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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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Palazzo Previtera; A perfect retreat on the slopes of Mt Etna

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 31 Oct 2023


Palazzo Privitera: a Sicilian aristrocratic feel, art and a garden to wander Two nights at the mid-17th century Palazzo Previtera ('a museum and luxury bnb') were nowhere near enough. Sitting along a quiet backstreet of Linguaglossa -one of Sicily’s lovely lava towns- Palazzo Previtera is a historic and gracious bed and breakfast with hints of an aristrocratic Sicily and an understated luxury. The main section of the palazzo is a private family palazzo- all unmistakably Sicilian.

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Notes on Mt Etna

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 19 Aug 2023

A mighty volcano -fertile, mythical, slumbering and active It is splendid and big. Yet when driving the A19 from Palermo heading east towards Catania I have at times been underwhelmed by Europe’s highest active volcano. It does not rise majestically enough from this southern point to show its best self.

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Staying for a while in Sicily - memories in photos and the odd travel notes

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 20 Mar 2023

Spending a while in Sicily with weeks in Rome and Florence, through December and January was...a very nice dose of wonderful Italy. 

This is my first blog for 2023. Rome and Florence will feature in later blogs (impossible to leave them out!). And Sicily... there is lots to share. This blog gives a quick look at weeks on this fabulous island.

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To return to the temple of Segesta: 'Majestic' in the Sicilian countryside

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 28 Oct 2022

A beautiful place “One of the most beautiful of the Greek temples in Sicily is that of Segesta”, said travel writer, Will S. Monroe decades ago. Segesta is beautiful. And the thought of returning sometime this December, in the colder months, is very nice.

A late 5th century B.C Doric temple, the temple of Segesta was never completed. Its beauty and position don't fail to move. It's about an hour and a half from Palermo on the road to Trapani.

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