Hotel Elena

Piazza Giulio Cesare 14, Palermo, Sicily, 90127, 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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... desert, fresh cannoli where they fill it when you order. Yum! It was a great tour. Salvatore was a knowledgable guide about Sicilian food and spent almost three hours with us. We learned he was also a lawyer, doing commercial law with a big international firm. He just did these tours on the weekends so he could share his passion about Sicilian food with others.

Heading back to Catania tomorrow for a few days.

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Cooking with the Duchess

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 17, 2014

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... Our cooking class was done in this home by Nicoletta, the wife of the Duke. They live in the actual home with many antiques and historical belongings. They have also made around 13 apartments that people live in and that they rent out. This was the first class we've done where there has been a group. There were 8 of us, and we began the day by going to the market to buy the things we would need to cook our lunch. We always enjoy seeing the fresh fruits, vegetables and meats ...

Great day in Sicily

A travel blog entry by elaineandtom on Jul 16, 2014

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... started in 424 BC, but was never finished. We also hiked to the top of the hill to a Greek Theater for a terrific view of the hillside and the sea. After Segsta we headed to Marsala. Tom had found a winery that made marsala wine, which is a sweet desert wine. In the U.S, we mostly use one variety of it for cooking, but there are some very good drinking wines as well. We had a tour and then a tasting. We continued on to Trapani, a busy port ...

Palermo - Special Place in Sicily

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

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... so social -- they got socialised from the time they're babies! After finishing off at the restaurant with munchies, we drove to another place for "dinner". Pepe said "You're lucky, I bring you to the best restaurant in Palermo!" It was 10:30 by the time food was served! I fought myself from falling asleep! It was midnight by the team we finished.

Last day. Pepe brought me to his parents' place. Along the way he bought flowers and ...

The Corleone of the anti-mafia

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

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... 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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