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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)
Last weekend in August

Lo Sfoglio
Late August

Santa Lucia
December 13

 
 
 
 

Associated Links

www.go-sicily.it

www.visitingsicily.it

www.timesofsicily.com

www.marvellous-sicily.com


 


Sicilian Moments: 2017

Posted by Suzanne on 17 Oct 2017

Quiet moments captured in Sicily this year from the streets of the capital Palermo, to Polizzi Generosa, and the bucolic landscape of the Madonie Mountains with side trips to the Baroque south east - Scicli, Modica, and Ragusa, plus the beauty of Cefalu and the tiny fishing village of Santa Flavia, both on the Tyrrhenian Sea, east of Palermo.

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Unearthed treasures of Polizzi

Posted by Suzanne on 29 Sep 2017

 

 

Take a few steps down from Polizzi Generosa’s main street, into the silence of the vaulted basement of the 17th century former Jesuit monastery (now the home of Polizzi’s town hall), and there you will find a fabulous small archaeological museum filled with Hellenistic burial treasures (from the 4th -2nd century BC) uncovered in 1992 in the San Pietro suburban area just outside Polizzi's historic centre.

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A Sicilian Smile

Posted by Suzanne on 16 Sep 2017

 

  An intriguing smile There is a portrait hanging in a small museum in Cefalu of an unknown man which 'some claim he is a pirate from the Sicilian island of Lipari'.

Simply titled The Unknown Man, Ritratto di Ignoto this small oil, 31cm x 24.5cm, is the masterpiece of Antonello da Messina painted in 1470.

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Roses from a Sicilian garden plot

Posted by Suzanne on 01 Sep 2017

 

One afternoon, a few months ago when I was in Sicily, I was returning to Polizzi up the narrow Scillato Road when I noticed a rose bush, almost totally covered with red blooms. It was spring.

 

A gift of  roses I stopped to take some photos and was soon welcomed by the owner of the garden plot behind the rose bush.  I met his wife and we talked a while. He gave me some beautiful cut roses and I think, from memory, a sprig of mint. 

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