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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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Artisans of Palermo and a Den of Ropes

Posted by Suzanne on 21 Nov 2014

In Palermo’s historic La Kalsa quarter there are areas, dotted with young artisans at work. Piazza Aragona and Via Aragona are just two of these spots where small innovative workspaces can be found tucked in under old palazzi.

Belonging to ALAB, the association of Independent Artisans/Artists Balarm (Palermo), the artisans commit to the promotion of handmade art and ancient craft with a serious nod to the environment.

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Walking Polizzi's stone streets: Via Cardinale Rampolla and Via Roma

Posted by Suzanne on 14 Nov 2014


Whenever I exit Polizzi's Piazza Umberto 1 and enter the cobblestone and narrow Via Rampolla, towards Via Roma past Bar Orlando and low stone archways which lead to the courtyards of hidden doors, I feel transported.

Just a short distance past Bar Orlando though, the elevated façade of the Chiesa Madre, Santa Maria Maggiore, looms on the left and on the right, the imposing 16th century baronial palace Palazzo Galgliardo. (Here in front of the Chiesa Madre Via Rampolla becomes Via Roma.)

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The Sicilians Photographic Series: Part 1

Posted by Suzanne on 07 Nov 2014


Catania: May 2014 Jazz pianist, late one  Saturday night in a bar around the corner from Catania's Opera House, Teatro Bellini.


Cefalu: June 2007

Medieval Cefalu, the pearl of the Madonie, is one of the idyllic spots to swim and linger on Sicily’s northern Tyrrhenian coast in the Sicilian summer.

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