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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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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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Waiting behind closed doors

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 09 Apr 2020



In Silence this Good Friday 

Our world is caught in shared grief and uncertainity at the moment as we all wait for better days. 

Tomorrow, Friday April the 10th, is Venerdi Santo (Good Friday).

And Polizzi's adored Madonna Addolorata (Madonna of Sorrows) will remain behind the closed doors of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie on Via Carlo V.

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Porticello, by the Tyrrhenian Sea

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 29 Feb 2020




The blue waters of the seas, which lap the shores of Sicily are worked by fishermen to bring in fresh seafood hauls.Trawlers and colourful, old wooden boats moor along the shores of the island’s idyllic bays and in the safe waters of  numerous fishing ports.

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Sicilian Travels, 2019

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 31 Jan 2020



Welcome to our first blog for 2020. It's a snapshot of my Sicilian travels in 2019 during a few weeks in the spring months of April and May.

I enjoyed returning to some favourite spots. Some of the highlights, in notes and photos, are below:

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