There are customs and traditions that are timeless. There are traditions that involve tourists and take them to a different world, full of charm and beauty, between devotion and theater. The feast of Santa Rosalia is probably a famous example of such traditions – in Palermo, it is called ‘u fistinu. It takes place in the most beautiful places of Palermo in mid-July.
This feast surprised even the great travelers who visited the city in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Santa Rosalia, particularly dear to the people of Palermo for her role in fighting the plague in 1624, is the absolute protagonist of this great event.