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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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Ortigia under the Sicilian Summer Sun

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 25 Jul 2018



The colours of Ortigia, sun soaked and sea washed fade under the intensity of the Sicilian summer.

Sun soaked houses by the sea and baroque palazzi Ortigia’s meandering Lungomare di Levante Elio Vittorini faces east to the Ionian Sea and drenched by the morning sun the pastel facades- pink, pale blue and sand have a sunbathed clarity.

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A Full Moon over Polizzi

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 04 Jul 2018

  Rooftops 'tetti' under the Moon I was at the upstairs kitchen window of the house when I watched the full moon over the rooftops 'tetti' of Polizzi last Thursday. The village had a feel of a  Guttuso ‘tetti painting’.

The night was cool, the mountains to the east silhouetted and Polizzi was silent except for church bells ringing the hours and the fading sound of a motorbike and faint voices.

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