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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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Sicilian Travels, 2019

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 31 Jan 2020

 

 

Welcome to our first blog for 2020. It's a snapshot of my Sicilian travels in 2019 during a few weeks in the spring months of April and May.

I enjoyed returning to some favourite spots. Some of the highlights, in notes and photos, are below:

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Merry Christmas to all

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 24 Dec 2019

    Merry Christmas to all I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

And thank you all for following The Sicilian House blog.

 

Salve 

Suzanne

 

Notes:

The image posted is a part of the central panel of a 15th century Sicilian triptych painted by 'The Master of Alcamo'. This image was taken at Palazzo Abatellis, The Regional Art Gallery of Sicily, Via Alloro, Palermo, in September 2016.

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Marriage, Myth, the Pomegranate and the Sicilian Moor Head

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 03 Dec 2019

 

 

Two richly decorated Sicilian moor head vases, ( a couple in fact) created by Besnik Harizaj from the famous pottery town of Caltagirone and shipped to Australia for a wedding this spring, feature on this blog.

They are spectacular and the decorative ripe pomegranates and red chilli peppers are (as I found out) filled with serious meanings. Love, marriage, fertility and a young and the beautiful Greek Goddess, Persephone all surfaced when I started searching.

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Some of Polizzi's magic

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 31 Oct 2019

 

 

Polizzi Generosa I have chosen lots of photos (some of which have been seen before) and jotted lists of things I like about Polizzi Generosa and they appear here to give a feel for this small village in the Madonie Mountains which I call home when I am in Sicily.

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