Website with feasts around Sicily: http://www.sikania.it/mensile/egiu98n.htm
June 18: Kathy and Peter arrive in Catania Sicily via Rome. On the way to Montedoro - stop in Serradifalco for Pranzo at Mary Rose and Gioacchino's house. Attend the Feast of San Calogero events in Montedoro.
June 19: Montedoro and Serradifalco. In the evening went to dinner at elped Giuseppe serenade Maria.
April 11 : Kathy and Peter arrive in Catania Sicily via Philadelphia and Rome. Lead a tour of Sicily with a group from Nature Discoveries
April 12: Piazzza Armeriana and Catagirone
April 13 (Holy Thursday): Caltanisetta and Montedoro
April 14 (Good Friday): Montedoro and Serradifalco
April 15: Tour of area - Serradifalco market, Canicatti restaurant, Mussomeli Castle, Sutera
April 16: Agrigento, San Biagio di Platani, Erice
April 17; Erice
April 18: Segesta, Palermo
April 19: Cefalu
April 20: Cefalu and Madonie Mountains
April 21: Gangivechhio
April 22: Taormina, Catania
April 23: Mt. Etna (a small group also visited Siracusa)
April 24: Group departed for the U.S., Kathy and Peter begin vacation, Caltanisetta with friends
April 25: Liberation Day (italian holiday) Caltanisetta and Serradifalco with friends, in the evening we came to Montedoro to begin our stay here in Pina Saia's house.
April 26 - 29: Settled into the Montedoro life - visiting friends, taking the long walk on the Toretta Road, shopping at Angelo's market, sleeping, and updating the web page.
May 8 : Kathy and Peter arrive in Sicily via NYC and Rome.
May 9- 15: Visited friends and family in Montedoro and Serradifalco
May 15: Depart for Catania
May 16: Remy, Peter's son, arrives in Catania
May 17: Visit Taormina and Etna then return to Montedoro
May 18-19: Montedoro and Serradifalco
May 20: Agrigento, Mussomelli, Casteltermini
May 21: Leave for Palermo and Mondello
May 22: Return to Montedoro/Serradifalco for a party for Carly and Remy at Allessandro's campagna
May 23: leave for Cefalu
May 25: Erice and Segesta
May 26: Palermo
May 27: Remy departs and Carly, Kathy and Peter return to Montedoro
June 1: Carly departs
June 14: Kathy and Peter depart
December 30: We arrive in Sicily via Milan
December 31: Celebrate New Year's Eve in Montedoro
January 1: New Year's Day
January 6: Feast of the Epiphany, we spent it in Piano degli Albanase
January 15: Feast of San Mauro, Aci Castello
No visitors are scheduled for January, it will be a month of getting settled into village life, finding a car and learning Italian.
Carnival, begins on 18th goes until 24th (Shove Tuesday).
February 21 - March 1: Carol and Wally Muth visit. Explore the Etna, Catania, Taormina and participate in Carnivale activities in Sciacca.
March 11 - 22: Peg and Paul Gefell visit.
March 19: St. Joseph's Day, is a big event around the island.
March 22th leave for Morocco from Catania
March 29th arrive back in Sicily
March 30th Eduardo and Leon arrive.
April 1: Eduardo and Leon leave Sicily
April 2: Carly and Gina arrive in Sicily
April 5: Carly, Gina, Peter and I visit Enna, Vulquenera, and Caltigrone
April 3: Angela and Steve arrive in Italy.
April 6: We meet up with Angela and Steve in Taormina and travel back together to Montedoro by way of Catania
April 7-12: Holy week events around the island.
April 13 - 14: leave for Rome, visit Santo Stefano
April 15: Amalfi Coast, Atrani and Amalfi
April 16-18: Rome all together
April 18: Carly and Gina depart
April 18-25: travel in Italy with Angela and Steve - Rome, Assisi, Venice, Florence.
April 25: we return to Sicily by ferry from Naples after visiting Pompeii
April 26: return to Montedoro
May 1 - 6: Sam and Linda Fedele visit
May 2: attend Santa Lucia Festival in Siracusa
May 3: visit the Vendecari Reserve near Noto
May 16: Flower Festival in Noto
May 12 - 26: Phyllis Labanowski visits (camping trips to Stromboli, Madonnie Mountains and Zingara Reserve)
June 4 - 10: Laura and E.J. Durgin come to visit
June 10: Feast of Corpus Christi (major event in Montedoro)
June 18: Feast of Saint Calogero (special festival in this region of Sicily)
June 14 - 20: Linda Letta and Tom Mitrano come to visit
June 19: Our Going Away party in our apartment
Depart for U.S. on June 24th