Arancino Festival of Ficarrazzi: the 2017 edition from 7 to 10 September

  • Published: 14-07-2017
  • Category: Events

In many parts of Italy it’s called supplì. But only in Sicily you can taste the authentic arancino. The date is in Catania from 7 to 10 September for the Sixteenth edition of Arancino Festival of Ficarrazzi.


The Festival

For sixteen years now, the hilly part of Acicastello, with breathtaking views of the Ciclopo Riviera, hosts a gastronomic-cultural event devoted to a very popular dish. In many parts of Italy it’s called supplì, in Sicily it is known as arancino or arancina, respectively in the eastern and western part of the island. You can have the classic tastes of ragu, butter and norm but, in the last editions of the festival, you can eat also other varieties: pistachio, mushrooms, pesto, octopus, black sepia, tuna and chicken. At Ficarrrazzi, therefore, in the late-summer the king will be just him: the arancino!


How to get

To reach Ficarrazzi you have to follow these suggestions:

  • Take the state road 114 to the north, head towards Acicastello;
  • From here take the provincial road 52, head towards Ficarrazzi.


The surroundings

If you have reach Sicily to spend your holiday in the full relax, among the natural and cultural beauties of this land, then you can not miss a tour around Catania. In September is still sea time, so you will have several opportunities to visit the most beautiful beaches. And if cooking is your passion, don’t  forget to taste the other gastronomic specialties of Catania because it’s a city where you can eat with taste.

More information

For more information about the 2017 edition of the Arancino Festival of Ficarrazzi (how to participate, any changes to data and timetables) you can consult the official fan page of the event.


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