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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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Photo diary: A bend in the SS120

Posted by Suzanne on 26 Sep 2014


It was a clear spring day, about mid- May this year and I was slowly driving the scenic provincial road the SS120, four kilometres outside of Polizzi Generosa, down to the A19 ( most likely to head to the capital) when I glimpsed a scene of legendary proportions, at the No 48 bend.

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A Slow Food lunch with a shepherd

Posted by Suzanne on 12 Sep 2014

When I met local shepherd and cheese maker Vincenzo for the second time, his faded jeans were tucked into knee high brown gumboots and he was ladling fresh ewe’s milk, set with rennet, into a large tin lined copper cauldron, fixed into a tiled bench and fed by an open wood fire. The ewe’s milk, fresh from the previous evening’s milking, was creamy.

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To board a train on Sicily's Ionian Coast

Posted by Suzanne on 05 Sep 2014

There is a railway station on Sicily’s Ionian Coast where the tracks run parallel to the sea and the elegant Art Nouveau façade fronts the coast road, the SS114. The station nestles beneath Monte Tauro and Taormina and, trains still pull in alongside the long platforms. 

I have passed it many times and decided to stop one warm spring day in May this year. That day, people were waiting to take a train: a group of four, possibly young Tunisian traders lounged in the once designated, third  class waiting area and others sat back on benches looking out to the sea.

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