24 February 2017

- March 2017 - Celebrations of St. Joseph

The special packages dedicated to the "Local Events" are intended for those who wish to discover the area through the local traditions spending a pleasant stay at preferred conditions and exclusive services.

During of the celebrations of St. Joseph in Santa Croce Camerina and Scicli, Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa offers a package for Guests who wish to participate in a series of events related to local traditions. The package is valid for a stay between the 13rd and 20th of March 2017.

 


St. Joseph in Santa Croce Camerina

San Giuseppe - Santa Croce Camerina

 

History

The celebration of St. Joseph dates back to 1832 with the preparation of large tables, the so-called "Cene” (Dinners), offered to the Patron in sign of devotion or grace received. 

 

The celebration: "Cene" and procession

The main events are the traditional descente of the simulacrum and the visit to the "Cene" at faithful home, in the town historic center, and the Holy Mass made by the Bishop. At the end of the celebration, the simulacrum will be back to his holy room.

 


San Giuseppe a Scicli

Cavalcata San Giuseppe - Scicli

 

History

During the celebration of St. Joseph, the traditional folkloric appointment with the historical "Cavalcade of St. Joseph": the richly dressed-up horses parade throuh the town center. Festivals and gastronomy, exhibitions and the traditional sweet of St. Joseph.

 

The celebration: fires and parade

In the past fires had a very important role during the celebration. Families came together around the fire to eat while waiting for the passage of the procession with the horses. Even the horsemen were carrying torches, the "Ciaccare" (still in use but turned off). The fire of bonfires and "Ciaccare" was light to the passage of the Holy Family as symbol of life that reborn on spring. Today it is not possible anymore to light bonfires, some neighborhoods are able to preserve tradition, in other citizens are equipped with braziers and barbecues.

 

Below the benefits included in the package:

  • ◦ 2 nights stay Stay in double room or double room for single use - Superior with free upgrade to Premium
  • ◦ Welcome gift in room at arrival
  • ◦ 1 dinner at the gourmet restaurant “Il Carrubo” (4 courses – drinks not included)
  • ◦ 2 free entry to the 900 sqm SPA for 2 hour  (use of the indoor heated pool, hydro-massage, sauna, Turkish bath)
  • ◦ Welcome drink at the Wine Bar
  • ◦ 1 Voucher for a visit and tasting of Sicilian delights at a local Farmhouse*
  • ◦ Newspaper in your room every morning

*The voucher is personal and valid for a visit and tasting at one of the following company (transfer service not included):

  • ◦ Farmhouse "Cutrera" located in Chiaramonte Gulfi (about 1 hour visit + light lunch with oil & preserves tasting)
  • ◦ Farmhouse "Aromas" located in Scicli (about 1 hour visit  + light lunch with local delights tasting at the restaurant "Satra")

Reservation with our Booking Office is required before arrival. The tasting, in case of big groups, chould be organized at Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa.

 


Rates for 2 nights for double room or double with twin beds:

  • ◦ Superior with free upgrade to Premium: € 580,00
  • ◦ Suites: € 1.140,00

 


  • ◦ Special rate for additional night in BB room: 20% off on Best Available rate
  • ◦ 3rd adult Guest: € 239,00

 


Extra Services

 


Note

  • ◦ Rate per package including VAT and service. The package is valid upon availability at the booking time
  • ◦ The availability of Green fee and access to the SPA are subject to confirmation at the booking time

 


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Contrada Piombo, 97100 Ragusa
Sicilia (Italia)
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