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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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Notes on Palermo

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 30 Sep 2019



UNESCO listed, Arab Norman glory and mad traffic

Beautiful worn Baroque palaces, Arab Norman facades in perfect harmony, piazzas bordered with fantastic faded palazzi (like film sets really) and restaurants

a transfixing UNESCO world heritage listed cathedral (along with numerous other buildings in Palermo, Monreale and Cefalu), long paved thoroughfares closed to Palermo’s chaotically ordered, death-defying traffic

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Sicilian blue... skies, tiles, doors and more.

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 31 Aug 2019



Blue, blue and more blue across Sicily: Doors by the seaside painted a vibrant Mediterranean blue reflecting the closeness and depth of the sea; evening skies in a splendid cobalt; a blue sky, clear and crisp in the interior mountains of the Madonie;

'Full moon' blue in a mountain village; a white dome against a spring sky; golden stone framed by the bluest skies; festive lights in a dazzling blue adorning a church facade... the best blues.

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A sketch of a Sicilian spring

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 02 Aug 2019



Easter flowers, wisteria and wildflowers

In a Sicilian spring flowers adorn the island. And this spring they were lovely - on Easter’s mournful Good Friday in Polizzi Generosa in April, wandering the streets of Polizzi, driving the mountain roads of the Madonie, and travelling the interior roads and along the Ionian Sea.

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'That' magical view of a village perched high in The Madonie

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 01 Jul 2019


A 'most beautiful' village of Italy Up high in the Madonie Mountains, within the Madonie National Park in northern Sicily, there is the small, lofty medieval village of Petralia Soprana; it’s about half an hour or so from Polizzi Generosa and it was a 2018 winner in the prestigious Most Beautiful Villages of Italy.

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