Calatafimi Segesta Festival

The 50th Anniversary of the Calatafimi Segesta Festival “Dionisiache” is happening now through September 3. This breathtaking 3rd century B.C. amphitheater on top of Monte Bàrbaro is hosting everything from ancient Greek works like Antigone and new plays such as Shakespeare in Brexit to symphony concerts and jazz. Just add cushions and it’s showtime!

Our May 2016 Tour, Day 7: It’s Electrifying

Annually each May and June, L’Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico (INDA) presents ancient works of theater at Siracusa’s 5th-Century-BC Teatro Greco (pictured, photographed during last year’s performance of The Suppliants by Aeschylus). During the 2016 season, INDA will produce Electra of Sophocles, Phaedra by Seneca, and Alcestis of Euripides. On the evening of Day 7…

Dionysus at Siracusa’s Ancient Theater

The god Dionysus, as portrayed by an actor for a performance of The Bacchae by Euripides at the ancient ampitheater in Siracusa. He holds a giant fennel staff topped with a pine cone and ivy leaves called a thyrsus, which is a symbol of fertility. #experiencesicily #siracusa #theater #bacchae #baccante #teatro #antico #amphitheater #anfiteatro #teatroantico…