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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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Walking Ragusa Ibla: Villono Arezzo.

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 30 Apr 2018


One afternoon, last spring, while wandering the lovely hilltown of Ragusa Ibla in Sicily’s Baroque South East,  I came across a beautiful  Liberty style building, Villino Arezzo. 

That afternoon I had walked uphill from Ragusa Ibla's Piazza del Duomo.

A hilltop villino Taking up an entire block, noble Villino Arezzo stands handsomely on the very top of  a flat hill on Piazza Dottor Solarino. Overlooking a valley on one side and partly a little derelict on another. I was intrigued. 

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Some things about Polizzi

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 16 Apr 2018


When I return to Sicily, the Madonie Mountains and Polizzi for a few weeks mid -year it will be almost the start of the Sicilian summer.

There will be warm days, moments of  rediscovery and the enjoyment of  trips to places, new and familiar, across the island - 'the soul affirming joy of returning' (travel writer Peter Jon Lindberg).

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