Caltavuturo RockFest

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“Knowing in order to understand”
Non competitive sport climbing festival

Meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Identità Madonita Association office located in Via Vittorio Emanuele, 52, Caltavuturo (PA).  For further details on the schedule as well as information about restaurants, accommodation, reservations, rock climbing classes and mountain bike rides, please don’t hesitate to call at: +39 320 0515211 or to send an email to:
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Friday, Giune 17

Friday morning will be spent welcoming the participants and accompanying them to the areas where they are going to lodge.

They will also be given a Climbing Map on the Caltavuturo climbing crags and other information about what can be done during the weekend.

As we imagine, once this phase has been completed, climbers will want to go climbing the nearby Gazzara cliffs, easily reachable via a footpath which is both a trekking and a canyoning path.

4.30 p.m. Opening of an art exhibit in city museum "Don Giuseppe Guarnieri": Tommaso Muscarella, Francesco Giardina and Giancarlo Romana
5.00 p.m. Meeting on ecotourism in City Museum.
                  Official launch of the roadbook “Arrampicare a Caltavuturo” (Climbing in Caltavuturo) and of the

                  Caltavuturo Sport Development Plan, described by our Mayor and Municipal Administrators.
6.30 p.m. The special guests Mirto Monaco and Jonathan Bonaventura will talk about rock climbing and
                  the new sporty-style path on the “Rocca di Sciara”.
10.30 p.m. Voice and guitar solo by Alessandro Panicola at the “Museo Civico”.


Saturday, Giune 18

Sunday, Giune 19

Event details

8.30/ 9.00 a.m. Guests’ children will be entrusted to our children’s entertainers at the “Palazzo Bonomo”
                            service  to allow parents to benefit from their free time as they wish. The children will
                            be entertained with recreational and artistic activities in “Palazzo Bonomo”.
8.30 a.m.            Meet at the “Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII” for mountain bike and E-bike rides.
                            There will be 2 types of itinerary:
                          *A soft itinerary, with rides in Caltavuturo and Sclafani Bagni and a tour to the thermal
                            sulphurous baths in Sclafani Bagni. Return to Caltavuturo and provision of services to the
                            participants. Moreover, the guests will have the chance to hire mountain bikes.
                          *A heavy itinerary, lead by the Caltavuturo Bike Association, conceived for all those who wish
                            to experience an adventurous discovery of the Madonie Regional Park.
                            Local expert guides will lead participants to unique corners of these beautiful surroundings.
9.00-12.30 a.m. Bouldering for beginners with UISP instructors. Meet at 9.00 a.m. at the “Piazza Cavalieri
                             Vittorio Veneto” to walk to “via Terravecchia Mannari- settore Rocca di Sciara”.
9.00 a.m.            Rock climbing for beginners with UISP instructors . Meet at the “Piazza Cavalieri Vittorio
                            Veneto” to walk to the “Gazzara” cliffs.
9.30 a.m.            Guided trekking excursion. Meet at the “Piazza Cavalieri Vittorio Veneto” for an
                            adventurous trekking excursion to the “Gazzara” cliffs.
10.30 a.m.         Simulated crag rescue demonstration by the “Gruppo Soccorso Alpino” of Palermo at the
                            “Gazzara” cliffs. At the end, there will be a “Pasta party” at the “L’Antico” restaurant.
4.00- 7.30 p.m. Rock climbing for beginners with UISP instructors at the “Gazzara” cliffs.
9.00 p.m.           Tightrope walkers and street artists at the “Piazza San Francesco”.
10.30 p.m.         Music party with DJs at the “Anfiteatro Paolo Borsellino”.

8.30 a.m.               Rock climbing for beginners at the “Gazzara” cliffs.
                                Meet at 8.30 a.m. at the “Piazza Cavalieri Vittorio Veneto”.
9.00 a.m.                Guests’ children will be entrusted to our children’s entertainers at the “Palazzo Bonomo”
                                (free service offered by the municipality of Caltavuturo).
10.00- 12.00 a.m. Climbing tower for children and teenagers at the “Piazza Cavalieri Vittorio Veneto”.
12.30 a.m.             Curdling and free taste of ricotta and cheese for the public. BBQ (which is to be paid
                                separately) organized by the “The Horses Planet” Association.
                                The taste and the BBQ will take place at the “Maneggio” (stables) of Caltavuturo.
3.30 p.m.               Itinerant band playing at the “Piazza Cavalieri Vittorio Veneto”.
4.30 p.m.               Opera dei pupi (Sicilian Puppet theater) show at the “Museo Civico”.


The event will last three days,

On Friday morning, you will be shown where to pitch your tents and to put your sleeping-bags.

Since the event schedule is still provisional, please stay tuned visiting our website, following us on FB or subscribing to our newsletter.

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