Aidone is a small town full of wonders that must be seen. It is home to an important archaeological site, Morgantina , and its Venus, a Greek sculpture, from the 5th century BC, returned to its homeland in 2011.
The town, nicknamed “The Balcony of Sicily” , from its belvedere, offers a wide view of the Plain of Catania, of Etna, and of the Erei mountains. The Aidona area, already very rich in woods, shares the Ronza park, a wonderful nature reserve, with the nearby cities of Piazza Armerina and Enna. In the Aidona countryside it is also possible to admire the ancient buildings of the farms and on the border with the province of Catania the Ogliastro lake.
Aidone’s religious tradition for Easter is similar to that celebrated in many Spanish cities, especially Seville and Malaga , as it was brought to Sicily by the Spaniards. It ends with the typical celebrations of the city between dances and pirouettes of the 12 “Santoni” around the Risen Christ and the Mother.
Also noteworthy are the celebrations of the “Feast of San Filippo” on 1st May and the one dedicated to the patron saint, San Lorenzo, from 3rd to 10th August which coincides with the traditional summer events: tournaments, musical and band performances. It closes with the most anticipated of the fireworks which begins precisely at midnight on the 10th, coinciding with the rain of stars!