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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'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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Christmas Wishes

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 24 Dec 2020


Christmas Light Merry Christmas everyone and all the best for 2021.

Thank you for reading our blog and enjoying things Sicily.  I look forward to bringing more stories about Sicily in 2021.

I hope you get to enjoy planning future travel to Sicily. To travel again with ease and confidence is something I look forward to as no doubt you all do. 

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Almond biscuits, a taste of Sicily

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 05 Dec 2020


Baking Sicilian almond biscuits Packed full of ground blanched almonds, fine caster sugar and egg whites these little almond biscuits are easy to make. 

It is basically a delicious mouthful of soft, ground almonds baked. Put the ground almonds (almond meal) in a bowl, add the sugar, mix well, add three or four egg whites (I used three and didn't add the suggested almond essence), form little balls and dust them in icing sugar before they go in the oven for close to 15 minutes. 

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Polizzi Generosa: mist, geraniums and walking via Garibaldi

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 08 Nov 2020


  Mist in a mountain village A soft misty day in mid-2019, looking from the  geranium filled front balcony of The Sicilian House (Palazzo Notar Nicchi) to Polizzi Generosa's main street, via Giuseppe Garibaldi, high in the Madonie mountains.


Left to Piazza Trinita To wander down Polizzi’s narrow street (to the left of the photo below) via Garibaldi meanders past - small, old houses (some long abandoned), Café Da Vinci draped in greenery, narrow side streets, a small barbershop run by Mimmo, a hairdresser, the front door of a notary’s office,

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