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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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Christmas Oranges

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 23 Dec 2017

  The beautiful orange decoration, below, is hanging on my tree in Australia this Christmas. It was a gift. Oven dried and studded with cloves, the maker told me, while they cook they fill your house with the smell of oranges.

And, memories of oranges or clementines from a Sicilian Christmas past linger and, in particular, a handmade wreath of December foliage from a garden at the foot of Mt Etna.

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The Madonna and Child: A Christmas Enchantment

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 09 Dec 2017



The Madonna and Child, an iconic and tender image so layered with meaning, mystery, beauty and an earthy simplicity does bring to mind a certain sense of Christmas.

And as Christmas nears I would like to share some snapshots taken on past travels in Sicily (and Rome) which capture some of the splendour of  Mother and Child.

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Easter Candle Light

Posted by Suzanne on 13 Apr 2017


Happy Easter and Buona Pasqua a tutti!


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A prince, a book and a chef: a night of Sicilian food and music

Posted by Suzanne on 22 Jul 2016


Dinner inspired by 'The Leopard' and things Sicilian  It was close to 9pm, on a late spring evening last month, when our guests moved down flights of stairs, from the first floor of Palazzo Notar Nicchi to the cool of the cellars for an unhurried dinner at The Sicilian House long table in Polizzi Generosa, high in the Madonie Mountains.

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