Events program

Earth Day Cefalù 2023

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Friday, April 21, 2023 - the 1rst Day EDC9

  • 9:30 am-12:30 pm / 2:30 pm-5:30 pm – Ex Ospedale Giglio, Via Aldo Moro: FREE microchip application day, in collaboration with the Veterinary Service of the ASP of Palermo, Veterinary Prevention Department of Cefalù;
  • 9:30 am-12:30 pm / 3:30 pm-6:30 pm – Piazza Colombo / Ecovillage: “Adopt a puppy” organized by the association ZampAmica of Cefalù
  • 10:00 am – Piazza Colombo | Lungomare Giardina: #StopMarineLitter - Cefalù Schools Together for the Environment Special cleaning of a section of the Lungomare beach, organized by students from I.I.S.S. Jacopo del Duca-Diego Bianca Amato and I.I.S. Mandralisca in Cefalù, with the participation of the ASD Piranha Sup Surf School Cefalù and WWF Sicilia Nord Occidentale
  • 10:30 am – Centro Storico | Piazza Duomo | Lungomare: Save the Sea procession of students from the Istituto Comprensivo Botta
  • 12:00 pm – Piazza Colombo | Lungomare Giardina: Release of ‘Caretta Caretta’ turtles organized by the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale A. Mirri della Sicilia, with the participation of the ASD Nuoto Zenit Cefalù, ASD Piranha Sup Surf School and WWF Sicilia Nord Occidentale
  • 3:00 pm-8:00 pm Council Chamber of the Municipality of Cefalù: Philatelic Cancellation by POSTE ITALIANE with the logos of the most beautiful villages in Italy and Earth Day Cefalú 9
  • 4:00 pm – Corte delle Stelle, Corso Ruggero 92: WoodLab, Wood Painting Workshop for Children. Free entry and souvenir to take home (booking required at;
  • 4:30 pm – Departure from Castello Bordonaro, contrada Settefrati: Walk to discover the nature of the beach of Settefrati with the environmental guide AIGAE Laura Pollicino (for information and reservations call 338 3592468);
  • 5:00 pm-8:00 pmHistoric center of Cefalù: Living Paintings performance, organized by students from the Liceo Artistico “D.B. Amato” - Cefalù, prof. Patrizia Di Fatta - Arte del Design del Tessuto;
  • 5:30 pm – Piazza Colombo: Inauguration of EcoVillage with tasting organized by Baz’Art Sicilia;
  • 8:30 pm – Teatro Comunale S. Cicero: comedy show by Antonio Pandolfo “A Sofa for a Friend”.
  • Saturday, April 22, 2023, the 2nd day of EDC9

  • 10:00 am – Meeting at Piazza Garibaldi: A guided hike on the Rocca di Cefalù , with special guides Prof. Antonio Franco e il Dott. Emanuele Rinaldi, organized by the CAI Section of Cefalù. There will also be a bird release by the LIPU C.R.R.F.S. (Regional Wildlife Recovery Center) of Ficuzza, with the participation of dott. Giovanni Giardina and the WWF North-Western Sicily. To book your free ticket, call 3687860815;
  • 2 – Starting from Piazza Duomo, the first edition of the “Cursa di Ciclopi” - SSicily Endurance Trail, a 500 km race through the territory of 50 Sicilian municipalities, ending at the highest active volcano in Europe, organized by Triscele Trailers SSD;
  • 2:30 pm - Meeting at Piazza Garibaldi: Walking Tour , of the historic center of Cefalù, organized by Cassata Travel (For more information and to book your tour, email;
  • 4:30 pm - At the Cinema Astro on via Martoglio: an animated film called Mavka and the Enchanted Forest (special ticket required).
  • 5:30 pm – Starting from piazza Diaz: there will be an itinerant street band called BANDA ALLE CIANCE
  • 7:00 pm – Ottagono Santa Caterina, Piazza Duomo: there will be the opening of an art exhibit called A Sea of Plastic by Gaetano Barbarotto with musical entertainment by guest marine biologist, Andrea Spinelli, from the Oceanographic Institute of Valencia, along with his brother Marco, the founders of the Euridice Mission;
  • 8:30 pm – Teatro Comunale S. Cicero: comedy show by Ernesto Maria Ponte e Clelia Cucco called Finiti sotto un ponte (Under a Bridge).
  • Sunday, April 23, 2023 - 3rd day of EDC

