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  Article:
THIRTY-SIX SCHOOLS MEET AT THE AKRAI THEATRE

Magazine
SIKANIA

N05 May 2002 - Pag. 78

 

(di Giuseppe Matarazzo)

From 16th to 27th May the Greek theatre at Palazzolo Acreide, in Syracusa province, will be a meeting place for schools from different Italian regions and other European countries for the eighth Young People's International Classical Theatre Festival. Thirty-six schools will stage the most famous Greek classics, with the representations of life and civilisation and the stories that they contain.
This is an important event that will go hand-in-hand with the classical performances to be done at the Greek theatre at Syracuse.
Palazzolo and the National Institute for Ancient Drama will certainly be providing a remarkable opportunity for encounters and comparisons for young students from Italy and other European countries, in a journey back into the past, with ancient classical memories, and at the same time a useful opportunity for achieving awareness of common European roots, facilitating the process of integration among people.
Hundreds of young people will be appearing on the evocative natural stage of the Akrai theatre, an ideal setting for highlighting the millenary classical tradition. The classical theatre was one that, as Giusto Monaco the founder of the festival was and still is freedom, the fight to be the master of one's own destiny, a search for the meaning of existence, a meditation and questions often destined to go unanswered, the refusal to be suppressed, disdain at being oppressed.
The programme contemplates mornings at the theatre and meetings and debates in the afternoon. The schools participating in the festival will then assist at the classical plays at the Syracuse Greek theatre and will visit places of interest and beauty spots in the Iblei area.
The town of Palazzolo, a true pearl of the Syracuse mountain area, is getting ready to face an eventful week fully valorising it in its own art and its own history and above all making it a place of encounter and comparison between a lot of European students a week of spectacle and culture, joy and colours.


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Inclusion in the prestigious World Heritage List UNESCO "Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto": Caltagirone, Militello Val of Catania, Catania, Modica, Famous, Palazzolo Acreide, Ragusa Ibla, Scicli.
 

 
An archaeological zone between most ancient in the Italian panorama, with a beautiful greek theatre, roman-hellenistic road.
 

 
One of the most famous and appreciated attractions of Palazzolo Acreide is certainly "House-museum of Antonino Uccello). During the years of passionate and hard work, the Sicilian ethnologist, has collected and put in order interesting testimonies and precious materials about the life and folk wisdom.
 

 
The site hosts 12 large reliefs called "Santoni". It is the greatest sanctuary to date uncovered, dedicated to the cult of the oriental goddess of fertility Cibeles.
 

 
The ruins of the Norman castle and the surrounding medieval urban planning structure.
 

 
An historical center of great architectonic value, strongly characterized from a Baroque architecture, fruit of the reconstruction post-earthquake of 1693 and, subsequently,  from the season of the Art Noveau.
 

 
The religious manifestations like the festivity of S. Paul and S. Sebastiano, known in all the Sicily.
 

 
International Youth Festival of Classical Theatre.
Every year, during May, at greek theatre many groups of highschools students from all over Italy and the rest of Europe perform tragedies and comedy by classical authors.
 

 
The several exhibitions proposed by the House-museum "Antonino Uccello", the agricultural and food- Review of the products and typical food... and more...
 

 
Carnival is very lively in Palazzolo Acreide and is one of the oldest in Sicily. As well as the parade of the allegorical cars and groups dressed up, you may taste in various food festivals the typical Palazzolo's food products like the sausage, trout pastry, macaroni, cavatieddi (a typical local pasta) and cannoli.
 

 
A extremely varied landscape, with the  Natural Reserve of Cava Grande and the Natural Reserve of the Anapo-Pantalica.
 

 
The presence, in the beam of little kilometers, archaeological and historical important archaeological zone like Kasmenai, Ancient Avola, Castelluccio, Pantalica, the several bizantine churches, etc.
 

 
The St. Lucia watermill, is one of the four water-mills started by the torrent Purbella. It dates back to the XVI century. It is perfectly kept, plunged in an uncontaminated valley, shaded by oak-trees and walnut-trees.Inside the building is the Museum of the Millstone where permanent displays and millstones of different shapes illustrate the development of the cereals grindind technique, from pre-history up to hydraulic energy.
 

     
 

 

 
     
 

 
     
 

 

 
     
 

 

 
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