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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 Egadi Islands:The secrets of Levanzo

Posted by Suzanne on 27 Mar 2015

When the hydrofoil pulled into the Sicilian port of Levanzo the water, edged with small, low white houses and dotted with colourful fishing boats, was a vivid turquoise and so clear.

A jewel of an island and a sunbaked villa

It was August 2010 when we took the hydrofoil, from the port of Trapani, to have a look at a simple, yet imposing early 20th century hunting villa for sale on the tiniest jewel in the archipelago of the Egadi Islands, Levanzo. The Egadi Islands: Marettimo, Favignana and Levanzo lie off Sicily's western coast.

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The Passeggiata in a Sicilian Hilltop Town

Posted by Suzanne on 20 Mar 2015


The passeggiata is an Italian wonder; played out all over the country. And some of the best that have 'entranced' me the most have unfolded in Sicily. 

From the waterfront of Ortigia to baroque Noto to the small interior hill towns the people come out around 6pm or so and start to stroll up and down the main street, piazza or water front with no obvious purpose.

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A Sicilian Piazza Stirs: A Collection of Early Morning Moments

Posted by Suzanne on 13 Mar 2015

Dozing in the Green Bedroom: To stay in bed a while and to listen to the waking sounds of Piazza Sant’Orsola at the back of the house - Palazzo Notar Nicchi-  is a quiet beginning to the day in Polizzi Generosa.

A  southerly breeze moves the curtain draped over the open doors; the southern light catches the colours of the terracotta floor and the curved arms of the green chandelier; and muffled voices can be heard outside above the sweep of a straw broom.

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A Young Sicilian Glass Maker

Posted by Suzanne on 06 Mar 2015


' LA. Bor.'  - A  Colourful Fusion Glass Studio in Polizzi:

When he creates pieces of fusion glassware in his studio- Laboratorio Artistico di Borgese Enzo-  'LA.Bor.'  tucked in under a village house in a street once called, via del Segreto, ‘the street of the secret’, Enzo Borgese speaks of the love he has for his ancient mountain village, Polizzi Generosa and his need to stay there, remain connected and create pieces of glassware; in the depths of the Madonie mountains.

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