All Events in Sicily

  •   Favorite

    Festa di Santa Rosalia 2020

    Date: 15 July 2020

    BE AWARE! At this point, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the events of any kind are suspended throughout Italy. Therefore, the events promoted on our website are to be considered cancelled or postponed until further notice. The date in this article is no longer valid.   Festa di Santa Rosalia 2020, one of the most important religious events in Sicily, will take place on July 15, in Palermo. The feast is dedicated to Saint Rosalia, also known as La Santuzza (Little Saint), the patron saint of Palermo, and it commemorates the miraculous appearances of the Saint from 1624, when Palermo was hit by plague.   SHORT HISTORY In 1624, Emanuel Filibert of Savoy, the Viceroy of Sicily, who resided in the city, brought to the port of Palermo a ship from Tunis, containing many gifts. The captain of the ship, Muhammad Calavà, and a part of the crew, were suspected of being sick. Shortly after, the disease, carried by rats, spread rapidly throughout the city. A 47-year-old woman, Girolama La Gattuta, suffering of strong fever at the Hospital of Palermo, had an angel vision. The angel told her to go to the Mount Pellegrino and pray. Three days later, Girolama Read more [...]

  • Favorite

    Simple Minds – 40 Years of Hits Tour 2020

    Date: 18 July 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    BE AWARE! At this point, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the events of any kind are suspended throughout Italy. Therefore, the events promoted on our website are to be considered cancelled or postponed until further notice. The date in this article is no longer valid.   The Scottish band Simple Minds will perform on Saturday, July 18, 2020, on the magical Sicilian stage of Teatro Antico, in Taormina.   THE BAND Simple Minds was born in 1977, in Glasgow. The current lineup of the band consists of the two remaining original members – Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (electric & acoustic guitars, saxophone and violin), and the more recent members – Ged Grimes (bass guitar), Cherisse Osei (drums), Sarah Brown (backing vocals) and Gordy Goudie (additional guitar & keyboards). Simple Minds became known internationally for their hit Don’t You (Forget About Me), released in 1985. Their other prominent hit singles include Alive and Kicking and Belfast Child. Simple Minds was the most commercially successful Scottish band of the 1980s and, over the course of their career, they sold more than 60 million albums.   THE VENUE The Ancient Theater of Taormina is an ancient Greek theater built around the Read more [...]