  • 6:00 am - Lungomare Giardina: Sunrise Pilates with Iana Hajdau(info and reservations at
  • 10:00 am/1:00 pm – 3:30/6:30 pm – Lungomare Giardina: “Adopt a puppy organized by the association Code in attesa from Cefalù
  • 10:00 am/1:00 pm – Bosco di Guarneri, località Sant’Ambrogio: Nature Walk at C.E.A. Serra Guarneri (in the Integral Reserve of the Madonie Park), guided nature tour with tasting of local products, organized by the Cooperativa PALMA NANA (with contribution; for info and reservations 091/303417);
  • 10:30 am - Sala delle Capriate, Municipality of Cefalù: seminar Building with Earth: Limits and Benefits by Prof. Arch. Maria Luisa Germanà (UniPa), Arch. Tommaso Bazzechi, Arch. Fabio Vaccaro;
  • 3:30/6:30 pm – Tenuta del Castello Bordonaro La Tenuta Bordonaro opens its doors, horse riding trials for adults and children inside the municipal park (“Battesimo della Sella e Caval Giocare”, organized by theAssociazione Cavalieri della Valdemone - Pollina), tasting of Pane “Cunzatu” andMerenda Bimbi by the Baguette Panificio
  • 5:00 pm- Rosa dei Venti, Piazza Cristoforo Colombo, Street Art Show;
  • 5:30 pm - Bastione Innovazione Cibo Cultura | Piazza Crispi: Seminar and Tasting on Sicilian Craft Beers (reservation required at | max 15 people);
  • 6:30 pm - Largo Di Giorgio (Villa Comunale), Street Art Show;
  • 7:30 pm- Largo Eroi del mare, Sunset Pilates with Iana Hajdau , (info and reservations at
  • 8:30 pm – Teatro comunale S. Cicero, Earth in my Heart, concert by Francesco Ciprì tenore and Valentina Di Franco soprano with elements of the Sicilian Philharmonic Orchestra, organized by Sicilia Classica Festival.
  • Monday, April 24th 2023 - 4th day of EDC9

  • 6:00 am - Bastione di Capo Marchiafava, Piazza Crispi: Sunrise Pilates with Iana Hajdau (info and reservations at
  • 4:00 pm - Corte delle Stelle, Corso Ruggero 92: WoodLab, Wood Painting Workshop for Kids. Free Entry and Souvenirs to take home (mandatory reservation at;
  • 5:30 pm - Corte delle Stelle: Face Painting for Kids
  • 6:00 pm - Bastione Innovazione Cibo Cultura | Piazza Crispi, opening of the photographic exhibition Third Landscape by Alessia Argento;
  • 6:00 pm - Amphitheater of Punta Barcarello (Sferracavallo, Palermo) The Magic of Capo Gallo - A Nature Reserve in the City organized by the Citizens' Committee "Il Mare di Sferracavallo" , with the participation of Riccardo Guarino Associate Professor of Environmental and Applied Botany (UniPa);
  • 6:30 - Piazza Cristoforo Colombo, Rosa dei venti: Performance by Melko Van Kaster;
  • Tuesday, April 25th, 2023 - 5th day EDC9

  • 10:30 am / 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm / 5:30 pm- Departure from "Casa il Bosco", Contrada Bosco: Horseback riding excursion with breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian coast, the high Madonie and Nebrodi mountains, organized by Ride Sicily (beginners who have already ridden before are also welcome, closed shoes and long, comfortable pants are recommended; with a contribution, for info and reservations call 3341362149);
  • 5:30 pm – Historic center | Lungomare Giardina, departure from piazza Diaz, Itinerant street artist show Alice in wonderland organized by the theater company Accademia Creativa.
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    * April 21-25 | EcoVillage organized by Baz’Art Sicilia with wine and food tastings and Sicilian artistic crafts | Piazza Colombo;
    * April-August | La Cornice sul Mare artistic installation created by IISS Jacopo del Duca - D. B. Amato, plesso Liceo Artistico di Cefalù | Piazza Crispi (Bastione);
    * April 8 - May 1 | Illuminate your selfie theme light installations for photobooth organized by Ditta Luminaria Led di Plescia Group| Centro storico e Sant’Ambrogio;
    * April 24 - May 1 | photographic exhibition by Alessia Argento Terzo Paesaggio, Bastione Innovazione Cibo Cultura | Piazza Crispi;
    * April 21-25 | temporary placement of The Plastic Fish (a plastic-eating fish with an iron structure, entirely made of recycled materials), by the artist Luigi Aricò | Piazza Colombo;
    * April 22 - May 1 | personal exhibition Un Mare di Plastica by Gaetano Barbarotto | Ottagono S. Caterina. This program may be subject to change.

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