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The Carnival of Acireale

the Carnival of Acireale, defined The most beautiful Carnival in Sicily, is one of the oldest on the island, and is held annually in the city of Acireale in Catania province. Among its features there is a parade of floats and decorated with flowers.
The allegorical floats grotesque papier-mâché works are finely worked, which give their show through thousands of bulbs and lights, spectacular moves and sets evolving during performances. They are the only tanks in the world to use such facilities and light mechanical and hydraulic movements.

St. John the Baptist - Aci Trezza

The pantomime "U pisci a mari" is a popular tradition trezzota that dates back to 1750, the year of the wooden statue of the patron saint of Acitrezza, St. John the Baptist.
This pantomime is a rite, a parody of the swordfish fishery that took place in ancient times in the Strait of Messina, where a sailor from a high antenna (the "rais") planted in the middle of a boat,

25° The Feast of the swordfish Acitrezza

Today, the Feast of the swordfish Acitrezza is an event that attracts many tourists to Acitrezza and lovers of good fish (during the last year, there were 20,000 admissions during the two evenings of the event)
from all over Sicily, from every part of Italy and the foreigners who are in the seaside village for the summer holidays
In addition, the festival is an event where every year the inhabitants of the Sigonella base, which certainly do not want to miss and enjoy good seafood cooked as in the centuries-old Sicilian tradition.