22/23 July – Pozzillo, Acireale (CT)
Octopus Festival in the magnificent setting of the village of Pozzillo, 22nd and 23rd July 2017, an event that every year attracts thousands of visitors among curious and passionate. In Piazza S. Margherita Regina tasting stand where octopus salads accompanied by good wine and music are served. The event takes place on the penultimate weekend of July.
Il Borgo, surrounded by citrus gardens, is located on the shore of the Ionian Sea and is about 6 km from Acireale (CT). 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.
For more information: http://www.comune.acireale.ct.it/