The most important religious event in Catania
The soul of Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo, 3-star hotel in the center of Catania, comes from the tradition and the typical courtesy of the city of Catania, which you can easily breathe during the historical events of the city.
Where to go
During the Feast of St. 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.
When to go
The patron saint is celebrated 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.
A memory, a tradition
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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