In Sicilia riaprono siti e musei: ingressi gratis per una settimana

La Sicilia è pronta a ripartire anche dal punto di vista culturale. Da sabato i musei regionali, i Parchi archeologici e gli altri siti siciliani della cultura riaprono al pubblico, dopo la chiusura forzata degli ultimi mesi. Per lanciare un segnale forte di ripresa, la Regione Siciliana ha deciso che dal 30 maggio a domenica 7 giugno i musei e le aree archeologiche dell’Isola apriranno gratuitamente. L’iniziativa del governo Musumeci segna il rilancio dell’attività culturale nella regione e vuole essere un gesto per ringraziare i siciliani e tutti coloro che, mostrando serietà e responsabilità, per oltre due mesi sono rimasti in casa, contribuendo, in questo modo, alla limitazione dei contagi, che in Sicilia, fortunatamente, non hanno raggiunto i livelli di altre zone d’Italia. Per evitare code agli ingressi, tuttavia, sarà obbligatorio prenotarsi online in anticipo (https://youline.eu/laculturariparte.html) e verificando così la disponibilità nel giorno e nella fascia oraria prescelta, tenuto conto che gli ingressi saranno contingentati e sottoposti a tutte le misure sanitarie previste dalla legge. Per chi prenoterà la visita gratuita, basterà poi esibire all’ingresso il codice di prenotazione ricevuto. Non sarà consentito, per ragioni di sicurezza e per mantenere il distanziamento, l’ingresso a coloro che non avranno preventivamente utilizzato il sistema di prenotazione […]

Villa Tasca, Palermo: the out of the ordinary accommodation in Palermo

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Easter in Sicily -Sicily DMC Incentives:

Sicily DMC Incentives: Easter in Sicily /Sicily is famous for its spectacular celebrations surrounding Pasqua (Easter) as Sicilians head to church and take to the streets in parades to honour the most important week in the Christian calendar. Festivities continue throughout Holy Week, culminating on Easter Sunday, when families enjoy a lunch based on roast lamb and specially-prepared cakes.  Sicily DMC Incentives: Easter in Sicily Pasquetta (Easter Monday) is traditionally the first chance for a spring outing in the year, when Sicilians head for parks, beaches and nature reserves to have a picnic. All over the island, in large towns and tiny villages alike, processions weave their way through narrow streets, central thoroughfares and piazzas until finally they arrive at the local parish church or Cathedral. Sicily DMC Incentives: Easter in Sicily /Easter also signals the arrival of Spring, and many pagan traditions that used to mark the arrival of the “beautiful season” have been incorporated into the religious festivities. For food lovers, Easter is a great time to come to Sicily: enticing seasonal delicacies and gastronomic delights celebrate the bounty of Primavera. It is the time for Martorana, or Pasta Reale, marzipan confectionary that is delighfully shaped and painted to […]

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: 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 […]