For accommodation information, please contact Suzanne Turrisi.

the story of Palazzo Notar Nicchi

In September 2003, the Australian-Sicilian Turrisi family travelled to Sicily armed with a list of villages to look for a Sicilian house; Polizzi Generosa was on that list after reading Theresa Maggio's book  "Stone Boudoir; Travels Through the Hidden Villages of Sicily" and a short time after they arrived in Polizzi  they were asking, "What is for sale?" They found Palazzo Notar Nicchi.

Palazzo Notar Nicchi was an 8 year resortation project that transformed the home into the guest house it is today.

Once the house of a local baronial family it is now the centre of a cultural tourism business, The Sicilian House. Through the restoration of the house the culture of a Sicilian stone village in the Madonie National Park was discovered.

The house was restored with a mix of Sicilian antiques and modern Italian pieces. And with its handmade terracotta floors, white walls and interconnecting rooms it retains the feel of a Sicilian palazzo in the mountains.

In 2011, it opened its doors to paying international guests.

The Sicilian House is run by Suzanne Turrisi who has a passion for quiet travel and Sicily.

Local managers in Polizzi Generosa, Maria and Giuseppe (Joseph), ensure that all guests arrive to Palazzo Notar Nicchi's green front door with ease.



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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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