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Sicily offers a lot in terms of cultural events and local festivals all around the region. Most evenings out involve going to the theater and then to a bar or lounge for cocktails. Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest you catch a play at Taormina’s Teatro Greco with its spellbinding nocturnal views of the sea and Mount Etna. Afterwards, head to Bar San Giorgio, Mocambo Bar, or Daiquiri Lounge for everyone’s favorite rum drink. Around the second week of July, Palermo celebrates its patron saint with the Santa Rosalia festival. Nightspots in Palermo include Berlin Café which specializes in the art of the apertivo and I Candelai, where you can listen to good music while sipping your cocktail. Sicily is also home to many food and wine festivals and it’s lovely to spend a night savoring the local specialties while mixing with Sicilians. There are festivals for blood oranges, artichokes, cannoli, seafood, arancini and many more.