Hotel Conchiglia d'Oro
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... we were able to visit, Oleficio Sicillando in Castelvetrano. We were given a nice tour which we especially appreciated since it is harvest time and they were very busy pressing. Learned a lot about the process not only of oil production and classification but also olive curing. We loved the "dolcificate" or "sweetened" olives. No, they're not actually sweet. They are cured in soda and water (rather than the more common salt and water cure) then packed ...
... beautiful. We had a delicious lunch, mine was grilled calamari and salad. In the afternoon we were back as the larger group and driven to Monreale, a hill on the edge of Palermo. The cathedral here was another spectacular example of the mixed styles, to reflect the acceptance of the people from different backgrounds, historically Greeks and ...
... up, the surrounding shops altered and several actors taking a break from filming a Mussolini period war movie. A few of us had lunch at an outdoor cafe under the trees, although our chairs were at various angles on the cobblestones! We visited salt pans at Traponi, where there are still some working windmills and the waterbirds such as flamingos take advantage of the shallow ...
... areas there are many shops and outdoor restaurants and throngs of pedestrians. A fun area was the Ballarò Street Market which was a short distance from our hotel. I am sure you could buy almost any food item there including whole slaughtered goats or lamb and some stuff we didn't recognize. We had an early dinner of mussels, veal and sea bass as we need to be up at 4AM to get to the Palermo airport for our flight back to ...
... Sicilians to be a people romantic due to their wildness.
-----But, no. Sicilians resembled Northern Italians, in their unquestioning adherence to every law they were meant to follow and enforce. Far from being tough, they seemed spineless and cowardly; they submitted to corporate rules like little puppies. They dressed and wore their hair the way they were supposed to. They bought cars and kept them immaculately clean. Italians were dull!
-----"To agree to live ...