RADDUSA CITY OF WHEAT
To read the article dedicated to the Raddusa wheat festival you can go to this page.
Raddusa’s report was published in the British magazine “Italy”, also creating the cover.
On this page there are scans of the pages published in the magazine.
In the wonderful and hot land of Sicily, between the cities of Catania and Enna, discover the ideal place to breath the pure air of rural life. Arriving by car you cross a desert valley where the landscape resembles the planet Mars and are welcomed by a banner that reads: “Raddusa, the city of the wheat.” The town’s name comes from the Arab word “Rabdusa,” land of abundant vegetation.
For three days every year, at the beginning of September, (this year from September 10 through 12), a city is in fiesta. The atmosphere becomes that of rural life in the Sicilian hinterland in the fifties when the culture of Raddusa was still firmly tied to the earth and to its products. The most important product was wheat.