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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 Memories

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 02 Jul 2021

Apricots, Indian figs and cherries Sweet delicious apricots, crimson coloured Indian figs and lovely ‘cherry red’ cherries have made for some good memories. 

Yes, nice ones...two baskets full of local cherries from Polizzi Generosa. One, a gift spirited across the piazza by a neighbour to the back door of the house, back in June 2016. The other, brought by a local farmer and musican to be shared at a friend's dinner table in the historic centre of Polizzi.

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A chef, a restaurant, a borgho, & a curious Celtic cross with a little Sicilian history

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 01 Jun 2021


A charming restaurant in a quiet, interior borgho About 30 minutes from Polizzi Generosa there is a wonderful small restaurant, ‘Fuoco Lento’. 

Down some stone steps in the tiny, sleepy borgo of Cipampini (not far from lovely Petralia Soprana)  'Fuoco Lento’ , housed in a two storey stone building, has drawn me back quite a few times since I discovered it a few years ago, in ‘The Lonely Planet Guide to Sicily'.

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Returning to Polizzi: In photos

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 30 Apr 2021

  To return  Two years have passed since my last stay in Polizzi Generosa and I think of when I will be able to return. For nearly 18 years I have been returning yearly (bar one or two) to stay a while.

To go back is always a good thing.  To use the words of travel writer Peter Jon Lindberg, returning to the same place is 'soul affirming joy' .

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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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