Festivals and Celebrations
La scala infiorata diurno 1 - Enzo Piluso in Archivio Fotografico Musei Civici L. Sturzo Caltagirone The Floral Staircase for Our Lady of Conadomini

Along with the famous Illuminated Staircase in July and August, from mid-May to mid-June, the Santa Maria del Monte staircase offers an equally impressive show: “The Floral Staircase”, is a tribute to Our Lady of Conadomini, pat

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Chiesa di San Lorenzo 5 - Fine Art Produzioni San Lorenzo and “Battimento”

In summer, in August, the feast of San Lorenzo – Patron of Aidone – is a deeply felt event in the village. From the 16th century it is a devoted tradition to the saint, who according to legend is responsible for having intercept

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“Santo Pietro Borgo del Gusto”

This recently established event is usually held in November in the charming village of Caltagirone with the aim of promoting companies that operate in Santo Pietro and the adjacent territory; and to show the quality of their pro

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Festival of Maria SS. of Piazza Vecchia

Among the popular religious and tourist traditions, the city of Piazza Armerina includes the Festival of May 3rd or Maria SS. of Piazza Vecchia, in honor of the patron saint Our Lady of Victories. This religious feast, particula

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Palio dei Normanni Piazza Armerina The Norman Palio

Every year on August 12, 13 and 14 in Piazza Armerina, a beautiful medieval festival takes place in memory of the holy war waged against the Muslims of Count Ruggero I, which led to the city’s liberation. The Norman Palio is the

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Festa Madonna delle Grazie Festival of Our Lady of Grace

The Festival of the “Beautiful Mother of Grace” occurs on September 8th of each year, but the celebration actually begins on August 29th. This is the day when the icon of Our Lady of Grace is carried from its church in processio

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Festa S. Rosalia e S. Prospero 1 Festival of Santa Rosalia and San Prospero

The festivities in honor of Santa Rosalia and San Prospero, patrons of Centuripe are held annually September 16-19. There are processions through the city streets, musical and cultural events where the town comes to life among f

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Centuripe nel Presepe 3 Centuripe in the Nativity

Christmas is one of the best times to visit Centuripe. The scenic presence snowy Etna and artistic Nativity scenes set up in the districts of ancient Centuripe give a special charm to the citadel perched on the mountains. Centur

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San Filippo

Every May 1, Aidone becomes the destination of a pilgrimage from about 50 Sicilian villages; many pilgrims face the journey on foot. The reason for this massive effort is the widespread affection of inland Sicily to this saint.

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Sagra Arancia Rossa - Consorzio Arancia Rossa di Sicilia 3 Blood Orange Festival

Every year on March 21-23 in Centuripe the Blood Orange Festival celebrations are held. They are dedicated to the tasty local oranges, known as “taruocco” in dialect, a fruit that has been grown for centuries in these fertile ar

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