July 29/30 – Pozzillo, Acireale (CT)
Traditional Swordfish Festival in Pozzillo, seaside village of Acireale (CT) 29 and 30 July 2017. During the event, which takes place the last weekend of July, you can enjoy the excellent swordfish sandwich, local specialties , a very special sandwich with a slice of fresh swordfish grilled with salmoriglio alla pozzillese, or an emulsion of oil, drops of lemon and oregano. The swordfish festival, very characteristic and well known, is at every edition very crowded, attracting numerous visitors from all the centers of the district.
Il Borgo, surrounded by citrus gardens, is located on the shore of the Ionian Sea and is about 6 km from Acireale. Its name derives from the Sicilian “Pizziddu” which means small tip or small head on the sea. The town was built around the old church, already existing in the sixteenth century, which stood right on the pizziddu and of which today there is no trace, having been torn down to make room for speculative building in the ’70s. The current nineteenth-century building of worship is located in the center of the village, and is dedicated to Santa Margherita. The cliff of Pozzillo between the Fontanelle bay and the Cale is characterized by a continuous alternation of small bays and small points between which dominates that of the “marine ox” with the characteristic shape in the shape of a crouched dog.
The previous weekend, on the occasion of the feast of the patron Saint Margaret, takes place the “Octopus Festival”. In Piazza S. Margherita Regina tasting stand, where octopus salads are served accompanied by good wine and music.
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