Traditions and customs can be timeless. Traditions that involve tourists take them to another world full of beauty and charm, where they can experience a mix of devotion and theatre. One of these traditions is the feast at Santa Rosalia. It is known in Palermo as ‘u fistinu. It is held in the most beautiful locations of Palermo during July.
Even the most renowned travelers of the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries were surprised by this feast. This great event is led by Santa Rosalia, who is especially dear to Palermo because of her contribution in fighting the plague in 1624.