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... anyway, Palermo is quite a big town, and very touristy, not really a place I wanted to spend loads of time in overall.
On my first night I found a local pizzeria and got the guy to make up pizza for me with the ingredients he thought would be best... It was tasty tasty. Similarly the next day at lunch i went to a stall for street food and asked what was good, one of the other customers recommended I had a bread roll filled with panella, ...
... reading on Malta.
Had our tour farewell dinner tonight. The food was awful. Palermo stinks of urine.
What a shame the tour ended in Palermo because that's the memory of Sicily I will gad with me. If it had been at the beginning of our Sicily section, I would have had all those other unique places and experiences to enable me to forget about Palermo and delegate it to a distant memory.
In general ...
... to go to Monreale Duomo and the Palatine Chapel
Luckily the hotel we are staying at in Palermo, Grand Hotel Villa Igiea is on the outskirts of town and is in a lovely setting with great views of the marina. However, once you walk out the hotel gates, the ugliness returns. When I walked into my room, all I could say was "Oh my goodness". The room is big enough to get lost in and my balcony is a patio big enough to accommodate outdoor furniture and an ...
... have a choice of bus... The views walking along were awesome, and heightened the sense of adventure... Till i got to a crossroads and had no idea which way to go! Luckily I flagged down a car and was able to check with them. I wasn't successful finding anybody going in my direction till I got onto the autostrada (motorway), where there was an old guy setting up a stall and called me over to ask where I was going... When he gave me a proposition to join ...
... are citizens.
When the presenter came back, she introduced a short film called "Sempre Vivi" - "Always alive" - by quoting Falcone, according to whom the mafia can be fought through the small daily gestures of the entire community. The short-film had been directed by Pierfrancesco Li Donni, and represented the rebirth of Palermo after the death of Falcone and Borsellino; it also featured a piano player Giulia Tagliavia, who came on the stage after the showing and played a song ...
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