Around Sicily, what to know
| Fun, Festivals, Events:
3rd-5th February – Sant’Agata in Catania – procession of the patron saint of Etna
In mid-February – Almond Blossom Festival in Agrigento, within the Valley of the Temples – Musikkkapellen and beautiful girls parading.
February / March – carnival parades with hundreds of carts and masks in Sciacca and Acireale.
Maundy Thursday – Procession of the Veronica in Marsala (. Using the veil of St. Veronica, kreutz superior Jesus wiped the sweat from.)
Green Friday – Büßerprozession in Trapani – Hundreds of hooded pullover men pull through the night. I Giudei in San Fratello – a burlesque-aggressive folk festival.
Easter – insider tip! Devil Dance in Prizzi – colored shrill Ausstreibung the winter procession and dances of the Albanians in Piana degli Albanesi.
May 15 30th June – Festival of the Greek Theatre in Syracuse – ancient tragedies where they were listed already 2500 years ago.
June to September – Orestiadi in Gibellina – summer festival with art, music, theater.
Mid-June – Taormina Estate – Summer Festival in Greco-Roman theater Spettacoli Classici – Antique spectacle in the theater of Segesta.
10th-15th June – San’t Alfio Trecastagni – Folklore, Parade Sicilian carts.
27th-29th June – San Paolo and San Sebastiano in Palazzolo Acreide – Procession of the Saints, which is the confetti battle between their followers.
11th-15th July – U Fistinu in Palermo - Rosalie (Palermo’s patron saint) with fixed carts, processions, Jahmärkten and outdoor concerts. August 14 – Palio dei Norman in Piazza Armerina – Rider battles in medieval costumes.
14th-15th August – Mata and Grifone in Messina – very tall, supported by human figures to remember the liberation of the Arabs.
The end of August – Ballo della Cordella in petralia Sottana – ring dance in traditional costumes (Thanksgiving)
the end of September – Couscous and Mediterranean cuisine with chefs from Sicily, the Orient and North Africa in the best bech of Italy San Vito Lo Capo.
December 13 – Santa Lucia in Syracuse – Procession and Festival of Lights.
Here you’ll find in brief the most important addresses and information for your trip to Sicily.
Getting Sicily by car: Until today the Salerno-Reggio Calabria is in construction, some roads with total closures and detours, winding mountain roads. Alternative is the car ferry Genoa / Livorno-Palermo and Naples-Palermo. Prices, timetables and reservation on the web at www.traghetti.com
Getting sicily by plane:
Getting by train: Direct trains or coaches there are not charges for sleeper and IC can be more expensive than the flight the ride.
How to get from Palermo Airport Falcone e Borsellino to Palermo Center:
by train: lenght around 1 hour, the cost is 9.00€pp/ one way, the stop is Palermo Notarbatolo,after walking 20 minutes to Piazza Castelnuovo,details on www.trenitalia.com
by bus: lenght 40 minutes, the cost is around 6.00€ pp/one way,the stop is on Piazza Castelnuovo, more details on http://www.prestiaecomande.it/
by taxi: lenght is 30 minutes and the cost is around 40.00 €
How to get from Trapani Airport to Palermo
by bus : lenght 2hours and 20 minutes, the cost of ticket is around 20.00 €/pp one way, more details on www.terravision.eu
by taxi: lenght 1 hour and 20 minutes, the cost is around 110.00 €, for more details just contact me on email@example.com and I can book it for you!
How to get to Palermo from Catania
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by bus: the lenght is around 3 hours and its cost is 35.00€ pp/one way