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6 THINGS TO DO IN SICILY

A Walk around Mount Etna

March–August • activity

For over half a million years mount Etna has been in a state of continuous eruption

Sicilian Blood Oranges

January–April  • food

The oranges with the red juice and sweet distinctive taste are the fruity pride of Sicily

Ragusano Cheese

November–May  • food

One of the most famous Sicilian cow milk cheeses, Ragusano is usually 7 months aged

Sea Urchins

mid-November–late April • food

Sea urchins, also known as sea hedgehogs, are a cool weather delicacy

Sicilian Chestnuts

October–March  • food

Days can be still warm in October, but night are getting colder, which means the beginning chestnut season!

The Dance of the Devils in Prizzi

March 26–April 01, 2018 • event

The unique and grotesque Easter celebration in Sicily is carried out in a little town Prizzi

13 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

La Sciuta di San Sebastiano

August 10 • event

The celebration of San Sebastiano in Sicily can easily top every patron saint festival in the whole Italy

Saint Agata Festival

February 03–February 05 • event

The celebration of the Catania ma​​rtyr is one of the central events in this region of Sicily

Beach Season

May–early November  • activity

The warm Sicilian climate offers warmth up to seven months a year!

The Feast of Archangel Michael

September 28–September 29 • event

The celebration in honour of St. Michael offers spectacular events and fireworks

Festino di Santa Rosalia

July 14–July 16 • event

The patron saint of Palermo who once saved the city is honoured by a grandiose celebration

Rolex Middle Sea Race

October 21–28, 2017 • event

One of the most spectacular events on the yachting calendar is fought out against a stunning backdrop of dramatic, ever-changing Mediterranean landscapes!

La Mattanza

May–June  • activity

The tuna fishing is a traditional activity for Sicily, that is considered sustainable and humane

Granita

late May • food

Granita - perfect frozen dessert to save you from the summer heat

Snails or Babbaluci

mid-July • food

Sicilian festina is not complete without snacking on baby snails cooked with garlic and herbs

Acireale Carnival

February 23–March 05, 2019 • event

Sicily is known for its celebrations of carnival, but the celebrations in Acireale are considered to be truly remarkable

Zeppole

March 19 • food

The small doughnuts are a special treat on St. Joseph's day

Grape Harvest

August – November  • food

Sicilian wines are famous for their distinctive strong taste

Сassatelle of St Agata

February 03–February 05 | August 17 • food

Delicious cakes that resemble St Agata's breasts are a special treat of the festival