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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

 
 
 
 

Associated Links

www.go-sicily.it

www.visitingsicily.it

www.timesofsicily.com

www.marvellous-sicily.com


 


Caravaggio: On the way to Sicily

Posted by Suzanne on 31 May 2016

 

 

Splendour in side chapels While spending last weekend in Rome, enroute to Sicily, I viewed once more some Caravaggio splendour found in the side chapels of three Roman churches only minutes from my hotel just off Piazza del Popolo.

The vibrant colours, the everyday realism of the subjects, the folds of soft fabrics, the glorious ‘light and shadow’ (Chiaroscuro) and the stories told are all spellbinding. 

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Returning to Sicily

Posted by Suzanne on 27 May 2016

  "The soul-affirming joy of returning" (Peter Jon Lindberg)  The thought of arriving at Palermo’s Falcone Borsellino Airport, framed by high mountain faces and the blue Tyrrhenian Sea, late one afternoon next week has me thinking about ‘the soul-affirming joy of returning” to Sicily and the village of Polizzi Generosa; to enjoy 'ritual', returning and things new.

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A Sicilian spring in May

Posted by Suzanne on 13 May 2016

 

A glorious past Sicilian spring in May: wild spring flowers; the planting of a terrace above village rooftops; fields, mountains and valleys so green; gardens in bloom by the sea; the last of the winter snow; bright lidos ready; and a gentle, spring light before the coming of the dazzling Sicilian summer.

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