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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


 


Wandering Palermo's Ballaro market

Posted by Suzanne on 23 Jun 2017

 

Mercato Ballaro, medieval in origin is an animated street market, in Palermo’s gritty Albergheria quarter, strung along Via Ballaro and Piazza del Carmine.

It has been said that there was a market here from Sicily's Muslim days. (A nod to Raleigh Trevelyan's 'The Companion Guide to Sicily’).

Ballaro is centuries old.

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Artichokes: steamed, baked and fried

Posted by Suzanne on 09 Jun 2017

 

The artichokes I ate this spring when in Rome, Palermo and Polizzi Generosa were so good. The earthy flavour of this humble vegetable is simply delicious and the heart so tender.

There are serious artichoke eaters though, who like to squeeze and pull the leaves hard between their teeth to get every last bit.

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