Author Archive by Pietro Zizzo

The garden of Villa Filangeri in Santa Flavia reopens to the public

The Administration of Santa Flavia, communicates to the citizens, from next Saturday morning, the Park of Villa Filangeri will be returned to public use.
It was not easy to restore the paths, weed and prune the numerous tree species present in the park, respecting the existing one. Now each tree, each shrub will have its own name and finally even young people will be able to deepen their knowledge and appreciate the green heritage that we have managed to recover. We were not alone in what I consider an adventure, given the obstacles we had to overcome. For this I would like to thank the staff of the Municipality, the Forestry Administration, the volunteers of the “citizenship income” and all those who in various ways collaborated and dedicated themselves with passion to the rearrangement work. I am proud of the overall result and I would like to dedicate it above all to the youngest who, at the sight of such luxuriant beauty, will find other reasons to protect and respect a heritage that has endured over the years and will bequeath to the next generations. The surprises for the little ones and for the families will be different and we have also reserved a reading area near the new “book house”. We are waiting for you on Saturday 25 September at 4.00 pm with closing scheduled for 7.00 pm after a play of lights and fountains reflected in the green of the park. The park of the municipal villa until 24 October will be possible to visit it every Saturday and Sunday from 09.30 to 12.30 and from 16.00 to 19.00.

Let’s meet in Santa Flavia, a Sunday of culture at Villa Filangeri

“Meet us in Santa Flavia” is an initiative with free admission, organized by the “Events and Culture” Association with the patronage of the Sicilian Regional Assembly and the Municipality of Santa Flavia.
The event will also make use of the collaboration of the Tourist Association Pro Loco of Santa Flavia and the Siciliando community.
The gates will be open from 10 to 13 in the morning and from 16 to 20 in the afternoon.

The event will be structured as follows:
– Second edition of “Splendore e nobiltà” with an exhibition of the period costumes of the costume designer Ignazio Rondone.
– Guided escort service between the palace and the garden.
– “The artists’ garden” with an artistic impromptu and exhibition of works.
– Presentation of the book “The mulberry tree” by Flavese Gaetana Anna Maria Restivo, which tells the intriguing story of the author’s family.

It is specified that access to the event will be regulated at the entrance to the monumental complex of Villa Filangeri, according to the anti-covid regulations in force.

Entry to those without a Green Pass will be categorically forbidden.

Webinar “the brand of Santa Flavia that I would like”

The Pro Loco of Santa Flavia, is pleased to invite the citizens of the Municipality of Santa Flavia to the webinar Smart Digital & Design, the brand of Santa Flavia that I want to . The aim of the webinar is to create the “Marketing Campaign for the Creation of the new brand of the Municipality of Santa Flavia”.
The initiative was born from the collaboration between the Pro Loco of Santa Flavia and WeStart, we are waiting for you tomorrow to learn more about the project.

Splendor and nobility at Villa Filangeri

On Sunday 27 September in Santa Flavia, at the prestigious location of Villa Filangeri, the event “Splendore e nobiltà” will take place, a cultural journey between stories, music and clothes.
The event is organized by the “Events and Culture” Association with the patronage of the Sicilian Regional Assembly and the Municipality of Santa Flavia.
The event will have as a media partner the precious contribution of the Tourist Association Pro Loco of Santa Flavia, the Siciliando community and the La Piana d’Oro Association.
The gates of the villa will be open at 5 pm, and until 8 pm, visitors will be accompanied on a pleasant historical-cultural itinerary where they can admire the exhibition located in the rooms of the building, listening to the stories and customs of the noble families.

