Easter and the first “Social Trip” in Baroque Land.

Easter in Baroque Land with the first “Social Trip”: tour operators and three Dutch travel bloggers arrive to experience places and traditions of the unique destination Enjoy Barocco

Holy Week, the most evocative and mysterious, between rites and celebrations, faith and folklore, has begun, and the Baroque Land offers its passionate tradition, showing its origins, its colors, its places full of meaning, to experience, as natives or as tourists, an Easter with a thousand faces. Amid processions and culinary traditions, a bath of crowds cheer the joy of Easter and look at the mystery of rebirth with emotionally charged eyes.

La unique tourist destination “Enjoy Barocco” invites you on a journey into tradition, between faith and culture, places and food, to discover Holy Week in the Baroque Land that encompasses the municipalities of Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, Ispica and Santa Croce Camerina, amid Unesco heritage monuments, breathtaking landscapes and the warmth of the Iblean welcome. And it also simultaneously launches the first “Social Trip” with the arrival of three Dutch travel bloggers and the representative of an international tour operator. During these intense days, where religious festivals, such as Modica’s Madonna Vasa Vasa, Scicli’s Gioia or the various rituals taking place in the other municipalities, are exalted, these special guests will be able to fully experience the area while also discovering its flavors.

This is a follow-up to the first step when the Netherlands welcomed the Enjoy Barocco Dmo last month and when Iblean beauty, art and culture warmed up a snowy Amsterdam. Francesco Lucifora, art critic and lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania and Syracuse, a member of the planning group for the tourism master plan of the GAL Terra Barocca, last March 10 brought a five-sense experience, meeting with numerous Dutch tour operators and promoting “Enjoy Barocco” according to a captivating itinerary that gave a “taste” of the flavors, Of the emotions and sensations in which our land is rich. Thanks to the willingness of the Dmo’s partners, who won over the participants with their products, inside the “Bottega by Chiara’s Food” began a journey that now leads back home, among the colors, scents and flavors of Hyblaean.

From today, April 7, through April 12, with the support of the partners, the Enjoy Barocco tourist destination will be experienced by three Dutch travel bloggers who will be able to immerse themselves in the territories of the five municipalities, in a bath of warm liveliness and colorful Hyblean hospitality, being overwhelmed by the full and intense days that characterize this Easter season. They will become the testimonials, through their social channels and with their travel news, of the experiences they enjoy. Baroque Earth will bounce between tags and shares, blurring boundaries and reaching into the wonderful world that is the sociality of the world wide web.

To travel bloggers, as well as the faithful and the curious,Holy Week in the province of Ragusa will give unique sensations, each municipality will fascinate, transporting between ancient sites and immemorial rituals.

In Ispica, Holy Week is the most important of the town’s religious festivals. Highly felt, the celebrations involve the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Basilica of Santissima Annunziata and their respective Confraternities. The encounter between Mary and her son Jesus is the heart of the Easter celebration in Modica. The “Madonna Vasa Vasa” moves in her three kisses also replicated in the evening. Scicli rejoices in the resurrection of the living man, “U Gioia,” one of the most beautiful festivals in Sicily with the statue of the Risen Christ carried in procession in a frenetic rhythm, amidst continuous and evocative spins. The other Easter rites, as is also the case in Ragusa and Santa Croce Camerina, flank religious moments with gastronomic traditions. And the feast smells good, with the preparation of typical dishes such as Ragusa lamb “breaded” (also turkey or chicken) and even “turciniuna,” succulent rolls of lamb entrails and onion. Or Modicani meat “pastizzi” and Scicli’s Turkish heads. And again the ricotta cassatelle, with the chocolate variant or with the addition of cinnamon, unfailing on the tables of the Baroque Land precisely at this extraordinary time of year.

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