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What to see in Marsala

Marsala, Sicily, for Expo 2015

Marsala is the biggest town in the Trapani province. It is known all over the world thanks to its fortified wine by the same name, but avery tourist that comes by falls in love with the city and with the beauty of its surroundings. If it is your first time here we have a few suggestions to make about itineraries and places to see. The old town. From Porta Garibaldi on your right you will find the fish market, which is always crowded in the morning, and the sixteenth-century Spanish Quarter, now the town hall. On the left opens a small square enriched by the elegant...

How to book a holiday in Sicily on a...

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A holiday in Sicily can be pretty expensive, especially if you have to travel oversea, so we want to give you a few tips on how to stay on budget. Accommodation The first and most expensive thing you have to book, apart from the flight, is the accommodation. If you are planning a full relax vacation we are sure you dream...

5 things to know before you go to Si...

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Are you coming to Sicily for the fist time? Well let’s get you in the right mood. Regardless of where you come from you’ll soon find out that this island is different from anything else you’ve seen so far. Its charm comes from thousands of years of history, and from that sense of contrast deeply bounded to the Sicilian spirit....

The Sicilian flag, between history a...

The Sicilian flag

Whether you have been to Sicily or you haven’t visited this island yet, you most certainly are familiar with the Sicilian flag: have you ever wondered what that face with three legs stands for? That’s what our new post is about. Like most flags of the world, the flag of Sicily has undergone various changes through time, but its two...

Feast of St. Joseph in Marettimo isl...

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The Feast of St. Joseph is one of the most heartfelt celebrations in the village of Marettimo (TP). Celebrations in honor of the patron saint begin with a novena and the image of the saint is framed at the “Altars” set up by the families in their own homes. In addition to the image of the saint and the Holy...

Agrigento Almond Blossom Festival

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The Almond Blossom Festival is a great festival that offers performances of folk groups through the streets, the evening torchlight procession of folklore, folk music performances and many typical Sicilian tastings. The city of Agrigento and the beautiful Valley of the Temples are the backdrop to the events along with flowering almond trees. If you want to join the Almond...

Carnival in Sicily: local specialtie...

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Carnival in Italy is a feast which is synonymous with freedom, joy and recklessness, from  which the Christian tradition recalls ancient rituals as the Greek or the Roman Saturnalia Dionysian ceremonies. In Sicily, the Carnival is a deeply felt celebration, highlighted by impressive parades and events that in some cases last for days. Anyway do you know what you eat...

Carnival in Sciacca

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Historically, the Carnival of Sciacca is in rivalry with the Carnival of Acireale. It is a party that is born “from below”, in 1500: in the middle of the first celebrations there were the masks but above all a feast made with wine, sausage and cannoli. Since the ‘900 and, particularly after the war, that the Carnival of Sciacca is...

Carnival in Acireale

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In Acireale, every year takes place one of the third most famous Carnival festivals of Italy, so you can’t miss it all. We suggest you to rent a Villa in Catania to enjoy your stay during the days of Carnival. In acireale, the Carnival was born spontaneously, with Saturnalia organized directly by citizens who, free from the constraints of social...