special box Festino Santa Rosalia – Italian Cuisine


An original box set made by the historic Palermo candy factory Terranova to celebrate Santuzza, in the year without a procession and processions due to the Covid emergency

The popular festival most loved by the people of Palermo boasts a history spanning four centuries. Over time, only the landing of Garibaldi and the bombs of the Second World War interrupted the Feast of Santa Rosalia, an extraordinary mix between the sacred and the profane in which citizens manifest all their devotion to the Santuzza. This year the new security rules for the containment of Covid-19 will not allow the organization of mass secular and religious moments, which usually take place between 10 and 15 July, the date of the discovery of the bones of the Saint in Monte Pellegrino in 1624, in full plague, And so the 2020 edition of the Festino will take on a more spiritual and virtual dimension, with the key events broadcast online.

We bring the Festino to your home

A serious blow for Palermo, and for the people of Palermo, who will have to give up the procession and the colorful and fragrant stalls on July 14 at the Foro Italico, where the triumphal chariot passes Porta Felice and the fireworks over the sea celebrate the patron saint of the city. For lovers of the Festino, the historic factory Newfoundland – deeply linked to Santuzza – decided to create a box with all the typical delicacies of that day in mid-July. Giacomo Terranova, fifth generation of a family of master candy makers, has decided to call it "Festino" to pay homage to Rosalia and bring tradition to the homes of all devotees: «My family in the past" armed "the cart at the Marina. It was produced at the time and the freshly made sweets were delivered to the customers. The idea We bring the Festino to your home retraces the memory of my ancestors. We are proud of our history and that we can offer it to everyone, not only to the people of Palermo, but also to those who love Sicily and its delicacies .

The special box

Inside the box there are the scented notes of the caramel of the typical donuts, the colors of the country ice cream, the delicious nougats and the famous homemade candies carob, anise, pomegranate, prickly pear, sesame and honey flavors produced in the historic Newfoundland factory, for 130 years always in via Albergheria, in the popular district of Ballaro.

Great attention also to the packaging of the box, embellished with an illustration of Santa Rosalia by the Palermo watercolorist Giorgio D’Amato. The link with traditions is in fact a constant in the activity of the Newfoundlands. The whole production process, from the selection of raw materials to the packaging of the products, proudly carries the Sicilian brand. In recent years the company, famous for its iconic carob candies, has decided to focus on honey, jams and other typical confectionery products, always in the wake of promoting the Sicilian identity and the agro-food excellence of which the Island is rich. .

To order your own box at home, and enjoy some magic of the Festino from home, just connect to the dedicated section of the Terranova online shop (shipments throughout Italy).

The special box Festino Santa Rosalia.
The special box Festino Santa Rosalia (photo Salvatore Spatafora).

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