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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

 
 
 
 

Associated Links

www.go-sicily.it

www.visitingsicily.it

www.timesofsicily.com


 


A Glimpse of the Madonie

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 12 Nov 2021

Up in the mountains From Polizzi Generosa's main piazza, Piazza Santissima Trinita (which is in fact a perfect belvedere) some of the striking mountains of the Madonie National Park (Parco delle Madonie) can be enjoyed.  The mountains are so close; Polizzi sits on the doorstep of the Madonie.

Comprised of nearly 162 sq kilometres of towering mountains, valleys, walking tracks, deep forests, flora, fauna, spring water, wild food, and small stone villages the Madonie National Park is loved for walking, skiing, foraging, wild flowers, silence, stone villages and scenic winding roads.

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Returning to Polizzi: In photos

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 30 Apr 2021

  To return  Two years have passed since my last stay in Polizzi Generosa and I think of when I will be able to return. For nearly 18 years I have been returning yearly (bar one or two) to stay a while.

To go back is always a good thing.  To use the words of travel writer Peter Jon Lindberg, returning to the same place is 'soul affirming joy' .

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Polizzi Generosa's Good Friday procession, 2019

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 01 Apr 2021

Good Friday (Venerdi Santo) is the most solemn day in the Christian Church's calendar and two years ago, when spending some weeks in Polizzi Generosa, I witnessed (for the first time) the sacredness and dignity of Polizzi’s Good Friday evening procession under the Easter full moon.

  The Madonna, robed in black, grieves the death of her Son. The statue of the sorrowful Madonna (Madonna Addolorata -Madonna of Sorrows), leaves from the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie on Via Carlo V and is carried slowly through the softly lit streets of Polizzi on a litter, supported on the shoulders of devoted men, members of one of Polizzi's  confraternities. 

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Polizzi's 'Vicolo Moschea': Sicilian Muslim History

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 28 Feb 2021

 

Sicily 2021 Welcome to our first blog for 2021. It is good to be back.

To plan holidays is always lovely and I think now more than ever. To return to Sicily, when we can, will be wonderful.

This blog takes us to a narrow street in the village of Polizzi Generosa (the home of The Sicilian House) high in the Madonie National Park.

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