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 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 Incentives

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 […]

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”, […]

Marzamemi, fishing village in southern Sicily – Sicily dmc incentives

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 […]