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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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Polizzi Generosa in Images

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 02 Jun 2020


A stone village in the mountains On this blog, photos of Polizzi Generosa captured during times I have spent there in recent years. 

Staying in a small stone village high in the Madonie mountains where the days are punctuated and unfold slowly is enjoyable.

And, I look forward to the day when I can return and we once again welcome guests to the house and the village but, for now we are remaining closed.

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Silence in Polizzi

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 01 May 2020

    A festival since 1672 The centuries' old festival of the Holy Crucifix (la festa del Santissimo Crocifisso) usually fills the piazzas and narrow streets of Polizzi Generosa during the first four days of May.

A solemn festival filled with slow sacred processions, quiet devotees, the blessing of Polizzi's bountiful fields, prayer, food, fun and stirring music. And brightly coloured lights.

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Waiting behind closed doors

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 09 Apr 2020



In Silence this Good Friday 

Our world is caught in shared grief and uncertainity at the moment as we all wait for better days. 

Tomorrow, Friday April the 10th, is Venerdi Santo (Good Friday).

And Polizzi's adored Madonna Addolorata (Madonna of Sorrows) will remain behind the closed doors of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie on Via Carlo V.

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Some of Polizzi's magic

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 31 Oct 2019



Polizzi Generosa I have chosen lots of photos (some of which have been seen before) and jotted lists of things I like about Polizzi Generosa and they appear here to give a feel for this small village in the Madonie Mountains which I call home when I am in Sicily.

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