Monday, April 18, 2011

Sicily's Best Good Friday Passion Procession

For Good Friday (April 22nd) this year, our best suggestion for a Passion Procession is the one at Erice, a charming town full of stone medieval houses and streets, a castle, some splendid churches and even a few Phoenician walls that were already standing at the time of Christ.

It's scheduled to begin at 4 in the afternoon but get there at least an hour early. Better yet, have lunch at Erice (seafood couscous is a local specialty).

It's true that few of these processions are as good as they should be, but Erice's at least offers an appropriate setting and for that reason we consider it one of Sicily's better ones. And scenic Erice is always worth the trip.

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