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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

 
 
 
 

Associated Links

www.go-sicily.it

www.visitingsicily.it

www.timesofsicily.com

www.marvellous-sicily.com


 


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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Notes on Palermo

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 30 Sep 2019

 

 

UNESCO listed, Arab Norman glory and mad traffic

Beautiful worn Baroque palaces, Arab Norman facades in perfect harmony, piazzas bordered with fantastic faded palazzi (like film sets really) and restaurants

a transfixing UNESCO world heritage listed cathedral (along with numerous other buildings in Palermo, Monreale and Cefalu), long paved thoroughfares closed to Palermo’s chaotically ordered, death-defying traffic

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Sicilian blue... skies, tiles, doors and more.

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 31 Aug 2019

 

 

Blue, blue and more blue across Sicily: Doors by the seaside painted a vibrant Mediterranean blue reflecting the closeness and depth of the sea; evening skies in a splendid cobalt; a blue sky, clear and crisp in the interior mountains of the Madonie;

'Full moon' blue in a mountain village; a white dome against a spring sky; golden stone framed by the bluest skies; festive lights in a dazzling blue adorning a church facade... the best blues.

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