Who said Sicily is only beautiful in summer?
You have many reasons to choose this extraordinary island as the destination of your next trip, especially at Christmas, when the atmosphere becomes magical and so special.
Winter has nothing to envy to the warm season. You can always get lost in its calm and crystal-clear sea, letting the sun caress your skin, without giving up the gravitational slalom from the snow-capped peak of Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe.
At Christmas, sweet melodies played by the bagpipe and the flute resound in the narrow streets of the picturesque Sicilian villages. The display of lights enchants you with their sparkling colors and the air you breathe becomes more and more intimate and collected. Even the cities dress up and their decorated windows are an irresistible attraction for those who go in search of the perfect gift.
Entertainment, craft markets, concerts, and exhibitions, are organized just about everywhere. Among the most anticipated events, the nativity scenes in Sicily are authentic centuries-old forms of art. You never get tired of admiring them in churches, museums, historic buildings, walking through the alleys of small villages, while following itineraries full of surprises. Old and new traditions feed an constant need for spirituality which is renewed year after year.
Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are great occasions to honor Christmas traditions even at the table. Wherever you are, don’t forget to taste the typical local delicacies, don’t miss out on flavors, such as the tasty and delicate “Piacentinu Ennese”, the black pig salami and the “Nebrodi provola”, the “scacce” from Ragusa, the “sfincione” from Palermo, the breaded from Caltanissetta.
And if it is true that we are all better at Christmas, you deserve all the sweetness that Sicily can offer: cannoli and ricotta cassata, rice “crispelle” with honey, Saint Lucy’s “cuccìa”, “buccellati” stuffed with figs, “mustazzola”, orange juice from Modica, almond cookies …
This is just a small taste of what awaits you. Go to events page to find out about all the scheduled events and follow the Facebook page to stay up to date.
The magic of Christmas turns your dream into reality. Yes, Sicily is a dream to be lived with open eyes thanks to the offer promoted by the Region of Sicily with See Sicily.
Cassata – ph. P. Barone
Cassata Siciliana - ph. Paolo Barone
What are you waiting for? Turn on the magic of Christmas with See Sicily: if you book your holiday in Sicily for at least 3 nights, the third is free! Also, you will have a 50% discount on the plane or ship ticket and many other services.
At that point, it will truly be a happy Christmas … Sicily is waiting for you!