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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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A lava stone beach and a house on the Ionian Sea

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 09 Oct 2018


  Lava down to the sea On the Ionian coast of Sicily, not far north of Cyclops’ mythical rocks, near the Riviera dei Ciclopi there is the small seaside village of Santa Tecla.

The town’s beach is lava rock- an old volcanic flow from Mt Etna- smooth, dark grey lava stone which goes to the water’s edge.

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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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Ortigia under the Sicilian Summer Sun

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 25 Jul 2018



The colours of Ortigia, sun soaked and sea washed fade under the intensity of the Sicilian summer.

Sun soaked houses by the sea and baroque palazzi Ortigia’s meandering Lungomare di Levante Elio Vittorini faces east to the Ionian Sea and drenched by the morning sun the pastel facades- pink, pale blue and sand have a sunbathed clarity.

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