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13 Jun

The festival of the Sicilian granita in Acireale.

For the second consecutive year in Acireale June 13 to 16, a beautiful town just a few kilometers from Catania, the event takes place “in Nivarata and the ritual of the Sicilian Granita”, which in addition to proposals for various entertainment offers itself as a true their “exposure of taste” of slush, with moments of knowledge and the recovery of traditions or at least a part of the popular story that lives around the Sicilian granita. For example, during the event the master Sardinian Pranteddu Graziano, along with Mario Ruzzoli show visitors the realization of lemon granita with ancient methods, when there were no refrigerators and freezers.

The name ‘to’ Nivarata “is collected from the popular history of Etna, in fact since the Middle Ages, in Sicily there was the profession of the” nivaroli “, ie those men who were responsible for collecting winter snow on Etna, the mountains Peloritani Hyblaean or Nebrodis, and throughout the year, took care to keep the snow in “neviere”, preserving her from the summer heat, and then, as in the case of the “nivaroli Etna”, carry it up by the sea in the months of greater thirst.
The snow from “muntagna”, from “nivere” Etna, Acireale arrived at the height of summer, great for packing granite, they sold “na vanedda to nivi”, today via Lancaster of Acireale. The winter snow was placed in specially large ditches dug in the ground and covered with volcanic ash or inside the volcanic caves, summer was resumed and packed in “bales”, covered with ferns and straw and transported downstream with carts or mules in jute bags (Antonino Cucuccio – AAG Acireale Accompanying Youth Mountaineering Section of the Italian Alpine Club).

 

Here is the schedule of the days of the event

PARADE OF SICILIAN WINE FESTIVAL OF SLUSH.
From 13 to 16 June 2013 in Acireale (Ct) will host the second edition of the festival ‘in Nivarata and the ritual of the Sicilian Granita.
The event will come to life along the streets of the city center, rich in history, cultural heritage, architectural, natural and gastronomic related to many conquerors.

 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

10.00 – Market Siciliano – Square Address – Inauguration market of typical Sicilian products
16.00 – Santonoceto – Opening of the exhibition of historical Granita with welcome by the students of the IIS “Filippo Brunelleschi” Tourist Acireale, the students of ‘IPSSAR “G. Falcone “Hotelier of Taormina, of ‘I.I.S. “Filippo Brunelleschi” Art School of Acireale, and translations of the students of Language High School “Regina Elena” Acireale
From 18.00/20.00 – Palatenda – Sicily Lab – Electrolux experience with the master Corrado Lack of Caffè Sicilia in Noto, with service and welcome by the students of the “F. Eredia “Hotelier of Catania, of ‘IPSSAR” G. Falcone “Hotelier of Giarre and students of the IIS “Filippo Brunelleschi” Tourist Acireale

 

Friday, June 14, 2013

From 10.00-13.00 – Corso Umberto – Activities in the city
From 11.30/13.00 – Palatenda – Competition Granita slush of the year compared with the technical jury of quality (with Saverio D’Anna – ASPE C, Nino Aiello – journalist of Gambero Rosso, Franco Patane – award winning prize Procopio De Knives, Arnaldo Comfort – professor of the School of Gelato, Italian, and chef Andy Luotto) with service and welcome by the students of the “F. Eredia “Hotelier of Catania, of ‘IPSSAR” G. Falcone “Hotelier of Giarre and students of the IIS “Filippo Brunelleschi” Tourist Acireale
From 16.00/17.00 – Palatenda – Sicily Lab – creations of Sicilian pastry and cake design by the local pastry chefs and Ristoworld
From 16.00/20.00 – Corso Umberto – Masters Old Crafts in the halls of the stately mansions, organized by the Artisans ACESI Enrico Sorbello: cello music by JS Bach, A. Vivaldi, D.Ortiz, E. Reusner
From 18.00/22.00 – Old Town – Traveling shows and street performers
19.00 – Piazza Duomo – La Corrida, by the Municipal Social Centre for the Elderly recreational Santa Venera
21.30 – Ea every 15 minutes until 22.30 – Palatenda Lights of the night, by ODE Fellowship (duration 15 minutes)

