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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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Splendour and Faded Streets in Sicily's South East

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 14 May 2018



A few snapshots below capture some of the excess of Sicilian Baroque splendour and also the faded beauty of everyday streetscapes in three charming towns in Sicily's South East.

I spent time, last May, in this golden corner of Sicily – three nights in Modica (which I have written about in a previous blog) a few hours in the centre of Scicli (where they happened to be filming Montalbano that very day) and an afternoon of slow walking in Ragusa Ibla where I discovered the lovely Villino Arezzo (not Baroque but Art Nouveau) and the elegant public gardens, Giardino Ibleo. 

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Walking Ragusa Ibla: Villono Arezzo.

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 30 Apr 2018


One afternoon, last spring, while wandering the lovely hilltown of Ragusa Ibla in Sicily’s Baroque South East,  I came across a beautiful  Liberty style building, Villino Arezzo. 

That afternoon I had walked uphill from Ragusa Ibla's Piazza del Duomo.

A hilltop villino Taking up an entire block, noble Villino Arezzo stands handsomely on the very top of  a flat hill on Piazza Dottor Solarino. Overlooking a valley on one side and partly a little derelict on another. I was intrigued. 

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Some things about Polizzi

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 16 Apr 2018


When I return to Sicily, the Madonie Mountains and Polizzi for a few weeks mid -year it will be almost the start of the Sicilian summer.

There will be warm days, moments of  rediscovery and the enjoyment of  trips to places, new and familiar, across the island - 'the soul affirming joy of returning' (travel writer Peter Jon Lindberg).

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Buona Pasqua

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 31 Mar 2018

  Buona Pasqua a tutti; Happy Easter everyone.   




Photo by L.Turrisi

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