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The 7th Wednesday after Easter and the 3rd week end in September
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Starts May 1st
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La Sagra delle Nocciole (The Hazelnut Festival)
Always in August usually after the 15th, a moveable date

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Late August

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December 13

 
 
 
 

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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.

 

Festivals, silence and art

Walking the streets, the silence, the architecture, the flowers of spring and summer, the view from the terrace of the house, reacquainting with the house and the village, bountiful seasonal produce,

Sicilian wine, art behind closed church doors, century old processions and festivals, the town bands playing as they walk the streets,

 

Local cherries

 

The main street Via Garibaldi

 

Summer magnolia

 

Via Garibaldi during a festival

 

Via Roma with the portico of The Mother Church bottom right

 

16th century Madonna del Carmine by Johannes de Matta in the church of Carmine, often closed doors

 

Back street

 

Rediscovering the house

 

The Mother Church on Via Roma

 

From the balcony of the house overlooking rooftops and houses to the countryside

 

Side door of the Church of Sant'Orsola

 

The Sorrowful Madonna ready for the solemn Good Friday procession

 

The feast of the Holy Crucifix in May

 

One of the village bands

 

Slow lunches, local sausages, balconies

and doorways, a 15th century Flemish triptych worthy of the National gallery in London, quiet stone streets, a long lunch at one of the  good local restaurants, enjoying a hidden garden tucked in behind an ancient palazzo, eating the delicious local sausages, 

drinking locally made liqueurs and visiting local potter Giovanni D'Angelo's  shop on the main street,

Balcony on Via Dogana on the night of the Good Friday procession

 

A favourite on Via Carlo V

 

Local oranges and fresh nespole enjoyed at restaurant Donna Lavia just outside of Polizzi

 

Detail from the splendid 15th century Flemish triptych attributed to Rogier van der Weyden housed in the Mother Church on Via Roma

 

Triptych detail

 

The triptych in full

 

The hidden garden of the restaurant I Templari

 

Local liqueur I Templari

 

Always loved, the little brown door on Via Carlo V

 

Pottery tiles by Giovanni D'Angelo, on Via Garibaldi

 

Buon Pranzo, nature and living high up near the mountains

hearing buongiorno, buon pranzo and buona notte, the natural beauty of the Madonie mountains and Polizzi’s unrivalled majestic setting on a spur 917 m above the sea.

And being in a mountain village where there is an ice cream season.

Driving up the Piano Battaglia road

 

Looking from Piazza Trinata a wonderful belvedere

 

Country lane outside Polizzi

 

Ice Cream at Bar Cristallo ready for the 'ice cream season' in the mountains.

 

 

Salve

Suzanne


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