Events in Sicily

District Taormina - Catania - Etna

Vernissage of HEAVEN AND EARTH – Marc Vinciguerra

Vernissage of HEAVEN AND EARTH – Marc Vinciguerra

Discover Marc Vinciguerra at the MacS (Museum of Contemporary Art in Sicily), directed by Giuseppina Napoli, the event entitled “Di Cielo e Terra” (in via Crociferi – via S. Francesco n. 30, in Catania). Signed by the illustrious sculptor Marc Vinciguerra, currently one of the protagonists of the 58th Venice Biennale. For the occasion, introduced by Giuseppina Napoli, the artist [...]


: 15/06/2019 - 15/09/2019

The Treasures Vie: The Cultural Heritage Festival

The Treasures Vie: The Cultural Heritage Festival

The Treasures Vie Hidden churches, lesser-spotted oratorios, unfrequented museums, private aristocratic palaces, art galleries, panoramic terraces, secret gardens and closed courtyards... Originating in Palermo, Le Vie dei Tesori has now expanded to include other cities and towns in Sicily, opening doors to dozens of rarely visited treasures.Le Vie dei Tesori 2019 will take place in 8 weekends [...]


: 04/10/2019 - 03/11/2019

The Biennal Mediterranean Garden at Radicepura Botanical Park

The Biennal Mediterranean Garden at Radicepura Botanical Park

THE BIENNIAL MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN WILL BE HELD IN THE RADICEPURA BOTANICAL PARK FROM 27 APRIL TO 27 OCTOBER 2019. Radicepura Garden Festival is the first international event dedicated to the garden design and architecture of the Mediterranean landscape that involves great protagonists of landscape, art and architecture, young designers, scholars, institutions, companies. “Productive G [...]


: 27/04/2019 - 27/10/2019

Taormina Opera Festival

Taormina Opera Festival

The Greek Theater, suspended between sea and sky, is every year the evocative setting for the Taormina Opera Festival, running from mid-July to early September. Find out more information here and book online one of our enchanting villas nearby Taormina to enjoy the Opera! [...]


: 19/07/2019 - 08/09/2019

Taormina Film Fest

Taormina Film Fest

Are you in love with cinema and with movie stars? You can’t miss the famous Taormina Film Festival then! Taormina Film Fest is a competitive event screening film previews, independent features, documentaries, shorts and tributes to filmmakers of the past. The exhibition, which moved permanently to Taormina in 1971, has hosted over the years many stars of international cinema: Nicole Kidman [...]


: 30/06/2019 - 06/07/2019

Swordfish Festival in Acitrezza

Swordfish Festival in Acitrezza

Such characteristic as to inspire the Odes of Homer for his Odyssey, Acitrezza is a small, very charming fishing village, with a landscape dominated by the 8 stunning “faraglioni” (volcanic stacks), and lava cliffs that where formed before Etna. In this enchanting frame, a funny Swordfish Festival takes place each year during summer… worth trying for those who are pass [...]


: 07/06/2019 - 21/07/2019

Strawberry Festival in Maletto

Strawberry Festival in Maletto

Strawberries invade Maletto, a town nestling on the slopes of Mount Etna, to give your tongue a sweet taste. A host of live music complements the locally-grown strawberries to give your ears and stomach a filling weekend. Cakes, risotto and whatever you can think of, will be infused with strawberries. At the beginning of 1900s, a strawberry plantation was created in Maletto for the variety c [...]


: 14/06/2019 - 16/06/2019

SS. Assunta Celebration - Randazzo

SS. Assunta Celebration - Randazzo

To the patroness of Randazzo city, Maria SS. Assunta, on August 15th, is dedicated the main feast of the year in Randazzo. Book online one of our villas to live this special celebration with us! Preceded on the previous evening by a procession with the statue of the Madonna, on 15th of August at 4 pm, from the apses of Santa Maria, moves the Vara along the whole via Umberto I. The Vara is a floa [...]


: 14/08/2019 - 15/08/2019

San Martino Festival

San Martino Festival

​San Martino is for sure the most important wine festival in Sicily. During this celebration people use to taste the new wine produced during the grape harvest that here takes place between August and September. The legend of San Martino narrates that Martino, the son of a Roman official became soldier and during a very cold autumn day near the town of Amiens met a beggar. Martino carr [...]


