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WHAT TO SEE IN GIARRATANA

  • Church of St Bartolomeo, built in the eighteenth century, inside you can admire many coeval frescoes;
  • Mother-church, dedicated to the Annunciation and to St Joseph, built between the seventeenth and the eighteenth century, with a façade of the late Renaissance and the interior adorned with many works of local artists;
  • Church of St Antonio, built in the eighteenth century in Baroque style, is located in the upper part of the village. Inside you will find precious golden stuccos;
  • Open-pit museum, born on 14 August 1997 with the aim of recovering the history, the traditions and the customs of the eighteenth and nineteenth century;
  • Calaforno’s hypogeum, a prehistoric artificial structure built underground, unique for the Mediterranean archeology;
  • Terravecchia, the old town of Giarratana.
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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS IN GIARRATANA

  • 5 August – Virgin Mary of the snow - Spectacular “SCIUTA” from the Church of St Antonio Abate of the Patron’s heavy simulacrum, carried on the shoulders by many devotees.
  • 14 August – Onion festival - Traditional festival dedicated to our typical product: the onion. A feast among art, taste and traditions, tastings, crafts market, folklore and music.
  • 24 August – Feast of St Bartolomeo – Celebrations in honor of St Bartolomeo Apostle, protector and main Patron 'ab antiquo' of Giarratana. Traditional "Cena" (auction of gifts) and evening procession.
  • From 26 December to 6 January – Living nativity scene – In the most magical time of the year Giarratana becomes an enchanted living nativity scene. You will find exhibitions and tasting of local products.

WHAT CITIES CAN YOU VISIT NEAR GIARRATANA

Marina di Ragusa 45 min – Ragusa Ibla 18 min – Modica 25 min – Scicli 40 min – Noto 45 min – Siracusa e Ortigia 1h – Taormina 1h 30

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