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The vestiges of the old Akrai

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  • Patronal Feast of St Paul
    29-06-2020
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2020-06-29 2020-06-29 Europe/Rome Patronal Feast of St Paul The village becomes a destination for thousands of visitors from all over the world to assist the choreographic “sciuta” (output) of the Holy Hours 13, with the traditional launch of “nzareddi” and the deafening firing of thousands of mortaretti and the moving rite of presentation of the children who are hoisted naked on fercolo as a sign of devotion and offer. The festival ends late at night with the firing of colorful fireworks’artifice. Palazzolo Acreide

    The village becomes a destination for thousands of visitors from all over the world to assist the choreographic “sciuta” (output) of the Holy Hours 13, with the traditional launch of “nzareddi” and the deafening firing of thousands of mortaretti and the moving rite of presentation of the children who are hoisted naked on fercolo as a sign of devotion and offer. The festival ends late at night with the firing of colorful fireworks’artifice.

  • Feast of San Sebastiano
    From 08-08-2020
    To 17-08-2020
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-08-08 2020-08-17 Europe/Rome Feast of San Sebastiano In Palazzolo the great devotion to this Saint is very ancient as attested to the Chapel dedicated to him existing since the fifteenth century, at the Church of the Annunciation. The feast, set for the anniversary of January 20, the day of his martyrology, in Palazzolo is replicated on August 10, with the same great devotion, yes, but with a frame of public, spectacularity and exceptional folklore.
    The summer festivities in honor of St. Sebastian last ten days, from 8 to 17 August.
    Palazzolo Acreide

    In Palazzolo the great devotion to this Saint is very ancient as attested to the Chapel dedicated to him existing since the fifteenth century, at the Church of the Annunciation. The feast, set for the anniversary of January 20, the day of his martyrology, in Palazzolo is replicated on August 10, with the same great devotion, yes, but with a frame of public, spectacularity and exceptional folklore.
    The summer festivities in honor of St. Sebastian last ten days, from 8 to 17 August.

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  • Feast of Maria SS. Addolorata
    20-09-2020
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-09-20 2020-09-20 Europe/Rome Feast of Maria SS. Addolorata With the same ritual output of fercolo exactly at 1 p.m. and the firing of mortaretti and the cascade of the” nzareddi”, the simulacrum is brought around the streets of the village from the devotees to bare shoulder and concludes late at night with the firing of Fuochi d’artifice. Palazzolo Acreide

    With the same ritual output of fercolo exactly at 1 p.m. and the firing of mortaretti and the cascade of the” nzareddi”, the simulacrum is brought around the streets of the village from the devotees to bare shoulder and concludes late at night with the firing of Fuochi d’artifice.

  • Feast of San Michele Arcangelo and Festival of young voices
    27-09-2020
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2020-09-27 2020-09-27 Europe/Rome Feast of San Michele Arcangelo and Festival of young voices contest that involves children of different agesà that compete in performances. As regards the feast, in addition to the Liturgical Celebrations, 28 September is unveiled the simulacrum of the Saint on 28 September, amidst acclamation osannanti of devotees. The previous Saturday the feast passes through the streets of the country the “lap of Gala” with the procession of the banners, del Gonfalone and of flag-wavers. The morning of the feast, around 11, c’è the launch of the characteristics balloons made by boys in the committee. At 1 p.m. the spectacular “sciuta” of the simulacrum of the Saint under a rain of nzareddi "Multicolored" and Fuochi d’artifice. The simulacrum is brought “a bare shoulder” in procession through the streets of the neighborhood, and the procession attended also by women traveling barefoot. Between the propitiatory rites during the procession c’è the denudation of the children who are stripped and raised in front of the statue, entrustment to the protection of’archangel to preserve them from the evils. In the evening on the triumphal chariot the simulacrum is carried in procession for all tracks of the country. At the end the traditional fireworks outside the country. During the entire week is held on the solemn octave, with the “Meeting of choirs” that animate the eucharistic celebrations. Palazzolo Acreide

