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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


 


The temple of Segesta is 'breathtaking'

Posted by Suzanne on 28 Oct 2016

 

The temple of Segesta 'catches the breath'

The Greek temple of Segesta is one of  Sicily’s untouched sites of antiquity. Set deep in the countryside it is, as writer John Julius Norwich says, one of 'two architectural masterpieces (in Sicily) which, viewed from afar as well as in close up, still [has] the power to catch the breath’.

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Palermo: A Renaissance face full of wonder

Posted by Suzanne on 14 Oct 2016

  A Renaissance beauty  In a small room in Sicily’s Regional Gallery of Art in Palazzo Abatellis on Palermo’s Via Alloro, there is a beautiful 15th century painting by the Sicilian Renaissance artist Antonello da Messina,  the Virgin Annunicate (c. 1476), which focuses on the Virgin when she hears the news of her forthcoming child.

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Early autumn in Sicily's Madonie mountains

Posted by Suzanne on 01 Oct 2016

 

 

This past week I have been in Polizzi Generosa enjoying the change that early autumn brings:

 

Midnight silence, storms, roses and ruby red indian figs To arrive near midnight to a beautiful silence; the odd afternoon storm and shower coming in over the mountains; cool nights; mountain drives; the last of the summer roses; the refreshing taste of ripe fico d’India  (the fruit of the prickly pear)

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