 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

From 10.00-13.00 – Corso Umberto – Mens sana in corpore sano: games and workshops for children – Activities in the city by the Association Giocanimazione and CSI
From 10.00/22.00 – Piazza Garibaldi – Market of barter
From 10.00/12.30 – Piazza Duomo – Lambrettas, by the Vintage Motorcycle Club Planet 2000
From 10.00-13.00 – Corso Umberto – Masters Old Crafts in the halls of the stately mansions, organized by the Artisans ACESI
From 11.30/13.00 – Palatenda – Competition Granita year – compared with granite jury quality (with Saverio D’Anna – ASPE C, Nino Aiello – journalist of Gambero Rosso, Franco Patane – award winning prize Procopio De Knives, Arnaldo Conforto – professor of the School of Gelato, Italian, and chef Andy Luotto) with service and welcome by the students of the “F. Eredia “Hotelier of Catania, of ‘IPSSAR” G. Falcone “Hotelier of Giarre and students of the IIS “Filippo Brunelleschi” Tourist Acireale
From 16.00/18.30 – Palatenda – Sicily! – Talk show hosted by prof. Rosario Faraci with Corrado Vigo, Condorelli Foundation, d.ssa Monte, Lucia Calderone, Confesercenti, Richard Cerra (Banca Mediolanum) … Unless Newfoundland and sorbets
From 16.00/20.00 – Corso Umberto – Masters Old Crafts in the halls of the stately mansions, organized by the Artisans ACESI
From 16.00/19.30 – Corso Umberto – Fiat 500s and Lambrettas, in care of the Club “Italian Classic Club – a group of Acireale” and “Vintage Motorcycle Planet 2000 ‘
From 18.00/22.00 – Old Town – Traveling shows and street performers
21.30 – Piazza Duomo – Concerto WITH Electric Blues Preachers feat Simone Liotta and Ornella Foti

 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

From 10.00/12.30 – Corso Umberto – Fiat 500s and Lambrettas, in care of the Club “Italian Classic Club – a group of Acireale” and “Vintage Motorcycle Planet 2000 ‘
From 10.00/22.00 – Piazza Garibaldi – Market of barter
From 10.00-13.00 – Corso Umberto – Masters Old Crafts in the halls of the stately mansions, organized by the Artisans ACESI
From 10.00-13.00 – Palatenda – Presentation of the book 40th anniversary IPPSAR Giarre talk show associations with environmental and nature trails, with the collaboration of the Associations Barock, Making New Green and Galatea, CAI and Scout and vegetable sculptures of master Sebastiano Pafumi and Ilene Petronio Ristoworld
From 16.00/19.00 – Palatenda – Flair acrobatic and Cooking Show with Marco Fiore Planet One and Allcholica, and the chef of the restaurant Accabbanna Andrea Cavallaro S. Alessio Siculo.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES ‘from Friday 14th to Sunday, June 16, 2013

In the days of the event the master Sardinian Pranteddu Graziano, along with Mario Ruzzoli show visitors the realization of lemon granita with ancient methods, when there were no refrigerators and freezers.

Photo Contest – By the Cine Club Photo Galatea

Showcases Taste in competition – The shop set up themed granita. Vote via SMS and you can enter the draw for 2 smartphone offered by Vodafone store in Acireale

Hours 10.00/11.00 – 12.00/16.00 – Palatenda – Granita Lab guided tours to the laboratory, with service and welcome by the students of the “F. Eredia “Hotelier of Catania, of ‘IPSSAR” G. Falcone “Hotelier of Giarre and students of the IIS “Filippo Brunelleschi” Tourist Acireale reservations required online at www.anivarata.it – cost € 2.00, free under 11 years old

From 10.00/13.00 and 16.00/23.00 – Santonoceto – Historical Exhibition of granita with welcome by the students of the IIS “Filippo Brunelleschi” Tourist Acireale, the students of ‘IPSSAR “G. Falcone “Hotelier of Giarre and translations of the students of Language High School” Regina Elena “Acireale

From 10.00/13.00 and 16.00/23.00 – Santonoceto – Show of students’ IIS “Filippo Brunelleschi” Art School in Acireale

From 10.00/23.00 – Square Address – Market agro-food typical Sicilian products

From 10.00/22.00 – Corso Umberto – Crafts with local artists and artisans, with the collaboration of the Golden Ears

From 10.00/23.00 – Santonoceto – Area Relax – Enjoy the comfort of granite

From 16.00/23.00 – Cathedral Square – Square Address – Sale coupons for tastings

From 16.00/24.00 – Piazza Duomo – Address Piazza – Piazza Garibaldi – Wine tasting at the stands, with the service of the students from the ‘Institute “F. Eredia “Hotelier of Catania and students of ‘IPSSAR” G. Falcone “Hotelier of Giarre

From 17.00/20.00 – Corso Umberto – Entertainment for the kids, with the Association Giocanimazione

 

[source girasicilia.it]