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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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An Iconic Sicilian Vase

Posted by Suzanne on 30 Oct 2015



The eyes of the Blackmoor vase The stare of the Blackmoor pottery head vase on the second floor of Palazzo Notar Nicchi, Polizzi Generosa, is penetrating, his eyes: dark and large. It is not the more gentile gaze of many of the Moor pottery heads seen on open terraces and columns all over the island; filled with plants.

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Driving a Sicilian Mountain Road

Posted by Suzanne on 16 Oct 2015

There is a road: the SP119, which leaves Polizzi Generosa under the high arches of the old aqueduct past the town’s largest fountain filled with clear spring water from the Madonie Moutains. And, it passes through the silence of majestic mountains and deep forests only kilometres out of town. 

A battlefield We call the SP119 The Piano Battaglia Road; it leads the way to the historic battlefield Piano Battaglia where, I came to learn from Raleigh Trevelyan's detailed read 'The Companion Guide to Sicily', the conflict between the conquering Normans and the ruling Arabs was played out in 1069.

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