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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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Art en route to Sicily

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 19 Feb 2018



Welcome to The Sicilian House travel blog for 2018.


Before Travelling South: To stop en route before going onto Polizzi Generosa, Sicily  is a wonderful part of the journey. And Rome makes for a great stopover.

Last spring I wandered The Eternal City  for a few days before heading south and as luck would have it I got to see a wonderful exhibition, Da Caravaggio a Bernini at Scuderie del Quirinial, via XXIV maggio 16.

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Driving in Sicily

Posted by Suzanne on 24 Jan 2014


Last week’s blog post got me thinking about driving in Sicily and what I would suggest to people travelling this magical island by car. I enjoy driving there after years of exploring the island. However, being foreign and coming from a very Anglosphere driving world in Australia the Sicilian roads have  presented a few challenges. The most memorable were: remembering to drive on “the other” side of the road while trying not to hit everything on my right hand side due to serious over correction; and thinking that I needed to follow all the road rules, lane markings and speed limits. I have learned that the rules can be bent a little with respect.

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