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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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Seventeen Facades

Posted by Suzanne on 25 Mar 2017



Many facades  Sicilian facades are often: grand; faded; decorative; looming; decaying; monumental; sacred; colourful; warm; and at times unassuming. And words like Arab Norman, Romanesque Gothic, Sicilian Baroque, Art Nouveau, Art Deco are used to describe the island's fabulous architecture.

In seaside towns, mountain villages and cities Sicilian facades are wonderful in variety, detail and style.

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Saint Agata: art in Palermo and a festival in Catania

Posted by Suzanne on 10 Mar 2017


  Paintings in Palermo, and the tragic tale of a young, pious woman Three 14th and 15th century paintings in Sicily’s Regional Art Gallery in Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo -  Jacopo di Michele’s Sant’Agata; a 15thcentury triptych showing Saints Agata and Barbara; and Tommaso di Vigilia’s Madonna with Saints Agata and Lucia - are beautiful and stirring.

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