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The magic of salt at sunset, the traditional salt collection with “salinai” songs, the garlic cooking and garlic techniques, authentic and genuine tastes, the beauty of the wildlife and the flora of the Naturally oriented Salt Lake Reserve in Trapani And Paceco, this and much more is “Red Garlic and White Salt” the event scheduled on 9 and 10 September in the Nubia Salt Museum area. Two days rich in food and wine events, guided tours, concerts, exhibition-market, and every evening at sunset the evocative show of manual salt collection. An ancient ritual that besides being a must-see event, thanks to a unique scenario among water tanks, windmills and white pyramids that become pink at sunset, is also an important productive reality of the coast of Trapani, located within the integral natural reserve Of the Saline of Trapani and Paceco, managed by the WWF.

For information and to book guided tours, please call 340 2427212 or visit www.rossoaglio.it.

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 Francesco Gabbani – free concert – Cous Cous Fest 2017

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Friday 22  September, Francesco Gabbani arrives on stage in Piazza Sanctuary, a real success of the Sanremo Festival 2017. The tuscan singer-songwriter will present live his last album ‘Magellan’ which contains the winning song of the Big 67 ^ Sanremo Festival, Occidentali’s Karma, certified with triple platinum thanks to over 150 thousand downloads and streamings, with over 81 million views on YouTube and the record of video of an Italian artist saw more in one day with 4,353,802 views made Sunday, February 12.

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Rosso Aglio e Bianco Sale


The magic of salt at sunset, the traditional salt collection with "salinai" songs, the garlic cooking and garlic techniques, authentic and genuine tastes, the beauty of the wildlife and the flora of the Naturally oriented Salt Lake Reserve in Trapani And Paceco, this and much more is "Red Garlic and White Salt" the event scheduled on 9 and 10 September in the Nubia Salt Museum area. Two days rich in food and wine events, guided tours, concerts, exhibition-market, and every evening at sunset the evocative show of manual salt collection. An ancient ritual that besides being a must-see event, thanks to a unique scenario among water tanks, windmills and white pyramids that become pink at sunset, is also an important productive reality of the coast of Trapani, located within the integral natural reserve Of the Saline of Trapani and Paceco, managed by the WWF. Every day, near the "Salt Museum" of Nubia, a gastronomic village will welcome visitors who will be able to taste some specialties of Trapani. Guided tours of the Saline Reserve of Trapani and Paceco to admire the natural beauty of the protected area in the company of WWF experts and the Saline and Nature Association. Only by reservation directly from www.rossoaglio.it During the event you will also be able to visit the Salt Museum for free. The "Red Garlic and White Salt" event is organized by the Municipality of Paceco in collaboration with the Sicilian Regional Assembly, the "Trapani Welcome" association, the natural reserve of the Trapani and Paceco, the Saline and Nature Association, , The Nubia Red Garlic Consortium, the "Salviamo i mulini" Association, ProLoco di Paceco, the FIAB (Italian Bicycle Friendship Federation), the "Nuara" Gourmet Culture Center. For information and to book guided tours, please call 340 2427212 or visit www.rossoaglio.it.

Date: 09-09-2018
Location: Saline di Nubia, Trapani


Madonna della Luce, Mistretta


7-8 September Madonna della Luce procession with floats, costumed participants. link

Date: 07-09-2018
Location: Mistretta


Festa di Santa Rosalia


Day 3 September, day of the first vespers of solemnity, Holy Mass in the Church Mother, traveling Bandistic performances in the quarters and Questua. Day 4 September the expected day. The clou of festivities with the solemn Eucharistic liturgy in the Mother Church in Piazza Garibaldi and at 11.30 am the traditional shoot of the mortars, then the traditional rite of the "Day of Memory" at the monument to the fallen, On-the-Car of the Carabinieri The deposition of a laurel wreath by the Mayor. In the afternoon, all the inhabitants wait with fervor and faith, the exit of Santa Patrona from the church and the procession with the simulacrum in the streets of the country. The evening ends with the show of pyrotechnic games. Side manifestations, and a traditional fair with stalls that fill the primitive road and the belvedere of the city.

Date: 03-09-2018
Location: Campofelice di Roccella


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Saint Bartholomeo, Lipari


Festival features fireworks display.

Date: 24-08-2018
Location: Lipari

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Sea Music Festival, Pantelleria


End of August, for info 0039 0923 - 911838 The Sea Music Festival presents five days of world music concerts in Pantelleria's main square, Piazza Cavour.

Date: 24-08-2018
Location: Pantelleria

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San Sebastian, Mistretta


A procession to celebrate the martyr San Sebastiano takes place in the streets of Mistretta in both January and August every year, featuring live music and colourful religious paraphernalia. San Sebastiano was an outstanding soldier under the Roman emperors Diocleziano and Massimiano. He was also a Christian, for which he was condemned to death, miraculously surviving an attempted execution by archers. Roman troops eventually caught him and drowned him, with no miracle saving his life a second time.

Date: 18-08-2018
Location: Mistretta


Madonna della Luce, Cefalu


The "Madonna della Luce" is a stunning nighttime festival that culminates in a moonlit boat procession.

Date: 14-08-2018
Location: Cefalù

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Parade of the giants, Messina


13/14 agosto Parade of the giants. Floats of the city's mythical founders.

Date: 13-08-2018
Location: Messina


Il Palio dei Normanni, Piazza Armerina


12/13/14 agosto Palio Normanno. Medieval and Renaissance equestrian games (jousts) and shows, costumed processions and parades.

Date: 12-08-2018
Location: Piazza Armerina


DONNAFUGATA, Goblets of Stars


Goblets of Stars is the most awaited event of the year, when the Contessa Entellina estate prepares for the Night Harvest and opens to the public on the night of San Lorenzo. Donnafugata welcomes visitors for a tour of the vineyards by moonlight with grape tasting, a tour of the vinification cellar and an extraordinary tasting in the estates charming garden.

Date: 10-08-2018
Location: Tenuta di Contessa Entellina; km 60 S.S. Palermo- Sciacca