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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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A terrace garden in Polizzi

Posted by Suzanne on 07 Apr 2017


To come back in spring The thought of returning to Sicily and the house in Polizzi in late April, for three weeks, brings to mind the beauty of a Sicilian spring in the Madonie Mountains: warmer days after winter; wild flowers scented and blooming in the mountains and fields; air filled with soft perfume and the replanting of the small terrace garden at the house which overlooks village rooftops and the belltower of the church of Sant’ Orsola.

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Bathrooms of local stone in Polizzi Generosa

Posted by Suzanne on 04 Mar 2016

  Barefoot on tiled Madonie stone floors To step barefoot onto the large slabs of grey Sicilian stone on the floors of the bathrooms of Palazzo Notar Nicchi, the home of The Sicilian House in Polizzi Generosa, is to feel the coolness and smoothness of stone taken from the depths of the Madonie Mountains.

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The colours of a Sicilian terrazzo in the spring

Posted by Suzanne on 24 Oct 2014

As I write this I am thinking of the arrival of the glorious crisp days of late autumn and early winter in Polizzi Generosa; spring gardening on a Sicilian terrazzo and our first guests of spring (in May this year), at Palazzo Notar Nicchi.

After the cold of the winter months, when the mountains surrounding Polizzi Generosa are green from the melting snow and spring has arrived The Sicilian House loves to replant the terrazzo on the top floor of Palazzo Notar Nicchi.

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Thousands of Sicilian Tiles

Posted by Suzanne on 29 Aug 2014

It was an early spring day in 2006 when my husband and I pulled up at Giovanni D' Angelo’s ceramics studio just outside of Polizzi Generosa  to meet Giovanni, a master local potter of a generational family of potters - dating from the mid 1800’s - to talk about glazed terracotta tiles to fill the floors of the interconnecting rooms of Palazzo Notar Nicchi:  the dilapidated house on the main street of Polizzi which we had purchased in the summer of 2004.

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