Strina and typical tastes: the 2015 edition of Neve e lapilli, in Nicolosi

  • Published: 23-11-2015
  • Category: Events

Neve e lapilli 2015 Nicolosi

On the occasion of Christmas 2015, many events take place in Sicily. Events that will make you discover local traditions and the magical Christmas atmosphere of this island. Will this winter vacation be near Catania? Nicolosi is located not far from this town. And in Nicolosi will take place the 2015 edition of Neve e lapilli (literally, “snow and lapilli”).


The event

Organized by the municipality of Nicolosi in collaboration with other associations, during Neve e lapilli the old town centre of Nicolosi becomes an ensemble of lights, flavors and typical Christmas scents: the melodies of bagpipers resound along the narrow streets and the colorful stands offer sweets and culinary specialties.

The icing on the cake is a calendar of event suitable both for adults and children. And then, as the tradition requires, la strina will walk through the streets of the village: it’s an old woman, similar to Befana, that gives coal to kids if they have been bad.


How to get there

To get there from Catania, take the county road 10 towards north and follow the road signs to Nicolosi. The trip by car takes half an hour.


More information

The official dates of Neve e lapilli 2015 aren’t yet decided. By and large, it should take place between December 8 and January 6. For further information, visit Nicolosi municipality official website,


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