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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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The black caped Madonna

Posted by Suzanne on 18 Apr 2014

The statue of the grief stricken Madonna, cloaked in an exquisitely designed floor length, black mourning cape, lined with silk and embroidered with golden thread, leaves the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Via Carlo V, Polizzi Generosa, on a wooden litter adorned with flowers. It follows a coffin carrying an effigy of her dead son.

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A room in the Palazzo

Posted by Suzanne on 11 Apr 2014

The residues of feudalism and faded titles, a closed world of provincialism and a large illiterate class were part of the Sicily that a young enthusiastic Sicilian doctor, Eugenio Carini, left behind when he ventured to the east coast of the United States of America to specialise. It was 1907, the beginning of a new century.

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