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... We arrived at around 2.00pm and the streets were deserted as the shops close and the locals break for lunch between 12-4.00pm. Chilled by the wind and with a healthy appetite after our unsettled time at sea, we found a little local restaurant by the waterfront to sample some fresh local seafood. What a feast we had. The most delicious calamari and prawns tossed in ...
... our way up the side of one of the mountains surrounding Palermo and through small villages. I made one small navigation error and we ended up heading back into the village we had just left. More driving the wrong way on one-way streets, steep downhill turns on narrow streets, more women yelling at us, more waves and smiles from us. After 2 hours of navigating twisty mountain roads, over hill and dale, through lovely valleys and ...
... of our tour.
We look up to ornate balconies, compare chapels and browse the fishmarket with parties of schoolchildren peering at barracuda, swordfish, sardines, octopus and squid. It's a worthwhile couple of hours. Odd that the Tourist Information is but a temporary stand in a car park ...
... pizza and the chance to wash away a day's worth of dust and sand.
Their home is large and filled with heirlooms, rugs and original courtly paintings. The garden is an olive grove and orchard. Dinner tonight is called in a augmented by delicious home-marinated olives, and wine provided by the family.
... are on offer from various stands, though our
choices are gone by 9.30pm. Participants buy a voucher for €10 to
exchange for a dish of couscous, a dessert and glass of wine. A local
band play Sicilian accordion favourites in Piazza Marinella and we get
roped into dancing. It's all good spirited, a late-night family event of