Sicily

La Fiesta di Santa Rosalia, Palermo

La Fiesta di Santa Rosalia, Palermo

A hugely popular 5 day fiesta in Palermo culminating in an big parade on the 14th and a procession of the relics of in their Patron Saint on the 15th. There's also a lot of partying and a spectacular pyrotechnic firework display on the beach.

Festival of San Salvatore, Cefalu

Festival of San Salvatore, Cefalu

In tribute to Cefalu's Patron Saint, the city holds various processions over several days, attracting huge crowds. It culminates on the 6th August when locals scramble along a greased pole to touch a statue of the Saint. 2019 dates to be confirmed.