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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


 


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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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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