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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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A Colourful Spire in a Madonita Village

Posted by Suzanne on 31 Jul 2015

When I left Trattoria da Salvatore -hidden in the medieval streets of  the Madonie’s highest village, the noble Petralia Soprana, thirty minutes from Polizzi Generosa- after a late lunch in June, I turned right and walked slowly up Via Loreto toward a majolica tiled spire reaching into the Madonita sky.

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Delicious Sicilian Food: Polizzi in June

Posted by Suzanne on 24 Jul 2015

This June, my late spring stay in Polizzi  at Palazzo Notar Nicchi was filled with the pleasure of returning, quiet travel and some really good local food; full of Sicilian deliciousness.

  No.1 Pesto Madonita; Ristorante U Bagghiu Polizzi Generosa

Named after the glorious Madonie Mountains Pesto Madonita was prepared from fresh sweet basil, sun dried tomatoes and fresh, fresh ricotta topped with rocket and grated cheese. Made by Santina from Ristorante U Bagghiu; it was full of aromatic flavours.

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Wandering Palermo early one June morning

Posted by Suzanne on 17 Jul 2015

I had spent the night of June the 3rd this year in a first floor room of the small, charming Palermitan hotel BB22. The windows of my room, Il Cedro, faced towards the port of Palermo.

Tucked in behind Piazza San Domenico, in the historic quarter of La Vucciria BB22  was a perfect starting point to walk Palermo early on the morning of the 4th before heading into the Madonie Mountains; to return to Polizzi Generosa.

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Cuddurune: Sicilian fried bread; a pre-dinner treat in the Madonie Mountains

Posted by Suzanne on 10 Jul 2015

A fortnight or so ago I wrote of a slow evening enjoying dinner on a terrace in the majestic Madonie Mountains just outside of Polizzi Generosa.

And, I said then that I would tell a little more about the delicious simple food we ate that mid -June night when the evening light of the Madonie was gentle and soft.

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