Saturday, June 24, 2017

Mount Etna, Sicily Wine Tour: Fun & Games Until Police Stop

The first stop was the town of Milo which has the best white wines. We visited Barone di Villagrande. Reservations are not needed but are recommended.

Four Points Catania, Sicily: The Porn Suite

The hotel is far from the city center. After a day of visiting the center where I ate way too much and was overwhelmed by the crowds, I'd say that's a good thing. The hotel does offer a shuttle that has to be reserved which goes to and fro.

Syracuse, Sicily: An Exceptional Day of Food & Drink

I was inspired to go to Syracuse in southern Sicily because a photo of it kept popping up on my Vizio screensaver. In order to get there, we rented a car, specifically a Fiat...

Catania, Sicily: Eat Horse Meat, Cannolo, Arancino

Sunday, May 14th, there was a marathon in Catania. Saturday, May 13th, TPOL sprinted through all the local foods of the area. I started with a freshly prepared panini in a deli located off...

Palermo to Catania, Go by Train

27 euros for two will get you a decently comfortable train to Catania. The trip takes 2 hours and 48 minutes. I ended up in a seat with the only crying baby nearby which...

Scammed or Stupid? A Big Fine in Palermo

Before the annoying trolls come through with their predictable comments, realize that I am writing this to spare others from my trauma. After eating and drinking until 3AM in Palermo, I woke up late and...

Mercure Palermo Excelsior City: Should’ve Stayed At Ibis

After a nice stay at the Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli, I decided to sample a Mercure hotel, another brand in the Accor portfolio. The Mercure Palermo Excelsior City is a lovely hotel on the outskirts of Palermo's city center.

Party in Palermo: Your Guide to an Evening Out

In terms of livability, Palermo was my second favorite city on this trip after Milan. I have already written about the great food. Now, it's time to drink. Leaving Frida's pizzeria, I walked through the historic...

Palermo! Pizza, Wine, And Panini

I come to eat. Save the church tours. Save the city tours. And nobody cares about castles. All I want is wine and food. The first stop in my tour of Palermo was a...

Flying Alitalia Etihad Swiss to Palermo

The Etihad name was painted clearly on the side of the plane and the symbol was on the wing, as was the Swiss Airlines livery. ‎When I got on board, the flight attendants were...
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