News and events
Monte Erice Hillclimb, April 27, 2014
inserita Saturday 5 April 2014
Italian Hill Climb Championship
The hill climb of Mount Erice this year will open the Italian Hill Climb Championship. There is great excitement for the edition number 56 and the organizing committee has already received dozens of confirmations by drivers who will take part in both Sicilian Italian Hill Climb Championship tests: Sunday 27 April, the "Monte Erice," and a week later, on 4 May, the Nissena Cup.
Holy week 2014- the Procession of Misteri of Trapani
inserita Friday 4 April 2014
Events and demonstrations for Easter inTrapani and in Western Sicily: from 18 to 21 April 2014
The Procession of Misteri, that has taken place for more than 400 years, begins in Trapani from 2.00 p.m.on Holy Friday and it goes on, for almost 24 hours, up to Saturday. This is the longest Italian religious festival and one of the oldest. The Sacred groups of the Misteri go around for most of the city streets in a show of lights, sounds, colors and emotions.
They are twenty artistic representations of the Passion and Death of Christ, exactly eighteen groups, plus the two statues of the Dead Jesus and the Holy Virgin in Sorrow. It is a very scenic event, probably unique, which reached its peak during the night and especially at dawn, when the groups reach the old town and from the fishing port reach Corso Vittorio Emanuele and the Church of the Holy Souls of Purgatory.
For further information:
- ITINERARY EDITION 2014
- Special video on the Procession of Misteri of Trapani on air on RAI UNO
- Special video on the Procession of Misteri of Trapani on air on RAI INTERNATIONAL
- Official website UNIONE MAESTRANZE
- dedicated Article on magazine on-line on tourism
- dedicate article on on-line on tourism in Sicily
Trapani Arabian Horses Cup – V International Show
inserita Thursday 3 April 2014
The Arabian Horse protagonist in Trapani, from 5 to 6 April 2014
Trapani come back hosting the first Italian step of the Internation class B show (partner Ecaho). For the event more than an hundred Arabian Horses will reach Trapani, they will participate to the morphological competition Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April.
It is an event that occured for the fifth time in Trapani, chief town of Western Sicily, and it involves a bigger number of people every year.
It is a great occasion to see the best examples of thoroughbred Arabian horses, that will marching and compete in one of the most important show that occures in Italy. Two days of competitions, but also of entertainment, with tasting of food, music, exposition of handicraft products and of local wine and food in the horse village.