    contest that involves children of different agesà that compete in performances. As regards the feast, in addition to the Liturgical Celebrations, 28 September is unveiled the simulacrum of the Saint on 28 September, amidst acclamation osannanti of devotees. The previous Saturday the feast passes through the streets of the country the “lap of Gala” with the procession of the banners, del Gonfalone and of flag-wavers. The morning of the feast, around 11, c’è the launch of the characteristics balloons made by boys in the committee. At 1 p.m. the spectacular “sciuta” of the simulacrum of the Saint under a rain of nzareddi "Multicolored" and Fuochi d’artifice. The simulacrum is brought “a bare shoulder” in procession through the streets of the neighborhood, and the procession attended also by women traveling barefoot. Between the propitiatory rites during the procession c’è the denudation of the children who are stripped and raised in front of the statue, entrustment to the protection of’archangel to preserve them from the evils. In the evening on the triumphal chariot the simulacrum is carried in procession for all tracks of the country. At the end the traditional fireworks outside the country. During the entire week is held on the solemn octave, with the “Meeting of choirs” that animate the eucharistic celebrations.

  • Agrimontana
    18-10-2020
    Street markets

    Add to calendar 2020-10-18 2020-10-18 Europe/Rome Agrimontana shows mico-naturalistic Akrense. Exhibition of’Handicrafts Qualityà, gastronomy, typical products, painting, herbs, Fiera dei dolci. During the event in the exhibition stand is carried out with the tasting of typical local products, in particular of fresh sausage and dried; beef and wild boar, lake fish and river, cheese, honey, cakes,’Oil d’olive cultivars “Tonda Iblea”. Flower to’eyelet of the event è the mycologic shows that every year is organized and curated by’Micolo Association Palazzolo Acreide

    shows mico-naturalistic Akrense. Exhibition of’Handicrafts Qualityà, gastronomy, typical products, painting, herbs, Fiera dei dolci. During the event in the exhibition stand is carried out with the tasting of typical local products, in particular of fresh sausage and dried; beef and wild boar, lake fish and river, cheese, honey, cakes,’Oil d’olive cultivars “Tonda Iblea”. Flower to’eyelet of the event è the mycologic shows that every year is organized and curated by’Micolo Association

Past Events

  • The Carnival of Palazzolo Acreide
    From 08-02-2018
    To 13-02-2018
    Carnival

    In Palazzolo Acreide comes the carnival, with parade of children in maschera, floats, gastronomic tastings, DJ sets and much more. Discover the rich program in the dedicated site.

  • The Carnival of Palazzolo Acreide
    From 15-02-2019
    To 05-03-2019
    Carnival

Other Events

  • May - International Festival of the Young Classic Theater at the Greek Theater of Palazzolo Acreide. Young students from all over the world will compete in the natural stage of the Greek Theater of Akrai putting in scene in their language d’origin tragedies and comedies ancient. 

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Ferla
Ferla
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Siracusa - 7.11 KM from Palazzolo Acreide
Giarratana
Giarratana
The village of Giarratana rises on the slopes of Mount Lauro, in Sicily.
Ragusa - 9.83 KM from Palazzolo Acreide
Sortino
Sortino
The village of Sortino is located in Sicily on Mounts Iblei.
Siracusa - 15.2 KM from Palazzolo Acreide
Ispica
Ispica
The village of Ispica is located in Sicily in the Val di Noto.
Ragusa - 30.66 KM from Palazzolo Acreide
Ortigia
Ortigia
Ortigia is the island that constitutes the oldest part of the city of Syracuse, Sicily.
Siracusa - 34.53 KM from Palazzolo Acreide
Marzamemi
Marzamemi
Marzamemi is a seaside village near Pachino, in Sicily
Siracusa - 40.4 KM from Palazzolo Acreide

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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