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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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Summer strolling in Taormina

Posted by Suzanne on 24 Jun 2016


Summer arrives

As I write this in Polizzi this morning the mist swirling earlier in the narrow streets had lifted for a while and patches of blue sky had started to appear. And now as I finish the mist has rolled back in. It is wonderfully cool for the first week of  summer.

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Palermo's flea market: antiques in behind the cathedral

Posted by Suzanne on 11 Jun 2016


  Tin Sheds  A shaded piazza, Piazza Domenico Peranni, tucked in behind Palermo’s cathedral, is lined with old tin sheds filled with a wonderful array of antiques and charming objects.

This colourful, faded flea market, il Mercato delle Pulci, has been selling old wares for somewhere near 60 years. And fathers have handed their shed to sons to continue the trading of old Italian and Sicilian treasures.

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