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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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Sicily 'On My Mind'

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 26 Aug 2020

    Sicily - Trapani, Segesta, Erice, Polizzi Generosa, Petralia Soprana, Taormina, Palermo...  It is well over a year since my last visit to Sicily, in spring 2019. 

That visit was spent enjoying ancient festivals, Sicilian music, delicious food, welcoming guests, history, mountain drives, wide vistas and travelling Sicily to wonderful spots including Cefalu, Petralia Soprana, Alimena, Taormina, Santa Tecla, Palermo and also staying in Polizzi at the house, high in the mountains. 

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Tiles in Sicily, full of colour and light

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 03 Jul 2020


  An Arab legacy of glazed colour Colourful, glazed and often intricately decorated with botanical images, curves and at times geometric form Sicilian majolica tiles are really dazzling.

Sicily has a long history of pottery making spanning thousands of years but the 'glazed polychromatic colours -particularly blues, greens and yellows' were introduced to Sicilian craftsmen by the Arabs (Insight Guides -Sicily 2013). This was probably early 9th century, at the beginning of  Sicily's period under Arab rule.

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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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