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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

www.marvellous-sicily.com


 


The New Goddess of Polizzi Generosa enjoys a Full House

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 21 Sep 2018

A goddess and a sculptor at work 

Over the past months the passionate and enquiring Australian Sicilian artist, Eolo Paul Bottaro worked in his ‘open door’ two room studio on Polizzi Generosa’s main street, high in Sicily’s Madonie Mountains.

He was creating a life sized, three faced, one body sculpture inspired by a picture of a ‘curious’ 18th century engraving of an almost mythical Polizzi Generosa statue, 'Iside', destroyed long ago.

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Polizzi Generosa: Summer skies

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 03 Sep 2018

 

  Cloudy, sun-drenched, vibrant Summer skies over Polizzi Generosa- a few notes :

Golden light under stormy skies and the vibrant Mediterranean blue of clear days in the Madonie Mountains.

The sun- drenched summer sky over Polizzi was sometimes 'washed in palest blue' and the longer, hotter days often closed with pinks and oranges.

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A Full Moon over Polizzi

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 04 Jul 2018

  Rooftops 'tetti' under the Moon I was at the upstairs kitchen window of the house when I watched the full moon over the rooftops 'tetti' of Polizzi last Thursday. The village had a feel of a  Guttuso ‘tetti painting’.

The night was cool, the mountains to the east silhouetted and Polizzi was silent except for church bells ringing the hours and the fading sound of a motorbike and faint voices.

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Some things about Polizzi

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 16 Apr 2018

 

When I return to Sicily, the Madonie Mountains and Polizzi for a few weeks mid -year it will be almost the start of the Sicilian summer.

There will be warm days, moments of  rediscovery and the enjoyment of  trips to places, new and familiar, across the island - 'the soul affirming joy of returning' (travel writer Peter Jon Lindberg).

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