In this area there are many interesting rituals and performances associated with Holy Week. Of particular note are the Misteri (Mystery Plays) performed on Good Friday in Rosolini, where they sing traditional songs in Sicilian dialect known as lamienti, and the procession of the "Santa Spina" (Holy Thorn) in Noto and Avola.

Other religious festivities worth remembering include: In Noto, the Feast of San Corrado, the city’s patron saint, which takes place on the last Sunday of August and involves a pilgrimage up to a small rural chapel with characteristic processional candles that illustrate the life and works of the Saint.