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Viva Santa Rosalia! Palermo’s patron saint!

On Wednesday, we had the pleasure of being in town for the biggest summer festival in Palermo, that which celebrates their patron saint (and I’m told that Italians are very serious about their saints). Palermo’s saint is named Santa Rosalia who was born in 1130 AD and is the patron saint of Palermo and a…… Continue reading Viva Santa Rosalia! Palermo’s patron saint!

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Opera in a garden, Teatro Massimo

To culture ourselves a bit, we decided to partake in some fancy opera seeing in the summer home of Palermo’s music and plays, Teatro di Verdura (very far from the opulent Teatro Massimo theater, where performances occur the rest of the year) which was a well maintained garden and outdoor theater. It took some hassle…… Continue reading Opera in a garden, Teatro Massimo

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A pastry adventure among the Valley of the Temples

At first, X and I didn’t know how to spend our free Sunday, but we were quickly drawn to Agrigento via Lonely Planets (LP) description and online suggestions. Agrigento, on the southern coast of Sicily (we have seen A LOT of Sicily, but the south we had yet to explore, perfecto!) is known for its…… Continue reading A pastry adventure among the Valley of the Temples