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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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Things not to miss in Palermo Part 2

Posted by Suzanne on 31 Jan 2014

This is the second blog in the series, Things not to miss in Palermo. To be seduced by Palermo you must have patience, a desire to discover slowly and most importantly want to hand yourself over. The magnificent chaos and intrigue of this layered port city, with its hidden gems is worth discovery.

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Driving in Sicily

Posted by Suzanne on 24 Jan 2014


Last week’s blog post got me thinking about driving in Sicily and what I would suggest to people travelling this magical island by car. I enjoy driving there after years of exploring the island. However, being foreign and coming from a very Anglosphere driving world in Australia the Sicilian roads have  presented a few challenges. The most memorable were: remembering to drive on “the other” side of the road while trying not to hit everything on my right hand side due to serious over correction; and thinking that I needed to follow all the road rules, lane markings and speed limits. I have learned that the rules can be bent a little with respect.

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