This year, we will be proposing a new space: The Maniace Garden, a stretch of grass planted with palm trees, facing the sea and the 11th century Maniace fortress that is extending towards the sea. We would like to thank Bar Maniace, who manages this space, for offering us this wonderful Opportunity.
Facing the ruins of the Apollo Temple, this palace will be the hub of the festival. It is surrounded by the daily market. Its rooms have high ceilings and face the central patio and its columns.
The Antico Mercato will be the main hub of the workshops and classes taught by the festival teachers.
The fort was part of the fortification built by the Spaniards around the island. Its terrace is above the solarium and the sea, facing the East and offering a 270° view on the sea. It will be hosting the outdoors practices, ideal for morning rituals.
The 15th century Palazzo Francica Nava is home to the Sicily Center for International Education (SCIE Center). Custom and Faculty-led programs, Italian language and culture courses, Workshops and summer schools, Study-holidays for all. It is 20 meters away from the Duomo square.