Marzipan Festival in Catania Sicily to Honor St. Agatha

English: Catania Duomo from Sicily Français : ...

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Catania Sicily has beautiful Baroque architecture. You can see the top of the spectacular volcano, Mount Etna. From February 3rd-5th make plans to attend the festival that honors Catania’s patron saint, Sant’Agata.

Three days of festivities revolve around sweets made from Marzipan.

Martyrdom of St Agatha by Sebastiano del Piomb...

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Catania is famous for its patron saint, Sant’ Agata. Her festival is held every February to celebrate her life.

The Piazza del Duomo, found at the heart of the city, has a fascinating Fountain of the Elephant (Fontana del Elefante) designed in 1736. It combines a lava stone elephant, dating from Roman times, with an enchanting Egyptian obelisk.

Italiano: Martino Montanini (+ 1562), Sant'Aga...

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Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Sicily Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

 

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