Hotel Azzurro Di Lampedusa

111 Roma Street, Palermo, Sicily, 90133, Italy | 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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... 1/4 so we could each try a little bite. The meat was cooked in pork fat, so since Tom is allergic, he opted out. (how convenient!) It actually wasn't that bad, kind of tasted like Steak Ums. Salvatore also took us to a popular place for the younger crowd and we got a typical after dinner drink. It was a mix of marsala wine and some other wine. It was very loud and crowded-thirty years ago we would have fit right in! He also took us ...

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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... 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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