Events

 

The Hyblaean region and the baroque valley provide many cultural and recreational activities throughout the year. Among(st ) them, the very lively folk and religious traditions at Easter time, with the known religious processions and the popular festivals that celebrate the various seasons of country life (the grape harvest, the onion festival, the Giarratana oil festival...)
Besides the traditional festivities there are other cultural events such as film festivals, jazz week in Ragusa, and multiple art and photography exhibitions ..... scattered around the squares and picturesque alleys of the baroque towns.


MAY

Third weekend in May
Noto - The famous "Flower Festival in Nicolaci Street", an entire road covered with floral designs

May 29-June 20
Vittoria - Jazz Festival with the intervention of known international artists


JULY

July 14
Palazzolo Acreide - Greek Theatre, classical performances, 21:00 - "Dyskolos"

July 18
Palazzolo Acreide - Greek Theatre, classical performances, 21:00 - "A Prophet / Salome"

July 19
Noto - Court of the former convent of the Jesuits - 6th edition "Stone Theatres" - touring company Capua Antica - 21:15 - "Dyskolos"

July 20
Donnafugata Castle - 21:30 - Concert artist Dulce Pontes

July 23
Noto - Court of the former convent of the Jesuits - 6th edition "Stone Theatres" - touring company Capua Antica - 21:15 - "Flesh of my flesh" from Euripides' Medea

July 24 to 25
Caltagirone: Feast of the Patron Saint San Giacomo, suggestive view of the famous large-scale architectural S. James.

July 23 to 30
Donnafugata Castle - 20:45 - "Night Castle" events in music, art, theatre in the park and in the interior of the castle

July 25
Ispica - Villa Anna - 21:30 Concert-Luis Bacalov and Collegium Tiberinum

July 27
Noto - Court of the former convent of the Jesuits - 6th edition "Stone Theatres" - touring company Capua Antica - 21:15 - Illo Tempore - The biggest night of the Sacred "

July 28
Palazzolo Acreide - Greek Theatre, classical performances - 21:00 - "Alcestis"

July 31
Palazzolo Acreide - the Greek Theatre, classical performances - 21:00 - "Mnemosyne"

July 29
Marina di Modica - 21:30 Concert Artist Cecilia Chailly


AUGUST

August 1
Ragusa - Concerts From the songwriters and De Gregori

Noto - Court of the former convent of the Jesuits - NOTOMUSICA XXXV International Festival 2010 - Russian Symphony Orchestra "Tchaikovsky"

August 1 to 4
Donnafugata Castle - 20:45 - "Night Castle" events in music, art, theatre in the park and inside the castle

August 2
Dell'Acate Valley Winery (3 km from ACAT) - 21:30 - Concert pianist Stefano Bollani - Free wines tasting

August 4
Noto - Court of the former convent of the Jesuits - NOTOMUSICA XXXV International Festival 2010 - Concert for violin and piano - Maria José Oviedo Betancourt. Luca Ballerini

August 5
Donnafugata Castle - 20:30 - "La Cavalleria Rusticana" by Pietro Mascagni Opera

Palazzolo Acreide - Greek Theatre - 21:00 - Concert of the famous singer Roberta Flack

August 6
Donnafugata Castle - hours 20:30 - "La Traviata" by G. Verdi - Opera
Noto - Court of the former convent of the Jesuits - NOTOMUSICA XXXV
International Festival 2010 - "Notes from Underground" instrumental quintet, narrator David Riondino

August 7
Donnafugata Castle - 22:30. "Afrika Unite" - Concert
Palazzolo Acreide - Greek Theatre, classical performances - 21:00 - "Amphitryon"

August 8
Palazzolo Acreide - Greek Theatre, classical performances 21:00 - "Menaechmi"
Villa Gisana (10 km from Modica) - at 21:30 - Bollywood Brass Band Concert
Noto - Court of the former convent of the Jesuits - NOTOMUSICA XXXV
International Festival 2010 - "Concerto de Alma, violin, cello, piano, Michele Placido narrator

August 10
Noto - Court of the former convent of the Jesuits - NOTOMUSICA XXXV International Festival 2010 - "Ibn Hamdis, an Arab poet in Sicily," melodrama texts by Ibn Hamdis

August 12
Noto - Palace Nicolaci - 21:30 - Homage to Chopin piano John Bellucci

August 13
Palazzolo Acreide Greek Theatre, classical performances at 21 - "Electra"

August 14
Noto - Court of the former convent of the Jesuits - NOTOMUSICA XXXV International Festival 2010 - "Meeting of soloists" violin, viola, cello and piano

August 14 to 15
Caltagirone - Feast of St. Maria del Ponte; spectacular lighting of the scale S. James

August 17
Donnafugata Castle - at 21:30 "Cavalleria Rusticana" by G. Verga - theater
Noto - Court of the former convent of the Jesuits - NOTOMUSICA XXXV
International Festival 2010 - "Opera after the Opera, soprano Ida Fratta, baritone Cuneyt Unsal

August 17 - 19 to 21
Marina di Ragusa - 22:30, stadium Wild - Jazz Concerts

August 18
Marina di Ragusa - 21:30 - Giuliano Palma & The Concert Bluebeaters

August 20
Noto - Court of the former convent of the Jesuits - NOTOMUSICA XXXV
International Festival 2010 - Concert of classical music, piano Alice Michaelles

August 22
Noto - Court of the former convent of the Jesuits - NOTOMUSICA XXXV
International Festival 2010 - "From steam I write ... "A story of words, songs, tango ...


SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER

September 2 to 12
Comiso - "September Kasmeneo", an annual event of culture, music, conducted by Italian television presenters and prestigious names of culture and entertainment

September
during the month of September the grapes harvests are held throughout the Hyblean region

Last week of September
Marina di Ragusa - "Goodbye summer, music shows, ice cream festival, festival of Sicilian cuisine, spectacular fireworks international race to the sea.

September 20 to 26
Donnafugata Castle - Cartoons Show

First half of September
Chiaramonte Gulfi - City Roccazzo - Grape Festival - events, visits to places of harvest and the historic cellars

Late November
Chiaramonte Gulfi - Oil Festival, celebrating the famous Chiaramonte oil with events, performances, visits to mills and oil tasting