolò l’Arena e l’ingresso del monastero dei Benedettini, entrambi siti culturali di grande valore architettonico molto frequentati dai turisti. Il sindaco Salvo Pogliese punta a procedere con gradualità per valorizzare le parti più belle del barocco catanese, tenendo conto anzitutto della conformazione settecentesca del centro storico con pochissime strade larghe e ristretti spazi di deflusso. L’assessore Arcidiacono ha annunciato che il prossimo passo, tra qualche settimana, parallelamente alla chiusura di altre vie di piccole dimensioni, sarà l’effettiva pedonalizzazione del tratto di via Etnea dalla Collegiata fino a piazza Stesicoro, attualmente solo […]

Cosa fare a Catania dal 21 a 23 febbraio 2020 /Sicily DMC Incentives

Cosa fare a Catania nel prossimo weekend Cosa fare a Catania nel prossimo weekend Tantissimi gli appuntamenti, anche legati all’imminente Carnevale, che caratterizzeranno questo week-end a Catania e provincia 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 […]

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 Incentives: Sicily skiing on an active volcano: ETNA!

Sicily DMC Incentives: Sicily skiing  /There are a lot of ways to enjoy Mt. Etna, but one of the most surprising is skiing on it. While Europe’s largest active volcano is commonly known for its role in Greek mythology and unpredictable eruptions, few realize it has ski resorts, too. Sicily DMC Incentives: Sicily skiing   /Sure, Mount Etna’s slopes may not be as expansive and exciting as those in northern Italy. But skiing on a volcano, with a view of the sea, makes this the most unique experience of skiing in Italy. Sicily DMC Incentives: Sicily skiing  /There are two distinct ski areas on Mount Etna. The southern one ends in Nicolosi, known here as Mount Etna Nicolosi. It covers more ground and is slightly higher with more vertical pistes than the northern resort. There are 4 lifts to service 14 groomed trails. Sicily DMC Incentives: Sicily skiing   /The northern resort is Piano Provenzana above the village of Linguaglossa. The terrain is suitable for all levels and offers both alpine and downhill slopes. The trails tend to be very smooth, thanks to the volcano’s settled lava! Better yet, crowds tend to be small, and at about 25 euro per day, ski […]

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: 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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]