Lords, Swords, and Ladies

Annually on the fourth Sunday of May, the town of Casteltermini holds the Festa di Santa Croce e Sagra del Tataratà. During the feast, which dates back to medieval times, one of the traditions is a reenactment of a combat style utilized by the Arabs, who occupied Sicily from approximately 827 A.D. to 1091 A.D….

The Cows Knew Something

The annual Feast of the Holy Cross and Tataratà Festival, or Festa di Santa Croce e Tataratà celebrates folklore having to do with the founding of Casteltermini. Legend is that before the town was founded in 1629, a herder noticed that his cows congregated and knelt down at a specific spot day after day. Curious,…