389° Festino di Santa Rosalia

 The Festino di Santa Rosalia, the most important feast in Palermo tradition, culminates with the grand procession-show of 14 July. Dedicated to "future-makers" this year, the Festino is the most direct way to feel the soul of the city, and fall in love with it.

inner rosalia

From 1 to 15 July, the city embraces what Gaetano Basile, journalist and historian of local traditions, defines as a "immense and beautiful popular votive offering".

In between devotion and folklore, the Festino di Santa Rosalia attracts huge crowds of citizens and tourists, fascinated by the amazing procession-show of July 14, that year after year captures the audience with its dances, music, performances and the unfailing final fireworks. 

This 389° edition is dedicated to "future-makers" and offers an intense programme of concerts and exhibitions (http://www.festinodisantarosalia.it/389/).

The official website also features the mini-documentaries by Gaetano Basile on the history of the Festino and the blog Future Umanità (Future Humanities), telling stories of people who have a clear idea of the future and strive in the present to make it come true.  

W Palermo and W Santa Rosalia!

The HotelSphere Events

Christmas concerts, from classical music to bossa nova, taking place from December 26 to January 6.
The solo exhibition of the Palermitan artist is open in Museo Civico Castelbuono, while Hotel Principe di Villafranca, a member of The HotelSphere hotel group, main sponsor of the Museum, hosts a sculpture by the artist until January 9.