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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 splendid Flemish painting, a 'must-see' when travelling Sicily

Posted by Suzanne on 16 Sep 2016


  A 'precious' triptych Glimpsed through an ornate set of iron gates, in the light filled San Gandolfo chapel in Polizzi Generosa’s Chiesa Madre, there is a ‘precious’ triptych with beautiful Flemish detail.


  Must be seen Attributed to the 15th century Flemish master Rogier van der Weyden, this work, depicting a peaceful Madonna and the bare footed sacred child, flanked by angels and Saints Barbara and Catherine, is not to be missed when travelling Sicily.

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Besnik Harizi: A potter in Caltagirone

Posted by Suzanne on 02 Sep 2016


  A lucky find in Caltagirone It was a June morning this summer, in the fabled ceramic town of Caltagirone, when I came across a potter’s studio on a street corner near the town’s botanic gardens.

My fellow traveller and I had left our B&B set halfway up the long, tiled staircase of Caltagirone, La Scala Santa Maria del Monte, to walk to the gardens.

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