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Quiet moments in a Sicilian mountain village.

Posted by Suzanne on 28 Aug 2015

A collection of a few quiet moments walking the cobblestone streets of Polizzi, June 2015. The days were clear with blue skies and summer was nearing.


No.1  The walls of Galgliardo:

The summer foliage draping the high walls of the 16th century Palazzo Galgliardo, will soon turn russet red and burnt orange as autumn comes in late September.


No.2  The Bread seller:

A small van filled with freshly baked bread drives slowly down the narrow streets of Polizzi. It stops mid street and black clad women come down to buy their day’s bread from the back of the bread seller’s van.


No.3  A Street fountain:

The bountiful water from the street fountains of Polizzi is cool, fresh and so good to drink. It flows from deep within the celebrated Madonie Mountains just outside of Polizzi.

And, this classic fontanella is tucked into a small recessed garden on Via G. Borgese.


No.4  Summer flowers:

Geraniums along the grand stone stairway leading from Via Garibaldi up to the now faded baronial palace, Palazzo Carpinello


No.5 A view to the fields:

Down past the tiny 12th century church of San Nicolo de Franchis, just off Via Carlo V past Piazza Medici, a vine covered house, next to a hidden cortile, is to the left and ahead is a view out to the fields near Polizzi; looking to Sicily’s rural interior.





Photos by L.Turrisi

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