Tag Archives: Italy

The best pasta bolognese in the world…

…is made by me. It’s developed further from Peter Clemenza’s simple pasta sauce he made for his troops in The Godfather. I make it from scratch – no ready-made sauces are used. It’s as Italian as it gets. What you … Continue reading

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Sicily, part VIII

As I mentioned in the last post, we didn’t have much of our last, the seventh day. But on that morning, we visited a little sea-side town of Mazara del Vallo and then drove back to Tràpani, to the Vincenzo … Continue reading

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Sicily, part VII

First, I have to apologise to all devout fans that already for two weeks I haven’t posted photos of Sicily, because let’s be honest, I didn’t finish with the series yet. But I’ve had important work-related and social chores that … Continue reading

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Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

Sicily has both—guns and cannoli. We didn’t have much interaction with the former; well, carabinieri did stop us once near Corleone and these tough military policemen do have guns. But since we didn’t speak Italian and they didn’t comprehend English, … Continue reading

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Sicily, part VI

Like in most of Southern Europe, there isn’t much to do on a Sunday also in Sicily. People are mostly in church and there isn’t much activity on streets. Also, most of shops are closed at least most of the … Continue reading

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The volcano

In the previous post I promised to make two posts from our fourth day in Sicily since one of the elements on this day just simply deserved that. And really, we hadn’t been on top of a volcano before, especially … Continue reading

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Sicily, part V

I’m going to again make two posts of our fourth day, because one of the elements in that day deserves a separate chapter. But for now, a resort town of Taormina, then Acireale, a little village near Catania, and Catania … Continue reading

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Sometimes one gets a free downgrade from car rental

At this point I think it’s suitable to blog about an interesting experience that one can basically get in any country. I have rented a car from different rental companies quite a few times, and most of the times, I’ve … Continue reading

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Sicily, part IV

It was rather nice to wake up in a hotel just across the square from Cefalù cathedral. And it was even nicer to drink cappuccino on the roof terrace of the hotel and watch locals and tourists on the square … Continue reading

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Sicily, part III

In addition to Corleone, on our second day we visited Sicily’s capital Palermo, the town of Monreale 3 miles south of Palermo, where one of the greatest examples of Norman architecture in the world—the Monreale Cathedral—is, and after that we … Continue reading

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