San Paolo Palace Hotel Centro Congressi
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... a peninsula. We walked around the streets in town and then found a restaurant which Tom wanted to go to. It was recommended to us by Sylvestro, who did our cooking class last year in Lecce. It was also #3 restaurant in the Top 10 Sicily tour book. As expected, our food was wonderful! Driving on the main highways is fairly easy. Driving in Palermo is a nightmare! Tom has nerves of steel! I don't think motorcycles are required to follow ...
... Nice to see chivalry still alive. The parents were in the middle of preparing lunch when we arrived. It was very interesting to see them prepare the meal, especially to see how sardine was cooked, a local delicacy. There were appetisers, prima plati (first plate) of pasta and rice, secondi plati and finished off with cafe.
I felt lucky and privileged to be part of the day-to-day Palermo social life, made my travel all the more special. ...
... Liggio, a member of that mafia family, received the orders of killing Placido Rizzotto. Placido is taken by two men, under Liggio's orders, and took to a farmhouse: there he is tortured, killed, dismembered, and his remains are taken to a cliff called Busandra and thrown underneath together with the donkey that was carrying his body parts. Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa, an Italian general sent in Sicily to investigate the mafia - who will also get killed by the mafia in 1982 - ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center