This oil is produced right in the ancient trappeto in the atrium of the Barresi-Branciforti Castle, center of a renowned olive production since the XVth century. These premises were restored in 1811 by Ercole Maria Branciforti, lord of Militello, to replace the previous ruined trapdoor which was inside the castle. Read more…
An excellent variant of the traditional almond granita, which is tasted a little in all of Sicily, is the militellese one, where toasted almond milk is added to toasted and chopped almonds, which give this granita a delicious and absolutely original taste.
Sweet linked to the feast of Saint Joseph on March 19 and Saint Lucia on December 13, traditional pipirata is prepared with cooked wine, rice, pine nuts and aromas. One of its variants is the addition of almonds, hazelnuts and chocolate chips to the dough.
Also the mastrazzola (mustaccioli) are winter sweets: they are in the form of caramelized chunks, and they are made from flour, vin cotto and aromas, whose mixture, once roasted in the oven, hardens and is cut into pieces.
Nfasciateddi are traditionally produced at Christmas time. They are made with flour, toasted almonds, honey and cloves, whose dough is wrapped and rolled in shortbread fettuccine, then caramelized with sugar and lemon peel.
The most traditional of the militellesi desserts, whose recipe originates within the walls of the convent of Sant’Agata (for this reason called “della zia monaca” cake), is the cassatellina (cassatiddina), a square basket composted with a dough based on almonds, fruit jam, chocolate, liqueur, cinnamon and cloves, wrapped on the Read more…
Prickly pear mostarda is the typical product of Militello and has its maximum celebration in the October Festival. It is prepared, instead of with wine must, with these typical Sicilian fruits, to which to add semolina and spices such as cinnamon and cloves. Place the still hot mixture in ceramic Read more…
Saint Benedict, patron saint of Europe, is highly revered in Militello The party begins on 3 July with the octave, but reaches its climax on 11 July with the procession through the city streets and various events that act as a “kit” for the religious festival.
The festival takes place on May 24 at the Confraternity Church of Santa Maria dello Spasimo, from which the city’s district takes its name. The statue of the Madonna enthroned with the Child is carried in a procession on the shoulder.
On the occasion of the Carnival, the Municipality organizes numerous events, with dances, dancing and fashion shows, for adults and children, from Thursday to Shrove Tuesday.