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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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Casa Cuseni, a magical Sicilian house.

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 24 Dec 2018


  Casa Cuseni, a house in Taormina Spending two nights in July at Casa Cuseni, the beautiful yellow house with rambling gardens, terraces and tall blue French doors, set high above Taormina overlooking the Ionian Sea and with a near perfect view of Mt Etna, was a highlight of my Sicilian summer.

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The mountain village of Isnello - apricots and a Byzantine Madonna

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 22 Nov 2018


Through the Madonie About 30 odd kilometres from Polizzi along the mountainous roads of The Madonie the ancient and tiny medieval town of Isnello sits beneath some impressive limestone mountains.

One Thursday at the start of this year's Sicilian summer I wandered Isnello for an hour or so before lunch.

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A lava stone beach and a house on the Ionian Sea

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 09 Oct 2018


  Lava down to the sea On the Ionian coast of Sicily, not far north of Cyclops’ mythical rocks, near the Riviera dei Ciclopi there is the small seaside village of Santa Tecla.

The town’s beach is lava rock- an old volcanic flow from Mt Etna- smooth, dark grey lava stone which goes to the water’s edge.

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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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