Scicli and the Festival of Madonna dei Milici
Depart: NAS II 2:30 pm, Marinai 2:45 pm, NAS I 3:00 pm
Return : 11:30 pm
Cost: $35.00 (bring euro for food and shopping)
Scicli is famous for its Baroque style architecture and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will visit the town lead by our tour guide. While we are there, we will witness the reenactment of the 1091 battle between the Turks and the Christians which was said to have been won by Madonna who appeared on a white horse. Between 1300 and 1400 the entire Ionian coast suffered attacks from the Saracens so we have this festival to remember the town and that Madonna will always be there to help them! The will be plenty of sicilian products and crafts available to purchase.