Manufactured with green pasta of almonds and modelled with a form of olive, it is the typical ancient dessert that is prepared in occasion of the annual feasts of the patrona (February and August). They are connected to the popular legend of the "oleastro" (wild olivo). While they were conducting her in front of Quinziano to be tried, the virgin Agata bent down to lace a sandal. In that place it budded, as for sorcery, an oleastro whose fruicts, after the martyrdom and the death of the young girl, were picked up by the citizens and preserved as relics or given as miraculous medicine to the patients. In memory of this legend in 1926, in the thirteenth centenary of the transfer of the relics of Sant'Agata from Constantinople to Catania, in the little square of the saint jail was set an olivo.

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