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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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Catania's Fish Market

Posted by Suzanne on 30 May 2014

The strong voices of the fish market traders echo in Piazza Alonzo Di Benedetto which is tucked in behind Catania’s elegant Piazza Del Duomo. It is a Thursday morning and down a few steps from the classic marble fountain Amenano, which borders Piazza Del Duomo, the pulsating market, “La Pescheria” is in full swing.

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The owner of that little blue Fiat 500

Posted by Suzanne on 23 May 2014


The afternoon sun was low that Monday when a little blue Fiat 500L came into view as we turned onto the Calcarelli road to Polizzi. The shape of an older woman could be made out through the small rear window of the 500L as she gently swerved to miss the potholes. The Fiat moved slowly. There was no stopping at the stop signs, just a slowing and a drop in gear, our speedometer was reading 20km per hour when we decided to follow the little car back to Polizzi.

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Unique Palermo and a photographic exhibition

Posted by Suzanne on 16 May 2014

As I made my way into the old centre of Palermo, just before midnight, on May the third, the road from the airport was quiet. At Capaci, we passed the tall memorial to the fearless Sicilian anti- mafia Judge, Giovanni Falcone, his colleague and wife Francesca  Morvillo and their three bodyguards-  murdered  by the  Mafia on May 23rd 1992.

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A long lunch by the Tyrrhenian Sea

Posted by Suzanne on 09 May 2014

To head to Porticello, a small fishing village on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 45 minutes from Polizzi for a long seafood lunch at ll Faro Verde, a restaurant by the village’s port, is a nice way to spend a few hours on a warm spring afternoon.

The SS120, a couple of kilometres out of Polizzi, meanders down the mountains past old baronial farming estates and green fields until it joins the fast arterial, the A19. The A19 snakes the valley floor and once it hits the coast the exit for Porticello is not far.

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