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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 ...
... class. We also made swordfish rolls. These are very popular in Sicily and we saw them throughout the markets. The recipe says to ask your fishmonger to slice the swordfish as thin as possible. Don't think this is happening in Asheville! (Notice the picture of the swordfish being sliced. ) The bell pepper, caper and black olive salad was good. We baked the peppers in a very hot oven until they were blackened on all sides and then covered them with plastic wrap to make moisture. ...
Tom had found a sailboat excursion in Tripani, a town about an hour from Palermo that we were going to do today, but it had to be canceled because there needed to be at least 6 people and we were the only ones. They said the seas had been rough and there had not been as much business. We decided to head to Tripani anyway and do some side trips along the way. First , we stopped at Segesta, an ancient city with a standing Greek temple. The ...
... the airport, one of the conference participants who is a local in Palermo helped five of us to share a cab -- cost 40E, so it was only 8E each.As instructed by my Palermo host, Pepe, I asked cabbie to drop me at Bar Bristol at the Port of Palermo. Took around 30-40 minutes from the airport. While waiting for my host to pick me up, I had lemon granita as he recommended -- which I found out a very common breakfast must-have. Pepe picked me ...
... of peasants, but the application of this law is prevented in Sicily by both the land owners and the mafia. The peasants decide to occupy the lands: while thousands of them were marching in the fields, mafia hit men were shooting to the crowd from the mountains above the occupied fields. On the 10th of March 1948, Placido decides to occupy the fields of the Strasasso, belonging to the mafia family governed by Michele Navarra, the Chief of Medicine of the Hospital of the ...
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