Catacombe dei Cappuccini Palermo

Sicily incentives catacombe dei cappuccini The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo (also Catacombe dei Cappuccini or Catacombs of the Capuchins) are burial catacombs. Today they provide a somewhat macabre tourist attraction as well as an extraordinary historical record. Palermo’s Capuchin monastery outgrew its original cemetery in the 16th century and monks began to excavate crypts below it. In 1599 they mummified one of their number, recently dead brother Silvestro of Gubbio, and placed him into the catacombs. Sicily incentives catacombe dei cappuccini The bodies were dehydrated on the racks of ceramic pipes in the catacombs and sometimes later washed with vinegar. Some of the bodies were embalmed and others enclosed in sealed glass cabinets. Originally the catacombs were intended only for the dead friars. However, in the following centuries it became a status symbol to be entombed into the Capuchin catacombs. In their wills, local luminaries would ask to be preserved in certain clothes, or even to have their clothes changed at regular intervals. Priests wore their clerical vestments, others were clothed according to the contemporary fashion. Relatives would visit to pray for the deceased and also to maintain the body in presentable condition. Montalbano Elicona Sicily Incentives Sicily DMC Incentives, Palermo […]

Etna, the emission of ash intensifies

sicily-incentives-etna-eruption sicily-incentives-etna-eruption The eruptive cloud reaches a height of about 4.5 kilometers above sea level in the east / north-east direction. Currently there is no reported ash fall in the inhabited centers of the area   sicily-incentives-etna-eruption The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanologyn of Catania announces that starting from 11:30 the emission of ash from the new SE crater has gradually intensified.  ​_ This is producing an eruptive cloud that reaches a height of about 4, 5 kilometers above sea level in an east / north-east direction. Currently there is no reported ash fall in the inhabited centers of the Etna area. As regards the temporal trend of the average amplitude of the volcanic tremor, it continues to show marked fluctuations in amplitude which overall define a substantially stationary trend which is maintained mainly in the interval of the average values.   The location of the source of the tremor is located near the area of ​​the SE Crater / New Southeast Crater, at a depth of about 2900-3000 meters above the mean sea level. sicily-incentives-etna-eruption From the point of view of infrasonic activity, no significant changes were reported. The analysis of the data of the permanent GNSS and clinometric […]

Etna in eruzione, continua lo spettacolo!

Sicily Incentives Etna eruzione: l’attività stromboliana del vulcano ha prodotto l’emissione di cenere dal Nuovo Cratere di Sud Est e ha causato una modesta ricaduta di cenere fino a Catania Sorgente: Etna, continua lo spettacolo con una nuova eruzione vulcanica Etna: latest activity on the top craters

Etna: latest activity on the top craters

Sicily Incentives Etna, still in the midst of its Strombolian activity, continues to show off. For several days, blasts of ash have poured over the whole Etna area. Just a few hours ago, the volcano made a big voice again, giving the spectators yet another – but still magnificent – natural spectacle.     Sicily Incentives ETNA Sicily’s greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain. To the ancient Greeks, Mount Etna was the realm of Vulcan, god of fire, and the home of the one-eyed monster known as the Cyclops. At approximately 3350 meters, it is €pe’s highest active volcano. The height of its summit changes with each eruption, and over the centuries a few lava flows have reached the coast. Over 1200 square meters of Etna’s surface is covered with solidified lava. Etna offers skiing in the Winter months and breathtaking hikes in the woods during the Summer. There are also a number of smaller peaks on the slopes of Etna, and some interesting caverns. Since Etna is a strato volcano , with relatively cool lava temperatures and numerous openings (vents), nobody ever knows precisely where on its vast surface the next eruption will be. Sicily Incentives Etna’s […]

Sicily’s best beaches!

