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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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Silence in Polizzi

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 01 May 2020



A festival since 1672

The centuries' old festival of the Holy Crucifix (la festa del Santissimo Crocifisso) usually fills the piazzas and narrow streets of Polizzi Generosa during the first four days of May.

A solemn festival filled with slow sacred processions, quiet devotees, the blessing of Polizzi's bountiful fields, prayer, food, fun and stirring music. And brightly coloured lights.

It is when the days in the Madonie Mountains are still cool and the nights even more so.

Silence this May 

This May, traditions like this are not possible. They will be missed.

I look forward to better days for our world and to return to Polizzi. To see people celebrating again in the streets and piazzas.

(The photos below are from Polizzi’s 2019 Holy Crucifix festival.)




Stay well





A note: The house is still closed to guests due to the coronavirus pandemic. We look forward to welcoming guests again when things are safe.

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