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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: Swirling mists, snow, glorious sunsets and mighty mountains

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 30 Jun 2023

Mist moves quietly

The low swirling mist that gently rolls into the streets of Polizzi Generosa in certain months of the year adds to Polizzi’s otherworldliness. Its medieval, pale stone buildings are brushed in a soft grey and when it lifts the village returns to its lovely faded glory.

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Street Scenes: Polizzi

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 02 Dec 2022

Festive sacred street life During sacred and cultural festivals and the evening passeggiata the streets of Polizzi teem with people: to pay their undying respects to the centuries old patron saint, martyred saints or otherworldly revered holy figures.

To stroll the evening passeggiata to see who is out and about, to stop kiss cheeks and chat, watch children play freely and teenagers roam close by, to have an aperitivo at one of the bars along the main Corso or just to lean on the railing of the belvedere to view the sunset.

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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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