: 10/11/2019 - 11/11/2019

Ricotta Cheese Festival - Vizzini

Ricotta Cheese Festival - Vizzini

The 45 ° Edition of Ricotta Cheese Festival in Vizzini will be held on April the 24th and 25th. Book one of our accommodation to enjoy this festival! An event rich in folklore, gastronomy and shows where the absolute protagonists are the ricotta cheese with their traditional production and the typical Sicilian cheese from Vizzini. During the days of the festival, Vizzini, the homeland of Gio [...]


: 24/04/2019 - 25/04/2019

Pistachio Festival in Bronte

Pistachio Festival in Bronte

Pistachio Festival in Bronte An event that you really shouldn’t miss is the Pistachio festival, which will takes place on September 27th - 28th - 29th and October 4th - 5th - 6th in the world-famous capital of pistachios, Bronte in the province of Catania. The pistachio is a gastronomic jewel of Bronte: its nuts, are widely considered to be amongst the best in the world and they’re p [...]


: 27/09/2019 - 06/10/2019

PHYONGYANG RHAPSODY - ironic and digital art project by Max Papeschi and Ferrigno

PHYONGYANG RHAPSODY - ironic and digital art project by Max Papeschi and Ferrigno

“PYONGYANG RHAPSODY”: IRREVERENT IRONY OF MAX PAPESCHI AND MAX FERRIGNO The Old Customs House in Catania hosts the exhibition “Pyongyang Rhapsody“, the ironic and irreverent digital art project by Max Papeschi and Max Ferrigno curated by Laura Francesca Di Trapani, from 25 May to 24 September. “Pyongyang Rhapsody” is the narrative in the form of a pa [...]


: 25/05/2019 - 24/09/2019

Ottobrata in Zafferana

Ottobrata in Zafferana

Every Sunday in October in the old town of Zafferana Etnea (CT) is held "Ottobrata", market exhibition of typical products of Etna with stands of crafts and tasting of local products. Protagonists of each Sunday in Zafferana Etnea are the typical products of the earth and their derivatives; the visitor attracted by the typical Sicilian cuisine can appreciate the grape, wine, mustard, honey, apple [...]


: 06/10/2019 - 27/10/2019

Octopus Festival in Pozzillo – Acireale (CT)

Octopus Festival in Pozzillo – Acireale (CT)

In the lovely frame of the little village of Pozzillo, this festival keeps actracting tons of visitors year after year. During S. Margherita Regina celebrations and in the namesake square, every year on last July weekend, you can taste octopus salads paired with good wine and pleasant music. [...]


: 26/07/2019 - 28/07/2019

Leonardo Da Vinci - The faces of a genius - digital art project in Catania

Leonardo Da Vinci - The faces of a genius - digital art project in Catania

From 28 July to 24 November the prestigious salons of the Palazzo Valle in Catania will host “Leonardo Da Vinci – The faces of a genius“. Audiovisual installations, realistic reconstructions, mixed and augmented reality applications, infographics, replicas of Leonardo’s manuscripts and surprising technological applications will accompany visitors to discover the [...]


: 28/07/2019 - 24/11/2019

International Handmade Ice Cream Festival in Catania

International Handmade Ice Cream Festival in Catania

Sherbeth, the International Handmade Ice Cream Festival, celebrates its 11th edition from26th to 29th September 2019 in Catania, Sicily.During Sherbeth, the historical Bellini Villa of Catania turns into an Ice-Cream Village. It is like an open-air laboratory where Ice Cream Masters from all over the world give participants the opportunity to taste ice-cream [...]


: 26/09/2019 - 29/09/2019

Infiorata di Noto

Infiorata di Noto

Rent online one of our enchanting villas to discover a superb spring festival: the Infiorata di Noto that takes place every year over the third weekend of May. The charming city of Noto, which owes its fame and beauty to the extrarpet of petaordinary baroque buildings, hosts along the main street Via Nicolaci an annual floral exhibition. A colorful carpet of petal mosaic is set by local and forei [...]


: 17/05/2019 - 21/05/2019

I morti - All Souls Day

I morti - All Souls Day

The 1st of November is a bank holiday in Italy, known as Tutti i Santi or Ognissanti, which celebrates all saints and is followed by All Souls Day, known as “I morti”, on the 2nd of November, a day devoted to honor the dear ones who have passed away. The tradition wants that the alive relatives prepare gifts and sweet for children during the night. When they got awake and found these [...]