A history spanning more than two centuries, from the 1600s to the early 1900s, which will take shape with the period costumes created by the costume designer Ignazio Rondone, of the cultural association “Gruppo storico Conte Rutelli” of Valledolmo.
Rondone has created, in twenty years of tailoring activity, as many as 500 dresses ranging from the Middle Ages to the period of the Leopard. A fine collection that has led him to set up exhibitions throughout Sicily and to see his clothes paraded with pride in important events such as the Castellana di Caccamo.
To avoid crowds, there is a shift of guided visits, which will be reserved, from time to time, to a small number of people.
From 8.45 pm the notes of the most famous classical music composers will echo in the courtyard with the string quartet composed of Virginia Gurrera (1st violin), Federico Castelluccio (2nd violin), Salvatore D’Amato (viola) and Giuseppe D’Amato (cello).
A unique opportunity because the concert will be in an acoustic version with the sound of the instruments pure, without any amplification, just as it happened at the time of the aristocratic families that we intend to pay homage during the event.
Also in this case unlimited access cannot be allowed, but to allow more people to enjoy the performance, the concert will be divided into two mini concerts lasting about half an hour each. The first shift must be at the entrance at 20:30, the second at 21:15.
In order not to exceed the allowed number and to guarantee the right distance, it is mandatory to book by writing an email to the address:
The organization will communicate to interested parties the availability of seats and the turn in which it will be possible to attend the musical performance.
It is specified that access to the event will be regulated at the entrance to the monumental complex of Villa Filangeri by the organizing staff who will take care to collect visitor data and measure the temperature. Entry to those without a mask will be categorically forbidden.
The event is free of charge.
After the conclusion of the event, Villa Filangeri will host the clothes from the aforementioned collection until Friday 2 October, respecting the same opening hours as the municipal offices located there.

Christmas markets in Santa Flavia

The Pro Loco of Santa Flavia in collaboration with ARS and the Municipality of Santa Flavia, presents the Christmas Markets.

Largo Trizzano ‘- Porticello
Friday 13
– from 10.00 to 21.00 – Christmas Markets
– from 10 am to 1 pm – Animation by “Il Suono delle tue emozioni

Saturday 14
– from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm – Christmas markets

Sunday 15
– from 10.00 to 20.00 – Christmas markets
– from 10 am to 1 pm – Animation by “The sound of your emotions
– from 6.00 pm – Musical entertainment “History, music and Sicilianity” by Fabio Raccuglia with Antonio Tralongo

Villa Filangeri – Santa Flavia
Saturday 21st
– from 10.00 to 21.00 – Christmas Markets
– from 5.00 pm – Games and entertainment for children with the Neverland Ludoteca

Sunday 22nd
– from 10.00 to 20.00 – Christmas markets
– from 10 am to 4 pm – Animation by “ZC Events Dj Luciano Cottone
– from 5.00 pm – Music and entertainment with the “Band at the Ciance Street Band

It will also be possible to taste the “U’ Barunieddu ”products of the Buttitta Family of Bagheria

FAI visits Santa Flavia

Saturday 20 July 2019 at 9.30 am the FAI, that is the Italian Environment Fund, visits Santa Flavia. Councilor Michele Mineo coordination. The visit includes the Municipal Palace, the Sala Basile, the Winter Garden and the Basilica Soluntina.

Canoe Week, at the Olivella beach in Porticello

In order to promote its own summer campus in Solanto, the Solunto nautical club organizes from the Olivella seafront in Porticello from Monday 3 to Friday 7 June from 15 to 18 free canoe trips for young people from 8 to 13 years.

I partecipanti dovranno essere accompagnati x la prima volta da un genitore per firmare il modulo di iscrizione alla iniziativa.

Great success for the presentation of the catwalk for the disabled

On Saturday 4 May 2019 in the frame of the winter garden of the Municipality of Santa Flavia, in front of the citizenship, the administration and the trade associations, the project of the catwalk to the sea for the disabled was presented. The installation will be built at the beach of Sant’Elia, a seaside village of Santa Flavia. Click here to view the Ramp project.

They reported:
• Adelaide Maggiore, president of “La Città che Vorre”, Santa Flavia section
• Eugenio Di Liberto, national president of “La Città che Vorre”
• Ing. Massimo Muscolino Architect, creator of the project
• Giuseppe Fricano, who carried out the calculation of the Structure
• Anita Balistreri, disabled girl

They intervened
• Salvatore Sanfilippo, Mayor of Santa Flavia
• Gabriella Pisconti, who presented the wheelchair that will accompany the disabled person.

We also thank:
• Perito Calogero Found
• Marine Surveyor Cosè
• The expired company for the construction of the gangway