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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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'That' magical view of a village perched high in The Madonie

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 01 Jul 2019


A 'most beautiful' village of Italy Up high in the Madonie Mountains, within the Madonie National Park in northern Sicily, there is the small, lofty medieval village of Petralia Soprana; it’s about half an hour or so from Polizzi Generosa and it was a 2018 winner in the prestigious Most Beautiful Villages of Italy.

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'Ice Cream season' in Polizzi Generosa

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 31 May 2019


  Calling in to Bar Cristallo It was still very cool spring weather the day my husband and I  left Polizzi Generosa, in mid May, after a few weeks in Sicily. And before we headed to the car, we stopped by Bar Cristallo, just down from the house on the main street, for a coffee.

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Spring and Easter in Sicily - a snapshot this April

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 01 May 2019



A sacred procession, cassata and wild flowers  A sacred and sorrowful Good Friday procession through the narrow streets of Polizzi Generosa under a full moon, balcony doors open and people waiting to glimpse the solemnity of the slow moving procession.

Sicilian cassata for Easter lunch, drops of blue wisteria along a road in the Madonie and white in the historic garden of Casa Cuseni in Taormina, and the green mountains of the Madonie and the countryside close by dotted with vibrant yellows, pinks, reds and purples.

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Sicilian doors and a few notes

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 03 Apr 2019


  Wandering by doorways This blog shows a selection of photographs of Sicilian doors and where they were spotted throughout the island. Plus, there are a few extra notes.

The images show doors ornate, worn and simple on: a small Baroque church, an imposing palazzo in a mountain village, village houses (some cared for and others abandoned), a villa near the sea, and an old convent.

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