Cristal Palace Hotel

Via Roma, 477, Palermo, Sicily, 90139, Italy | 4 star hotel
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Palermo Street Food Tour

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 18, 2014

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... or sold outside. It was quite an experience. Salvatore was our guide. We had a couple from Australia and a family from Connecticut in our group. We all shared many different foods so we could try as many as possible. Most of the foods cost between 1-5 euros. Traditionally this was the poor man's food. The market vendors sell the food during the day, and what they don't sell they cook in the evenings and sell it cheap so ...

Cooking with the Duchess

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 17, 2014

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... then very easy to remove the skin and seeds. Our desert, Biancomangiare, was a custard type pie. It was delicious and very easy to make. Lunch was served in the formal dining room of the house, with servants in white gloves. It was quite an experience. After lunch, we were taken on a tour of the home to see the various antiques. It was a beautiful home. We enjoyed our cooking class in Sicily, and learned about traditional foods and techniques used to prepare them. It was a great ...

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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... in the fields at the age of 12. He joins the fascist army during the WWII, but after the armistice of the 8th of September 1943, he joins the partisans that are fighting in the north of Italy to free the Country from the Nazis. When he gets back to Sicily, he finds that the land ownership mechanism existing before the "fasci Siciliani" has been reestablished by the land owners and the mafia. The Italian government has issues a law that states that un-cultivated lands can be assigned ...

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Location

This 4 star hotel, located in the Politeama area of Palermo, is near Teatro Massimo, La Vucciria, Church of San Domenico, and Hammam.
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