B&B La Casa di Ettore

Via Houel, 13, Palermo, Sicily, 90138, Italy | B&B
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Palermo Street Food Tour

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 18, 2014

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Today was a day to do some sightseeing around Palermo, so we decided to do the city bus tour where we could hop on or off at any time. We got to see and hear about different parts of the city without driving ourselves. We did a tour of the Teatro Massimo, Palermo's opera house. Unfortunately, there were no performances scheduled for the time we were visiting. The theater is famous for being used in Godfather 3. We were taken into ...

Cooking with the Duchess

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 17, 2014

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... Giulio Fabrizio Tomasi di Lampedusa. We also learned to make a sauce for the pasta called Pesto, Trapanese style. It was so easy with just fresh roma tomatoes, blanched almonds, basil, and of course extra virgin olive oil. (I think we used at least 1 big bottle in making this meal!). This was the first class where we didn't make fresh pasta. Instead of topping it with cheese, the pasta was topped with toasted bread crumbs. This was probably my favorite of everything that we made ...

Great day in Sicily

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 16, 2014

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... started in 424 BC, but was never finished. We also hiked to the top of the hill to a Greek Theater for a terrific view of the hillside and the sea. After Segsta we headed to Marsala. Tom had found a winery that made marsala wine, which is a sweet desert wine. In the U.S, we mostly use one variety of it for cooking, but there are some very good drinking wines as well. We had a tour and then a tasting. We continued on to Trapani, a busy port ...

Palermo - Special Place in Sicily

A travel blog entry by rona.puntawe on Jun 22, 2014

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... he expected I would have had enough of and would have plenty of opportunity to see more of in other parts of Italy anyway. He'll bring me somewhere special and less touristy, he said.

Caverna de Sta. Rosalia She is the patron saint of Palermo. They have a massive celebration once a year (I forgot which time of the year) in honour of the healing miracles of Sta. Rosalia. The place is an amazing church built over a cavern or cave. ...

The Corleone of the anti-mafia

A travel blog entry by pao.pao on Jun 06, 2014

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... gets a confession from the two men hired by Liggio: thanks to their testimony, the police is able to find the place where Rizzotto's body was thrown. They only found some of his remains, together with a boot: the boot is recognized by Rizzotto's mom, although the identification is never made official. In the meantime, the two men questioned by dalla Chiesa took back what they declared, and they are acquitted for lack of evidence. After 64 years, a police man questioned the son of an ...