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I adore Sicily as much as ever and am closer and closer to my dream to live by the sea!
Maybe in Trapani.
First day in Palermo a guy drove by on a Vespa and tried to steal my purse..... Judy 1 - Palermo 0
I think I scared the guy as I held on for dear life and when he realized I wasn't letting go fled before I pulled him off the scooter! My purse was saved; my body a little bruised; but what a beginning to a week in Sicily. I flew through the air and fell hard-- but that didn't stop us from having a fabulous first meal at Zia Pina's near the Vucceria! I avoided a big bruise on my hand and swelling by holding a large chilled Moretti beer in my hand for the whole meal!
Zia Pina is your Sicilian Mamma-- a MUST visit in Palermo, the closest thing to eating with family.
There is a plate at your table when you sit down, grab it and head to the large antipasti buffet and help yourself; you can see the fresh fish for the main course right there too. They can grill or fry whatever you see.
|zia pina--- at the cash register. Supervising the cooks|
|the antipasto table, not yet filled for lunch service|
Our antipasti plates-- lots of fabulous vegetables, breaded, baked, braised. Each had a distinct flavor and all were luscious.
|fritto misto di mare|
We had the our antipasti, a huge tray of mixed fried fish with wine and water.
Zia PinaVia Cassari, 69
Past the Vucceria Market- heading down to Port on the left before park.
I will be posting more on the highlights of the trip.
If you would like to join me on a Sicilian trip- write to me- I will do a custom program for 3 or more people. One week to 10 days.