San Vito Lo Capo and its ancient and fascinating Christmas’ traditions.

San Vito Lo Capo and its ancient and fascinating Christmas’ traditions.

San Vito Lo Capo and its ancient and fascinating Christmas’ traditions.

San Vito Lo Capo and its ancient and fascinating Christmas’ traditions.

30/11/2017

If you are looking for a more intimate Christmas and away from the noise of big cities enjoy the tranquility of San Vito Lo Capo!

Among colored lights, scents and Christmas carols will discover a more intimate and exciting, new experience and understanding.

If you love exploring original nativity scenes and magical Christmas atmosphere of the destinations we propose a few minutes drive from San Vito Lo Capo where you can spend some unforgettable moments.

Custonaci and its Living Nativity

This Nativity,at  its 36th edition, is made in a prehistoric cave, the Grotta Mangiapane; It is considered today the largest event of exploitation trades and Sicilian folk traditions, inscribed in 2006 in the Register of Intangible Heritage, between 100 intangible assets of the Sicilian Region.

The Nativity of Custonaci is known throughout Italy for the extraordinary suggestiveness of its environment as well as to the composure, the interpretative pathos of the characters and the emotions it can arouse.

Like every year there will be over 160 people involved in its preparation including interpreters, craftsmen-artists, peasant workers, local performers and extras. A 

The event will be held on the following days:

25 - 26 - 29 - 30 Dicembre 2017 

5 - 6 - 7 Gennaio 2018

The ticket office is located in the center of Custonaci (Trapani), Mediterranean City of Christmas.

The cost of the ticket (5,00 Children - Adults 10,00 €) includes a shuttle service from the center to the cave and back, the visit of the nativity scene includes tasting local produce and includes a visit to the Santuario Maria Santissima of Custonaci, a fantastic example of Sicilian Baroque, and Art and Faith Museum.

The magical Christmas in Erice

The new edition of EricéNatale 2017/18 brings back the magical atmosphere of the festivities in the medieval village with the sweet sound of the bagpipes and the colors and the lights of its numerous nativity scenes.

Do not miss the most beautiful events ...

- with the "Zampogne dal Mondo", International Festival of Popular Music and Instruments, the festival that offers unexpected and suggestive melodies and that also appeals to children.

- with the most beautiful Nativity scenes, among which the Miniatures of Vito Romano or the Monumental of Jaemy Callari ....

- with the Christmas Market in Piazza della Loggia

You lost through the streets of Erice and among its courtyards, looking for these little gems and you will discover many hidden corners and suggestive that will make your visit unforgettable.

see the programme

Of course, this time of year, there are countless opportunities to enjoy the Sicilian cuisine, which at this time of year is especially tasty and rich in "festive" dishes in addition to the legendary couscous.

Do not miss the Sicilian delicacies at Christmas seem festively decorated ... green light to the Genovesi, cannoli, sicilian cassata but also biscuits with figs, raisins and almonds ...

The precious Sicilian pastry with its delicacies even conquer the most demanding palate and remains at the heart !!!

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