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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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Spring and Easter in Sicily - a snapshot this April

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 01 May 2019



A sacred procession, cassata and wild flowers  A sacred and sorrowful Good Friday procession through the narrow streets of Polizzi Generosa under a full moon, balcony doors open and people waiting to glimpse the solemnity of the slow moving procession.

Sicilian cassata for Easter lunch, drops of blue wisteria along a road in the Madonie and white in the historic garden of Casa Cuseni in Taormina, and the green mountains of the Madonie and the countryside close by dotted with vibrant yellows, pinks, reds and purples.

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Sicilian doors and a few notes

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 03 Apr 2019


  Wandering by doorways This blog shows a selection of photographs of Sicilian doors and where they were spotted throughout the island. Plus, there are a few extra notes.

The images show doors ornate, worn and simple on: a small Baroque church, an imposing palazzo in a mountain village, village houses (some cared for and others abandoned), a villa near the sea, and an old convent.

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Flowers, last Sicilian summer

Posted by Suzanne Turrisi on 28 Feb 2019


  Flowers by the sea, falling down parched walls and in ancient cloisters  Summer flowers in Sicily are bursts of vibrant colour. And during my time in Sicily last summer I saw flowers on balconies, by the sea and the roadside, in a tiny hamlet almost abandoned, in a rambling house garden with views to the sea, in cloisters and wild gardens of an ancient abbey nestled in a forest hundreds of metres above the sea, in pots clustered along streets and on faded stone walls of an interior village.

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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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