Sicily Incentives Best beaches in Sicily. Sicily is a summer holiday jewel in the Mediterranean Sea and Sicily beaches are some of the most beautiful in all of Europe! If you are coming here and looking for some of the best beaches to relax on then check this list of the Best Beaches in Sicily. You will definitely choose one for your coming holidays! Sicily Incentives Best beaches in Sicily  /There is no one in Palermo who wouldn’t go to the beautiful beach of Mondello during the hot summer days. It can be sometimes overcrowded but is definitely on the list of the most beautiful places in Sicily.  The beach is located about 10 kilometers away from the city, nestled between Monte Pellegrino and Monte Gallo mountains. Sicily Incentives Best beaches in Sicily /Sant Vito Lo Capo’s turquoise waters and crescent-shaped sandy beach are a well-kept secret, sure to impress beach-lovers. Set against the imposing backdrop of Monte Monaco in Sicily’s north-west, this charming coastal town is also a big hit with climbers. Visit in September to experience the Cous Cous Festival. Who wouldn’t know the famous beach between Trapani and Palermo with the equally famous and iconic mountain? The beach is […]

Montalbano Elicona Sicily Incentives

  Sicily Incentives: A truly unprecedented and exclusive guided tour of Montalbano Elicona is scheduled on Friday 28 August. A fascinating nocturnal itinerary led by a professional guide to discover the most beautiful village in Italy between lights, shadows and medieval atmospheres. The appointment is scheduled at 7 pm at the entrance to the Castle, the first and enchanting stage of the journey that will continue through the alleys and other beauties of the village and will end at 9 pm. The Swabian Aragonese Castle of Montalbano is undoubtedly one of the most important and impressive castles in Sicily. It stands majestically on a hill in the center of the town. It was built, as we see it today (beyond the restorations of recent years), in 1300 at about 900 meters height, for purely military purposes and is part of the defense project of the territory of Emperor Frederick II of Swabia. It dominated the entire valley, from the Tyrrhenian area to that of Etna. In over eight centuries of history it has been the home of Norman, Aragonese and Spanish kings. Inside the castle there are two museum collections: the museum of bladed weapons and medieval musical instruments. The museum of […]

“Cento Sicilie” riaprono al pubblico il sito archeologico “Bagno arabo di Mezzagnone” a Santa Croce Camerina

50 artisti per “Cento Sicilie” riaprono al pubblico il sito archeologico “Bagno arabo di Mezzagnone” a Santa Croce Camerina   Sorgente: 01-1.jpeg (900×589) Etna, registrato un nuovo incremento nell’emissione di cenere 50 ARTISTI PER “CENTO SICILIE”. IL PROGETTO CULTURALE PROMOSSO DA CURVA MINORE E SOSTENUTO DALL’ASSESSORATO REGIONALE DEI BENI CULTURALI E IDENTITA’ Sorgente: 50 artisti per “Cento Sicilie” riaprono al pubblico il sito archeologico “Bagno arabo di Mezzagnone” a Santa Croce Camerina – Siciliafan

Etna, registrato un nuovo incremento nell’emissione di cenere

L’attività esplosiva è altamente variabile sia nel tempo che nell’intensità. L’andamento temporale dell’ampiezza media del tremore vulcanico continua a mostrare delle marcate oscillazioni Sorgente: Etna, registrato un nuovo incremento nell’emissione di cenere

Argimusco

ARGIMUSCO: Friday 21 August meeting at 9.30 at the Megalithic Site of Argimusco, a potential candidate for World Heritage Site and considered the Italian Stonehenge. Argimusco is a mysterious, enchanting and fascinating plateau formed by megaliths with anthropomorphic and zoomorphic shapes. It is located in the territory of Montalbano Elicona (ME). In this area there are numerous rocks of quartz sandstone modeled in extremely curious and particular forms, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic, whose nature is to be associated with wind erosion although popular tradition attributes them to an ancient human intervention.   Place of care and attendance of the most important emperors of Sicilian history such as Frederick II of Swabia.   The plateau boasts breathtaking 360 ° views. You can admire Mount Etna, the Aeolian Islands, the curious Rocca Salvatesta and Montagna di Vernà mountains, Capo Tindari, Capo Calavà and Capo Milazzo up close.   Sicily incentives dmc: Catania Timelapse   Sicily DMC Incentives, Palermo and Monreale, over 2000 years of history in Sicily   SICILY DMC INCENTIVES – DESTINATION TAORMINA   Sicily DMC – Siracusa    

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 […]