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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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A Sicilian Sensibility

Posted by Suzanne on 28 Mar 2014

I have been captivated by Sicily for nearly two decades through time spent there travelling and discovering the island, and reading some fabulous books about this seductive, capricious and at times dark place.

I couldn’t do without the keen observations, emotions and knowledge of some of the most fabulous works by writers who I have come to know and love:  Elio Vittorini, Peter Robb, Frances Prose, Douglas Sladen, M.I Finley, John Julius Norwich, Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, Matthew Fort, Simonetta Agnello Hornby, Renata Pucci Di Benisichi, Sciascia, Mary Taylor Simeti – the list is long. They have been my companions along the way in my discovery.

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Rediscovery in Cefalu

Posted by Suzanne on 21 Mar 2014

When I am in Sicily I like to travel the scenic SS 643 from Polizzi down to the A roads, the A19 and A20, before taking the coast road, the  SS113 to Cefalu to spend a few summer hours by the sea to rediscover the simple splendour of this seaside town’s 12th century Norman cathedral and the perfect piazza in which it is set.

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Geraci Siculo and its pure water

Posted by Suzanne on 14 Mar 2014


Trucks loaded with pure spring water from the Madonie Mountains are often seen hurtling along Sicily’s A19 autostrada to deliver one of Italy’s purest waters. Emblazoned with the Acqua Geraci logo, Geraci, they have made their way down the SS 120 from the lofty heights of the medieval village Geraci Siculo.

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Sarah's Eggplant Involtini

Posted by Suzanne on 07 Mar 2014

In the last days of the Sicilian summer of 2013, Australian interior architect and food stylist, Sarah Trotter, passionate about food, creating recipes, and places to eat and cook in, travelled to Sicily for a week.

Serious about food, she started the food blog Trotski & Ash in 2007 with imaginative minds, Romy Ash and Lauren Bamford.

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