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San Gandolfo Festival
The 7th Wednesday after Easter and the 3rd week end in September
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The Most Holy Crucifix
Starts May 1st
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La Sagra delle Nocciole (The Hazelnut Festival)
Always in August usually after the 15th, a moveable date

Lo Sfoglio
Late August

Santa Lucia
December 13


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A Full Moon over Polizzi

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 04 Jul 2018

  Rooftops 'tetti' under the Moon I was at the upstairs kitchen window of the house when I watched the full moon over the rooftops 'tetti' of Polizzi last Thursday. The village had a feel of a  Guttuso ‘tetti painting’.

The night was cool, the mountains to the east silhouetted and Polizzi was silent except for church bells ringing the hours and the fading sound of a motorbike and faint voices.

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A Delicious Sicilian Apricot

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 26 Jun 2018


Local and Sweet

As I walked through Piazza Mazzini, the main piazza in the charming village of Isnello (in the Madonie Mountains), one day last week, it was close to lunch time and a corner fruit shop was still open. And just above the box of tiny pears was a case of  ‘albicocca Isnello’ - apricots from Isnello.

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Sicilian Travels

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 10 Jun 2018


Sicily, Sicily, Sicily I am returning to Sicily mid June and it will almost be the start of the Sicilian summer. I will spend a few weeks at the house in Polizzi in the Madonie Mountains with some short trips to places (both new and familiar) across the island.

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Glimpses of Mount Etna from Taormina

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 28 May 2018

Perched a couple of hundred metres above the Ionian Sea, with Mt Etna looming in the near distance, the iconic seaside town of Taormina offers wonderful views and glimpses of Sicily's mighty volcano which slopes gently to the edge of the blue Ionian water.

A few photos from The Sicilian House photo files capture a little of the natural and dramatic beauty of Mt Etna and the Ionian coastline from enticing Taormina.

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