: 01/11/2019 - 02/11/2019

Festival of St. Agatha

Festival of St. Agatha

Festival of St. Agatha If you want to discover folklore, the Sicilian tradition, or even the most authentic and true Catania you can not miss the participation in the feast of St. Agatha, celebrated every year from 3 to 5 February, by a spectacular procession to Torches called luminaria. Rent one of our charming Villas and live it up! The first day is devoted to the procession of the candelori, [...]


: 02/02/2020 - 05/02/2020

Festival Delle Lanterne - Letojanni (ME)

Festival Delle Lanterne - Letojanni (ME)

A magic night and a magic wish to make while launching an ecofriendly lantern up in the air with thousand of people, enjoying live music or swimming in the beautiful see of the Ionic coast. There are also food and dance areas! Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/festivaldellelanterne/ [...]


: 10/08/2019 - 11/08/2019

Enoetna: Vendemmia - Grape Harvest Festival

Enoetna: Vendemmia - Grape Harvest Festival

Enoetna: Vendemmia - Grape Harvest Festival Wine in Sicily has a history thousands of years old! An oenologist once said: "Sicilian wine encompasses the essence and spirit of 20 civilizations!“. Today Sicily relies, for its wine production, on 140 000 hectares of vineyards, most of which are of white grapes. This is the reason why from mid/late September to the mid of October, Sicily comes [...]


: 21/09/2019 - 29/09/2019

Easter in Sicily

Easter in Sicily

Travel in Sicily during spring means having the opportunity to discover the rich religious traditions associated with Easter. Book online one of our lovely villas and soak into the evocative atmosphere of Sicilian Easter! A massive participation of the population in the processions and liturgies of Holy Week reveals the profound devotion of an island that has always been linked to Christian rites [...]


: 14/04/2019 - 23/04/2019

Christmas in Sicily

Christmas in Sicily

Sicily, home to more than a dozen rivers, boasts a Mediterranean climate, which means that its summers are hot and dry and winters warm and mild, making the months of December through February a great time to visit for those who’d prefer to avoid the heat though the bulk of tourists show up in the summer. Rent one of our charming villas and soak up the winter beauty of Sicily! Christma [...]


: 08/12/2019 - 07/01/2020

Chocomodica - Chocolate Festival in Modica (RG)

Chocomodica - Chocolate Festival in Modica (RG)

Chocomodica Every year Modica, the famous town of baroque and chocolate, celebrates its ancient traditional chocolate. Rent one of our villas and enjoy this greedy celebration with us! Chocomodica is the kermesse of the Modica chocolate since 2005. The pucularity of the Modica chocolate is the producing process: the temperature of the metate surface kept around 42°-45° pr [...]


: 31/10/2019 - 03/11/2019

Cherry Festival in Sant'Alfio

Cherry Festival in Sant'Alfio

Sicily in the summer season is a marvelous sight to see and an awe-inspiring place to be explored. An unique place of seductive scent and inimitable taste… Sicilians are famous all over the world for their big and tasty lunch and dinner, and how to conclude a perfect family meal? For sure, fresh fruit can’t miss, and in summer cherries fill up our tables... Cherry season is approachi [...]


: 28/06/2019 - 30/06/2019

Carnival in Acireale

Carnival in Acireale

  The Carnival festival in Acireale is one of the most beautiful and famous of Italy and it attracts each year thousands of tourists, curious to discover the new allegorical papier-mâché floats and to have fun to the rhythm of an exciting music! The festival has a very ancient tradition. It dates back to the XVI century having run every February from then on, as a spontaneous p [...]


: 20/02/2020 - 25/02/2020

Basula Fest - Santa Venerina

Basula Fest - Santa Venerina

The “Basula Fest” is a moment of music and tradition held at “Parco di Cosentini”, Santa Venerina (CT), every 25th of April, and it’s a completely free-entry festival.  You can eat with your friends, drink local beer or wine while listening to the artists on stage, or dance along with people in the dedicated area. Enjoy the Italian Liberation Day trough nature [...]


: 25/04/2019 - 25/04/2019

Arancino dell'Etna Fest - Ragalna (CT)

Arancino dell'Etna Fest - Ragalna (CT)

Discover Festa dell'Arancino on 13 and 14 July 2019 in Ragalna (CT) - Municipal Area "Parco dell'Amicizia". ​​Fall in love with Sicilian flavors and folklore. Food tastings, various specialties of Arancino, folklore and lots of live music, markets, typical products and specialties of the Italian street food are waiting for you! Creative workshops and various entertainment activities for chil [...]


