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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


 


Shades of 'Sicilian Blue'

Posted by Suzanne on 22 Jan 2016

From midnight blue to turquoise

The shades of ‘Sicilian Blue’, seen along Sicily's coastline, in the island's dramatic, more remote interior, within quiet cloisters and cathedrals, in the patterns of terracotta tiles, in village streets, church domes and the sweeping horizon, come in tones of azure, light sky, steel blue, teal, midnight blue, sky blue, turquoise, royal blue and more.

Both subdued and dazzling

Dazzling, eye-catching and also soft the hues of ‘Sicilian Blue’ belong to the landscape of Sicily like the golden intensity of the Sicilian sun and the vibrant oranges and yellows of the island’s citrus fruit.

This week, from The Sicilian House albums, I have chosen a few shades of ‘Sicilian Blue’ from some of our favourite locations across the island.  

And, the last shot captures 'Sicilian Blue' under a snow driven winter sky taken in Polizzi Generosa a few days ago.

 

Cefalu Cathedral

 

 

Tiles on a garden bench, Baglio Spano, Marsala

 

 

Zia Gina's Fiat 500, Polizzi Generosa

 

 

Breakfast table at Palazzo Ajutamicristo, Palermo

 

 

A dome in the cloisters of Monreale cathedral

 

 

Polizzi Generosa , La Maretta: a 'sea' of soft low cloud cover

 

 

Taormina

 

 

Worn floor tiles, the ballroom, Palazzo Ajutamicristo, Palermo

 

 

Marzamemi

 

 

Giovanni D'Angelo tiles, Polizzi Generosa

 

 

Caltanissetta

 

 

Fishing boats, Mazara del Vallo

 

 

Cefalu Cathedral,  Christ the Pantocrator

 

 

Looking across Gangi, in the Madonie Mountains, to Mount Etna on the horizon

 

 

Domes of Mazara del Vallo

 

 

Villa Cattolica, Bagheria

 

 

Lido ,Cefalu

 

 

Original wallpaper at Palazzo Notar Nicchi, Polizzi Generosa

 

 

 'Sicilian Blue'  a winter sky, Polizzi Generosa

 

 

Salve,

Suzanne

 

A Note: The final photo is by Giuseppe Orlando and Maria Culletta


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