Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easter in Sicily 2013

It's early this year, on March 31st.

Easter in Sicily is a magical experience. The Passion Processions on Good Friday are especially interesting. Our favourite is the one at Erice, a hilltop town of gray stone houses and streets redolent of Jerusalem's that was already standing in biblical times.

Another interesting event is Mass at the Byzantine Rite churches, especially Palermo's Martorana, built as a Greek Orthodox Church in the twelfth century.

It's a great time to visit, and taste an almond marzipan lamb.

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