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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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Polizzi Generosa's Good Friday procession, 2019

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 01 Apr 2021

Good Friday (Venerdi Santo) is the most solemn day in the Christian Church's calendar and two years ago, when spending some weeks in Polizzi Generosa, I witnessed (for the first time) the sacredness and dignity of Polizzi’s Good Friday evening procession under the Easter full moon.

  The Madonna, robed in black, grieves the death of her Son. The statue of the sorrowful Madonna (Madonna Addolorata -Madonna of Sorrows), leaves from the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie on Via Carlo V and is carried slowly through the softly lit streets of Polizzi on a litter, supported on the shoulders of devoted men, members of one of Polizzi's  confraternities. 

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Polizzi's 'Vicolo Moschea': Sicilian Muslim History

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 28 Feb 2021


Sicily 2021 Welcome to our first blog for 2021. It is good to be back.

To plan holidays is always lovely and I think now more than ever. To return to Sicily, when we can, will be wonderful.

This blog takes us to a narrow street in the village of Polizzi Generosa (the home of The Sicilian House) high in the Madonie National Park.

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Christmas Wishes

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 24 Dec 2020


Christmas Light Merry Christmas everyone and all the best for 2021.

Thank you for reading our blog and enjoying things Sicily.  I look forward to bringing more stories about Sicily in 2021.

I hope you get to enjoy planning future travel to Sicily. To travel again with ease and confidence is something I look forward to as no doubt you all do. 

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Almond biscuits, a taste of Sicily

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 05 Dec 2020


Baking Sicilian almond biscuits Packed full of ground blanched almonds, fine caster sugar and egg whites these little almond biscuits are easy to make. 

It is basically a delicious mouthful of soft, ground almonds baked. Put the ground almonds (almond meal) in a bowl, add the sugar, mix well, add three or four egg whites (I used three and didn't add the suggested almond essence), form little balls and dust them in icing sugar before they go in the oven for close to 15 minutes. 

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