BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo
Catania 3 star hotel

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Feast of Saint Agatha in Catania - BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo

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The soul of BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo, 3-star hotel in the center of Catania, comes from the tradition and the courtesy typical of the city of Catania, which you can easily breathe during the historical events of the city.

 

If you're planning a few days holiday in Catania in February or August, you'll be amazed by the atmosphere of the Feast of Saint Agatha.

The main streets are decorated with artistic lighting that give the city a special light, which culminates in front of the mosaic of colored lights showing a scene from the St. Agatha’s life, which traditionally is placed in street Sangiuliano. 


The Feast of St. Agatha is the most important religious event in Catania, celebrated in honor of the patron saint of the city, and takes place every year on February from 3rd to the 5th and on August 17th. Both dates in the city is packed with faithful and curious tourists attracted by the traditional feast and by the Saint Agatha Fair, which takes place on the same days.


The dates of February coincide with the martyrdom of the saint of Catania and in August is celebrated the return of her remains in Catania after they were stolen and brought to Constantinople, where they remained for 86 years.

 

 

 

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