Throughout the month of the typical products of Etna festival, every weekend a different festival! The Ottobrata Zafferanese offers tastings, music, tours, performances and craft markets. Every Sunday in October in the old town of Zafferana Etnea (CT) is held Ottobrata, market exhibition of typical products of Etna with stands of crafts and tasting of local products.
Protagonists of each Sunday in Zafferana Etnea are the typical products of the earth and their derivatives; the visitor attracted by the typical Sicilian cuisine can appreciate the grape, wine, mustard, honey, apples, seasonal fruits (prickly pears, pomegranates, walnuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts, pistachios), the mushrooms of ‘Etna, oil, olives and canned in oil.
The journey of taste
Piazza Umberto is home to many stands where you can taste the local sweets (skiers, the donuts, the almond paste, the tea leaves), liqueurs, wines, honey, nougat and caramelized dried fruit, pistachio ice cream and many other delicacies. The municipal park near the square, instead, hosts the stands of cold cuts, typical Sicilian cheese and canned food. Not to be missed, then, the various appointments of Slow Food, in the square of the Sicilian Region, during which it is possible, through guided tastings, taste different Sicilian dishes.
The itinerary of beauty
All the way through the historic center is dedicated to exhibitions of ancient crafts: the most curious visitors can stop to admire the work of sculptors of wood and lava stone, painters of Sicilian carts banks, embroiderers, wrought iron workers, puppeteers . Along this path, then, are several areas that host various exhibitions of paintings, photography and crafts.
The Ottobrata involves the visitor especially for its party atmosphere starring the music and the show. Every Sunday, at different times of the day, are held musical performances and dance, and for the little ones so much entertainment and animation with actors, acrobats and tightrope walkers. For the more adventurous, however, they are offered every Sunday of hiking trails (some only on request) in the most beautiful places in the area.
Established in the early eighties as a simple exhibition-market of typical products, over time it has evolved in the direction of a complex event and full of different facets, which every year attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over Sicily and not only.
Ottobrata Zafferana program
Sagra delle Mele Etna
Festival Mushroom and Honey
Chestnut Festival and Wine
For more information and program:
Facebook page Ottobrata Zafferanese
Site Municipality of Zafferana
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