Does the music, dance and culture of Sicily fascinate you? Do you want to get a real taste of Sicily, then head to San Diego this May. The 17th annual Culture and cuisine of Sicily festival is going to take place on Sunday, May, 23, 2010 from 10 am to 6 pm in San Diego’s Little Italy and you simply can’t afford to miss it!
Listen to the Sicilian melodies, experience the rich culture of Sicily and get to gorge on mouth-watering authentic Sicilian dishes. The streets of Little Italy are getting all dressed up tp become a window to the world of Sicilian music, dance and culture. There would be a line-up of food booths where you can get a taste of delicious, and authentic Sicilian culinary specialties such as Caponata, Panella, Arancine, Crocché, Seppia served with black sauce and more.
After satisfying your taste buds, you can shop at various booths offering unique Italian artifacts and souvenirs. Or you can go and relax at the wine and beer gardens. Or enjoy watching a parade at noon as a number of trained dancers in colorful costumes and musicians and representatives of the Italian organizations participate in the parade carrying flags of Sicily and Italy. The best part of this festival is that this highly popular entertaining event is free for all.
If you are planning a vacation to San Diego around this time, do visit Little Italy, a hilly neighborhood in Downtown San Diego located within walking distance of the beautiful San Diego harbor. For kids too, this event offers an array of interesting activities ranging from puppet theater shows, song and dance programs by children, inflatable slides, face painting and lots more. It is a complete fun filled event for entire family. For convenient commute, you can book rooms in an affordable lodging in San Diego from where Little Italy is easily accessible.
California Suites Hotel is a value price leader among budget accommodations in San Diego, and is ideally located right in the heart of San Diego so you won’t have any trouble in commuting. The hotel offers good facilities at affordable prices such as free parking, Internet connection, extended complimentary breakfast, swimming pool, safe deposit box, 24 hour Security Patrol and more.
If you want to experience the culture and cuisine of Sicily without stepping out of San Diego then this event is the place to be.
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