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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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Porticello, by the Tyrrhenian Sea

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 29 Feb 2020




The blue waters of the seas, which lap the shores of Sicily are worked by fishermen to bring in fresh seafood hauls.Trawlers and colourful, old wooden boats moor along the shores of the island’s idyllic bays and in the safe waters of  numerous fishing ports.

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Sicilian Travels, 2019

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 31 Jan 2020



Welcome to our first blog for 2020. It's a snapshot of my Sicilian travels in 2019 during a few weeks in the spring months of April and May.

I enjoyed returning to some favourite spots. Some of the highlights, in notes and photos, are below:

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Notes on Palermo

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 30 Sep 2019



UNESCO listed, Arab Norman glory and mad traffic

Beautiful worn Baroque palaces, Arab Norman facades in perfect harmony, piazzas bordered with fantastic faded palazzi (like film sets really) and restaurants

a transfixing UNESCO world heritage listed cathedral (along with numerous other buildings in Palermo, Monreale and Cefalu), long paved thoroughfares closed to Palermo’s chaotically ordered, death-defying traffic

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Sicilian blue... skies, tiles, doors and more.

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 31 Aug 2019



Blue, blue and more blue across Sicily: Doors by the seaside painted a vibrant Mediterranean blue reflecting the closeness and depth of the sea; evening skies in a splendid cobalt; a blue sky, clear and crisp in the interior mountains of the Madonie;

'Full moon' blue in a mountain village; a white dome against a spring sky; golden stone framed by the bluest skies; festive lights in a dazzling blue adorning a church facade... the best blues.

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