Holidays in Sicily: spring, summer in Catania.
Holidays in Sicily, the city, the events ...

Spring and summer in Sicily...

Primavera in sicilia

Catania and the little towns of its province celebrate the most beautiful seasons of the year with a great number of meetings and events.

Trecastagni, the 10th of May celebrates the Patron St. Alfio with the evocative procession of the penitents who arrive bare-foot, walking for kilometres to St. Alfio's church to show their devotion. In the background of the procession you can find a little market with stalls full of fresh garlic and a band playing classical music in the square. In Macchia di Giarre between the 22th and 25th of June there is the 24th festival of the cherries with a parade of folkloristic groups and Sicilian handcart. The 24th of June, during St. John's feast, Acitrezza, a lovely sea-town, famous for Verga's "Malavoglia", organizes a typical representation "u pisci a mari" (the fish in the water). It consists in the hunting of a man disguised as a fish who escapes the capture between the rocks of the Ciclopi. For St. Peter's feast, the 29th of June, Riposto organizes a procession of the Saint's statue on a fishing boat, sailing to Torre Archirafi's mole, escorted by other boats. Catania, from June to September organizes every evening in the fair centre "Le Ciminiere" a series of musical, theatrical and dancing manifestations.