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... common, and it didn't seem to bother them a bit that tourists were walking around taking pictures.
In the evening, Tom had arranged a Palermo street food tour. Palermo is known to be #5 in the world when it comes to street food. Street food is defined as any specific food or beverage that locals of an urban environment commonly consume while: on the street; standing up; in an outdoor seating environment; or that is ...
... class. We also made swordfish rolls. These are very popular in Sicily and we saw them throughout the markets. The recipe says to ask your fishmonger to slice the swordfish as thin as possible. Don't think this is happening in Asheville! (Notice the picture of the swordfish being sliced. ) The bell pepper, caper and black olive salad was good. We baked the peppers in a very hot oven until they were blackened on all sides and then covered them with plastic wrap to make moisture. ...
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 ...
... the airport, one of the conference participants who is a local in Palermo helped five of us to share a cab -- cost 40E, so it was only 8E each.As instructed by my Palermo host, Pepe, I asked cabbie to drop me at Bar Bristol at the Port of Palermo. Took around 30-40 minutes from the airport. While waiting for my host to pick me up, I had lemon granita as he recommended -- which I found out a very common breakfast must-have. Pepe picked me ...
... of the murder and finally found the body. On the 9th of March 2012 there was the official identification of Placido's remains, while on the 24th of May there had been the state funeral. There was another eye witness, a 13 years old boy: he was mentally disabled, and after witnessing the murder went back home in shock, with a high fever and talking nonsense. His father took him to the hospital where Dr. Navarra - the mafia boss - was working. In the nonsense, the boy recounted ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility