Ramacca is a small village in the province of Catania, of about 10554 inhabitants. It is famous for the production of violet artichokes, oranges and lemons, thanks to the particular climate and soil conditions. The Ramacchese violet artichoke  has a cylindrical shape, with strong purple hues. The rounded shape makes it quite similar to a fleshy flower. Its flavor is sweet, delicate, even if slightly bitter. It is eaten from November to May. It is digestive,  recommended in diets because it is low in fat and rich in carbohydrates and potassium. It has become an emblem of excellence.  

There is a festival of the violet artichoke in Ramacca. It  offers a large showcase to all the typical products of the area, from oranges to oil, from cheeses to honey, from  wine to the local bread. During the festival there are  folkloric and  musical performances, guided tours of the Civic Museum, the Museum of Music Bands, the Archaeological Park with the remains of a prehistoric village and the ruins of a Sicilian-Greek center. The Church of San Giuseppe and  the Mother Church, dedicated to the Nativity of Mary, are worth a visit. The Artichoke Festival, usually in April,  is history, culture, folklore and obviously good food. Last year the festival was suspended because of the Covid. We hope that when this epidemic emergency ends the festival will be organized again!

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