Daniela's Sicily festival tips

Updated on Jul 11, 2018 by Stacey Parsons

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Discover which upcoming festivals our new Sicily rep recommends...

If you haven’t yet been introduced to our new Sicily rep, Daniela, she’s a Sicilian who has a wonderful passion for the island. We tapped into some of her local knowledge in our introductory blog post, but here you’ll find some fantastic festivals and events which Daniela has highlighted as being worth a visit, if you’re heading to the island of Sicily soon…


Wine Festival, Castelbuono (south of Cefalù)

When? 3rd - 5th August

There are bands playing, famous enologists and lots of wine tasting at this celebration of Sicilian wine. A beautiful town surrounded by countryside makes for a stunning backdrop to the festival, and you can learn all about Sicilian wine and meet both Italian and international wine producers.

Find out more here: http://www.divinofestival.it/homepage.html

Town of Castelbuono. Image credit: Elisa Locci | Shutterstock


Sagra dell'Olio (olive oil festival), Furnari

When? 31st July 

Taking place high in the Nebrodi Mountains around 100km from Taormina, experience local olive oil at its best. Sample with bread, brushette and olives, all washed down with some fantastic local wine, whilst enjoying local music and festivities.

Image credit: Africa Studio | Shutterstock


Ortigia Film Festival, Syracuse

When? 9th - 15th July

Taking place on the isle of Ortigia, which is the historic centre of the city of Syracuse. Presenting a fantastic programme of films and events, both national and international, guests will be sure to enjoy the buzz around the town as this is one of Syracuse’s most anticipated events. Visit Minerva Arena, where there’s a large screen set up along the cathedral wall, Logoteta Arena and Casina Minniti – acting as an information point, where the audience can vote for their favourite films.

Find out more here: http://off9.ortigiafilmfestival.com/ 

Piazza del Duomo, Syracuse 


Marzamemi International Film Festival di Frontiera

When? 12th - 15th September

Another film festival, this time taking place in one of the most picturesque fishing villages in Sicily, Marzamemi. Celebrating all things film, this festival brings together all manner of film-makers and actors.

Find out more here: http://www.cinefrontiera.it/?page_id=1548

Church in Marzamemi. Image credit: Marco Ossino | Shutterstock 


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