Hotel Columbia Palermo

Via del Celso 31, Palermo, Sicily, 90143, Italy | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Palermo

Palermo Street Food Tour

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 18, 2014

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... common, and it didn't seem to bother them a bit that tourists were walking around taking pictures.

In the evening, Tom had arranged a Palermo street food tour. Palermo is known to be #5 in the world when it comes to street food. Street food is defined as any specific food or beverage that locals of an urban environment commonly consume while: on the street; standing up; in an outdoor seating environment; or that is ...

Cooking with the Duchess

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 17, 2014

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The place we are staying, Butera 28, is in an 18th century palazzo which overlooks the sea. In 1849 it became the property of Giulio Fabrizio Tomasi di Lampedusa, the Prince astronomer who would become the model for the main character in The Leopard. This novel was written by the Prince's great-grandson, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. The palazzo was the author's last home until his death in 1957, and is now the home of his adoptive son (the Duke) who has restored it to its ...

Great day in Sicily

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 16, 2014

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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 ...

Palermo - Special Place in Sicily

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

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... lost. Pepe bought seafood along the way and cooked sumptuous dinner. OMG! The seafood was so fresh and the freshly made tomato sauce so savoury I wanted to lick my plate. I certainly finished off most of what Pepe cooked!

Second day. I was invited to a restaurant opening. I got to meet Pepe's closest friends all the way back to high school. Lots of kids freely playing around, and guests playing with them. Very palpable how ...

The Corleone of the anti-mafia

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

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... Salvatore Provenzano, brother of the most (in)famous Bernando. When he was arrested, the house got seized and given to the anti-mafia movement of Corleone. Now, Salvatore Provenzano is out of jail, and he lives very close to his old house. In the Laboratory it is possible to purchase goods produced on fields seized from the mafia, and there is a permanent exhibit of the anti-mafia painter Gaetano Percasi (a few paintings are in the pictures attached to this entry).





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This 2 star hotel, located in the Seralcadio area of Palermo, is near Cattedrale di Palermo, Teatro Massimo, Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana), and San Giuseppe dei Teatini.
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