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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


 


A sketch of a Sicilian spring

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 02 Aug 2019

 

 

Easter flowers, wisteria and wildflowers

In a Sicilian spring flowers adorn the island. And this spring they were lovely - on Easter’s mournful Good Friday in Polizzi Generosa in April, wandering the streets of Polizzi, driving the mountain roads of the Madonie, and travelling the interior roads and along the Ionian Sea.

Polizzi Generosa -an unknown pink beauty

 

Drops of white wisteria,  Casa Cuseni, Taormina, near the Ionian Sea

 

Irises along a backstreet, Polizzi Generosa

 

Wild sweet peas in the midst of spontaneous roadside flowers near Locati

 

Tangled roadside sweet peas, sulla, yellow daisies near Locati

 

Roses (and other lovely pink flowers) in the terrace garden, The Sicilian House, Polizzi Generosa

 

Pinks, reds, yellows, purples and white 

Wildflowers, pots of pinks and reds along village streets and balconies and overgrown backstreet gardens, long full drops of purple wisteria along the wall of a country house in the Madonie Mountains, plus more wisteria drops near the Ionian Sea in the rambling garden at Casa Cuseni.

Heaps of fields, green from winter rains dotted with perfect flowers – purple velvet wild sweet peas, tall yellow ferula and poppies. And the deep, deep pink red of sulla, the flower of a legume used for cattle feed in the interior.

Wildflowers, castle ruins Polizzi Generosa

 

Street balcony, Polizzi Generosa - geraniums along the top rail

 

Casa Cuseni, Taormina -irises, and the last of the east coast citrus

 

Sulla, near Castellana Sicula in the Madonie

 

Wisteria drops along the Scillato Road in the Madonie

 

The Grieving Madonna, lillies and nasturtiums by the sea

Golden oranges and yellows of the sweet nasturtium against lava rock at Santa Maria della Scala, tucked down by the Ionian Sea. And white lilies, at the base of Polizzi’s grief stricken and ethereal Madonna on Good Friday.

Good Friday, Polizzi Generosa- lillies fill vases at feet of the The Madonna

 

Nasturtiums rambling by the Ionian Sea at Santa Maria della Scala

 

Salve

Suzanne


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