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Artichoke Festival in Ramacca

April. Two week-ends dedicated to the area’s traditional products.

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April Sicily -Ramacca (Catania)  Fairs-Food-Flea markets | Food/Wine


The Artichoke Festival in Ramacca, that in 2022 should reach its 30th edition, is one of the most important events connected to Sicilian food.
The festival is usually held during two weekends, in April. Its aim is promoting the violet artichoke, also called “Violetto Ramacchese”, which has been harvested in the countryside around Ramacca, a small village in the province of Catania, for centuries.

The event takes place in the historical center of Ramacca.
Visitors can taste artichoke-based dishes, enjoy live concerts, attend workshops, go on guided tours (of the Archaeological Museum or the Music Bands of Sicily Museum), or on long excursions along the naturalistic path of the Crystals of Gesso…

Ramacca’s name’s origins are probably Arabic: the name could come from Rammuallah (ground or Allah’s garden) or Ramaq (observatory), or even Rammak (mares’ guardian).

(photos: event’s Facebook page)

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