• Day100

    Pumicient elephant

    February 4 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Most popular sight appears to be the elephant in Piazza del Duomo carved from lava and impaled on a granite shaft.
    The Piazza is another Unesco World Heritage site.
    Inside the cathedral I discovered the tomb of Vincenzo Bellini.
    During this festival, to thank S.Agata for her help, people buy these candles, long in proportion with the amount of thanks due. After their devotions before her statue, the remains of the candles are thrown to the ground in the customary Italian fashion.Read more