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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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Christmas baking: Panettone, a favourite Italian sweet bread

Posted by Suzanne on 23 Dec 2015


  This Christmas, for the first time, we made panettone; the loved sweet bread enjoyed all through Italy during the festive season (and Easter) from the Veneto to Sicily.


Fruit soaked in brandy  Filled with brandy soaked dried fruit: sultanas, candied mixed peel, and lemon and orange rind panettone is a light fruit bread originating from Milan and, it has a feel of Christmas.

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A calmer Mount Etna; a few images

Posted by Suzanne on 11 Dec 2015


Looking from Taormina This week, a few favourite photos of a more tranquil Mount Etna from The Sicilian House albums. All shots were taken from Taormina during 2004 & 2006.




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