News and events
December in Western Sicily: a party of our gastronomic traditions during the bridge of the Immaculate Conception
inserita Saturday 28 November 2009
A wine festival "Di... VINO" in Marsala, the "Wine Weekend" ain Alcamo, the exhibition "Ericè Cibus Venus" in Erice, temptations for every taste from 4 to 13 December. Do not miss the concerts of the Sicilian band Tinturia (in Alcamo), and of Morgan (in Erice). These are some good reasons for visiting Trapani and western Sicily even in December.
With the continual promotions of Ryanair everybody can visit Trapani and western Sicily even in December. Of course the period is not suitable for a swim in the sea or for a sunbath (although the average temperature during this period is between 18 and 22 degrees), but there are many other good reasons "in the program."
The wine festival "di ... Vino" in Marsala (30 minutes from Trapani)
From 4th to 8th December in Marsala the wine will be the protagonist of a real festival, this great event for four days will see the wine on the center of several activities and events: conventions and meetings with experts, city tours and archaeological places of the neighbourhood (as Mozia), sports competitions, tastings of typical products and much more.
"Wine Weekend, Showcase of Alcamo Doc" in Alcamo (25 minutes from Trapani)
Three days dedicated to the wine world, its suggestions and sensations and in particular to Alcamo Doc, one of the most popular Doc in Sicily. The exhibition, the first edition, will take place December from 4th to 6th in Alcamo (Trapani), in western Sicily. The event consists of tasting and themed meetings, guided tours at the cellars of the "Wine Road Alcamo Doc" and the museum of wine, dinners with themed menus at restaurants, shows of the famous "Pupi Siciliani". The event also provides TINTURIA (Note Sicilian band) in concert on Saturday 6th at 22.30.
"Erice Cibus Venus - temptations of Agro Ericino" in Erice (15 minutes from Trapani)
The old town of Erice from 8th to 13th December will be the stage of the event "Erice Cibus Venus - temptations of agro Erice, an event organized at the opening of the local Enoteca. Among the activities planned there are tasting of the typical cakes prepared by monks of Erice, roast chestnuts and mulled wine, a wine shop tours, tourist-based menus of local specialties at the restaurants, street artists, film screenings, concerts, among which MORGAN's one (known Italian artist and presenter of the television program X-Facotor).
Note You can reach Trapani from dozens of different places, Italian and foreign (Rome, Milan, Pisa, Madrid, Paris, Brussels, etc.). Visit RYANAIR website for more information.
Christmas Holidays in Sicily: Trapani to discover the local cuisine and live nativity
inserita Friday 27 November 2009
Discover the spectacle, unique in the world, the Living Nativity of Custonaci, enjoy Christmas Sicilian typical products, visit the markets. Some good reasons to spend the Christmas holiday in Trapani
In Sicily the magic Christmas feast, founded in 350 AD by the Western Church, is celebrated in all respects. Old and new traditions, religion, folklore and culinary blend together to make one this period of the year.
The table is prepared with typical Sicilian dishes. Like Cuccìa of Saint Lucia, that inaugurate this holiday, dishes prepared just for December 13, day of the patron. The classic and famous Sicilian Cassata, that requires ingredients like sponge cake, ricotta and icing sugar. The Buccellato, nougat like cedar, obtained by cooking chopped cedar and orange peel with honey, cinnamon and vanilla. I Mostaccioli or Mustazzola, and also the cakes with figs, formerly offered at the end of the Christmas novena, the Cassatelle, Pastries stuffed with ricotta, the Sfinci, donuts based on potato starch.
To symbolize the arrival of the holidays there is also the nurture cribs, that are of different shapes, types and materials.
The Pepoli Museum of Trapani holds a rich collection of cribs made in gold, silver and coral, works made by famous sculptors like John Matera. Whole villages become live nativity, where the inhabitants under the sound of bagpipes and songs of the novena, dress in old clothes and staged ancient crafts. The oldest and most beautiful among the living nativities is the Custonaci one, just 15 minutes from Trapani, in the cave of prehistoric Mangiapane Scurati (from 25 December to 6 January 2010).
Note With Ryanair it is possible to reach Trapani at bargain prices during the Christmas period. Visit RYANAIR website for more information.
The Footbal World Cup arrives in Trapani, January 14 to 17
inserita Thursday 26 November 2009
The FIFA World Cup won almost 4 years ago in Germany by the Italian national team will be display in Trapani from 14th to 17th January 2010. Another opportunity to visit Western Sicily
The prestigious FIFA World Cup, won by the Italian team in Germany in 2006, will be exhibited from 14th to 17th January 2010 in the regional headquarters of the Province of Trapani probably in Palazzo Riccio Moran or in Government House (in the historical center). During the same period the fifth edition of the Trophy "Sicily Cup - Peter Paul Brucato will take place, it will be reserved for the youth representative of the region.
Note With Ryanair it is possible to reach Trapani at bargain prices, unmissable opportunity to see the most coveted Cup ... and also understand and appreciate the most beautiful destinations in Western Sicily, from the historical center of Trapani. Visit RYANAIR website for more information.