Ottobrata is the Sicilian Taste Festival which is held every year in a delightful village on the slopes of Etna, Zafferana Etnea, in Catania. The Italian name Ottobrata derives from the month of October, because the event is held in October.
Every Sunday is related to a specific taste theme: the first Sunday was related to “Grapes”, the second one to “Apples”, the third to “Mushrooms and Honey” and the theme of the last Sunday will be “Chestnuts and Wine”.
Ottobrata Taste Festival is a gastronomic journey, but not only. All streets that intersect with each other are characterized by the presence of food stands, but also by the stalls of local handicrafts and art exhibitions. In fact, you will have the opportunity to meet the masters of wrought iron, wood and ceramics, white and lava stone (typical of the architecture of Sicily) and embroidery, and to learn more about the history of the famous Sicilian cart!
How to get to Ottobrata Zafferanese
You can get to Zafferana from Catania by bus (AST line). Here there is the AST bus timetable. People go there for lunch or dinner. There will be an incredible crowd, try to get to the event 2 hours before lunch or dinner. The bus takes about 40 minutes to get there (traffic permitting).
I love Ottobrata taste festival, because it is a great opportunity to discover more about local food. Don’t go to Ottobrata if you are not at ease with crowdy places!
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