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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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More travel moments from 2016

Posted by Suzanne on 24 Feb 2017


  Granita, summer blooms, Sicilian pottery and a church in Erice: Eating almond granita in the shaded, side garden at Maria Grammatico’s famed pasticceria in Erice; the taste of many sweet almonds, pure and ground. (I think it has to be one of the best granitas I have eaten.)

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A side trip to Castellammare del Golfo last summer

Posted by Suzanne on 10 Feb 2017


  Fishing boats, a port and coloured houses After spending a night, sleeping before the temple of Segesta last summer, we headed to the seaside village of Castellammare del Golfo, about 20 kilometres from Segesta and an hour or so west of Palermo.

Castellammare, a fishing port filled with colourful boats, houses nestled, restaurants, a historic centre with paved streets, sandy beaches and lovely public gardens, sits beneath hills on the Tyrrhenian Sea, with an old, sea facing Saracen castle.

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