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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: Summer skies

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 03 Sep 2018


  Cloudy, sun-drenched, vibrant Summer skies over Polizzi Generosa- a few notes :

Golden light under stormy skies and the vibrant Mediterranean blue of clear days in the Madonie Mountains.

The sun- drenched summer sky over Polizzi was sometimes 'washed in palest blue' and the longer, hotter days often closed with pinks and oranges.

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Ortigia under the Sicilian Summer Sun

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 25 Jul 2018



The colours of Ortigia, sun soaked and sea washed fade under the intensity of the Sicilian summer.

Sun soaked houses by the sea and baroque palazzi Ortigia’s meandering Lungomare di Levante Elio Vittorini faces east to the Ionian Sea and drenched by the morning sun the pastel facades- pink, pale blue and sand have a sunbathed clarity.

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A Full Moon over Polizzi

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 04 Jul 2018

  Rooftops 'tetti' under the Moon I was at the upstairs kitchen window of the house when I watched the full moon over the rooftops 'tetti' of Polizzi last Thursday. The village had a feel of a  Guttuso ‘tetti painting’.

The night was cool, the mountains to the east silhouetted and Polizzi was silent except for church bells ringing the hours and the fading sound of a motorbike and faint voices.

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A Delicious Sicilian Apricot

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 26 Jun 2018


Local and Sweet

As I walked through Piazza Mazzini, the main piazza in the charming village of Isnello (in the Madonie Mountains), one day last week, it was close to lunch time and a corner fruit shop was still open. And just above the box of tiny pears was a case of  ‘albicocca Isnello’ - apricots from Isnello.

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