Monday, May 11, 2009

Sagra delle nespole: Calatabiano (CT)

Time to gather the nespole! This past weekend in the town of Calatabiano, there was the Sagra delle nespole. Hoards of people gathered to taste nespole gelato, nespole jam, liquor, cream, crepes, and many more creations. To kick of the night the mayor of the town helped serve the guests slices of a 12 meter long nespole cake.



Next weekend the town is celebrating A CALATA DI SAN FULIPPU. Check out a video from a few years ago here. I won't be able to make it next weekend, but I've heard it is something not to miss...

6 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I love Sicily, in fact I love so many places now, I don't know where to go next.

This is truly amazing, such a fun way to share and wow just look at the cake..yummy!

I also just took a look at your "Nespola" post and I had commented on there...where has the year gone!

Jill said...

Wow, the year did fly!

I'm sure you'll be in Sicily soon... :)

Anonymous said...

I love the way you really immerse yourself into these celebrations that are so truly Sicilian. I may be missing out on my usual smell and taste testing around the feste, but I'm still getting a visual feast. Can't say I'm a big fan of nespole, but I would have gone for sure if I'd been there!!!

Jill said...

Thank you! I'm happy to provide you your visual feast!!

Lost in Sicily said...

That looks wonderful! I think I would have been very into the nespole gelato...and i am very excited about the nespole tree we recently planted in our garden. Thanks for the tips! and welcome home! Karen

Jill said...

Thanks Karen,
It's great to be back!! Isn't this weather great!