: 13/07/2019 - 14/07/2019

'A Nivarata - the Granita Festival

'A Nivarata - the Granita Festival

'A Nivarata - the Granita Festival The Nivarata is an amazing event which will take place in Acireale, from the 24th till the 26 of May 2019 to enable thousands of visitors to taste the real Sicilian Granita! Take a holiday and rent one of our charming villas to discover this event! Artisan granita is a very refreshing ice dessert, great to beat the Sicilian summer heat. Not only [...]


: 24/05/2019 - 26/05/2019

Paludi - Giuseppe Agnello

Paludi - Giuseppe Agnello

CONSTRUCTION OF FORMS AND CONCEPTS INSPIRED BY THE WORLD OF NATURE The exhibition “Marshes” by Giuseppe Agnello, curated by Daniela Fileccia, promoted and created by the president of the Alfredo la Malfa Foundation and by Dario Cunsolo, with the patronage of the municipality of San Giovanni la Punta (CT) and the Academy of Fine Arts of Palermo (PA). The Sicilian sculptor, after the r [...]


: 22/06/2019 - 10/11/2019

Zuccu in Sicily on Christmas Eve

Zuccu in Sicily on Christmas Eve

  The zuccu is a bonfire lightened in the main squares of many towns and villages in Eastern Sicily on Christmas Eve. Rent one of our lovely villas to enjoy this touching moment during your winter holiday! The zuccu is a tradition that goes back to the origin of time. Fires were lit as auspices for harvest in Pagan times. Christians continued the tradition of bonfire as a sym [...]


: 24/12/2019 - 25/12/2019

District Siracusa - Ragusa - Noto

Ortigia Film Festival - Siracusa

Ortigia Film Festival - Siracusa

Ortigia Film Festival is the international film festival of the city of Syracuse. Choose your favorite villa, book it online and enjoy this cultural festival with us. The XI edition will be held from 13 to 20th July 2019. A rich program full of screened of films coming from national and international cinema scenes, film competitions, previews, tributes to great composers, documentaries, rec [...]


: 13/07/2019 - 20/07/2019

Morgana Festival: Opera dei Pupi in Palermo

Morgana Festival: Opera dei Pupi in Palermo

The Opera dei Pupi is a real magic. How else could we define the great mastery of puppeteers who, with their ancient ability, narrate exciting stories of love and duel? And this magic will be the heart of the Festival di Morgana 2019, which will take place at the Museo internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino (a puppet museum) from November 6th to 10th. Pupi (puppets [...]


: 06/11/2019 - 10/11/2019

Infiorata di Noto

Infiorata di Noto

Rent online one of our enchanting villas to discover a superb spring festival: the Infiorata di Noto that takes place every year over the third weekend of May. The charming city of Noto, which owes its fame and beauty to the extrarpet of petaordinary baroque buildings, hosts along the main street Via Nicolaci an annual floral exhibition. A colorful carpet of petal mosaic is set by local and forei [...]


: 17/05/2019 - 21/05/2019

Festival of Greek Theatre - Syracuse

Festival of Greek Theatre - Syracuse

Syracuse boasts the only school of classical Greek drama outside Athens, and in May and June it hosts live performances of Greek plays (in Italian) at the Teatro Greco, attracting Italy's finest performers. Find out more information here and book online one of our enchanting villas to enjoy the performances! [...]


: 09/05/2019 - 06/07/2019

Easter Lamb Festival - Favara (AG)

Easter Lamb Festival - Favara (AG)

The Easter Lamb is a very sweet  typical Sicilian treat mainly made from almonds and pistachios. The lamb form recalls the tradition of cooking this type of meat during Easter celebrations. It increased his fame since 1997, when the people from Favara (AG) decided to celebrate this treat with an annual festival. The festival takes place for all the Easter period, in the Chiaramonte Castle - [...]


: 15/04/2019 - 20/04/2019

Chocomodica - Chocolate Festival in Modica (RG)

Chocomodica - Chocolate Festival in Modica (RG)

Chocomodica Every year Modica, the famous town of baroque and chocolate, celebrates its ancient traditional chocolate. Rent one of our villas and enjoy this greedy celebration with us! Chocomodica is the kermesse of the Modica chocolate since 2005. The pucularity of the Modica chocolate is the producing process: the temperature of the metate surface kept around 42°-45° pr [...]


: 31/10/2019 - 03/11/2019

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