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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


 


Looking for Rogier van der Weyden- poised beauty and finding a portrait of a young man

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 25 Jan 2019

 

  To find Rogier van der Weyden On my way back home to Australia last year, after some summer time in Sicily, I spent a few days in London. I was keen to see some of the 15th century Flemish artist Rogier van der Weyden's paintings in London’s National Portrait Gallery.

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Casa Cuseni, a magical Sicilian house.

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 24 Dec 2018

 

  Casa Cuseni, a house in Taormina Spending two nights in July at Casa Cuseni, the beautiful yellow house with rambling gardens, terraces and tall blue French doors, set high above Taormina overlooking the Ionian Sea and with a near perfect view of Mt Etna, was a highlight of my Sicilian summer.

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The mountain village of Isnello - apricots and a Byzantine Madonna

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 22 Nov 2018

 

Through the Madonie About 30 odd kilometres from Polizzi along the mountainous roads of The Madonie the ancient and tiny medieval town of Isnello sits beneath some impressive limestone mountains.

One Thursday at the start of this year's Sicilian summer I wandered Isnello for an hour or so before lunch.

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Summer in Polizzi: Ricotta and mint frittata

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 29 Oct 2018

 

  Summer eating at U Bagghiu   During the summer in the back garden of Santina and Andrea’s restaurant, U Bagghiu (down Polizzi’s via Gagliardo) there are trees laden with pears and apples and tables sit under the shade of a wisteria vine and fruit trees. 

And to eat in the garden at U Bagghiu is for warm summer days .

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