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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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Strolling a pleasure garden in Palermo

Posted by Suzanne on 18 Aug 2017


Wandering Villa Giulia I took a short stroll through Villa Giulia, one of Palermo’s ‘pleasure gardens’, on a spring day this year and saw beds of lavender; pots of colourful flowers; tall, lean palms; long avenues; porticoes; a majestic statue of a lion looking to the Tyrrhenian Sea; time worn stone urns; busts headless; and views to Monte Pellegrino in the distance, beyond the port of Palermo.

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Two fruits enjoyed this Sicilian spring

Posted by Suzanne on 07 Aug 2017


  A blond orange and the little nespola (loquat) I enjoyed the two fruits in the Madonie mountains this spring. the sweet blond orange of Scillato (arancia bionda) and the little nespola (loquat).

The blond orange is a sweet and juicy orange grown at the bottom of the Madonie Mountains near the tiny village of Scillato, about 20 minutes down the mountain road from Polizzi.

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