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    • Riserva dell ZingaroSan Vito Lo Capo
      Pro 2014
      Rich Carriero recommended Riserva dell Zingaro
      5
      Nearby Scopello gathers more tourists as it figures more prominently in the guidebooks, however, the Zingaro Preserve features some of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in Sicily. You can get ... read more
      from beach to beach by walking a razor thin pathway along the ridge above the water. Each beach is generally nestled in cove created by the black, rocky cliffs. In June the water is absolutely clear and quite warm. Schools of tiny fish will literally pool about your ankles. Be careful, they like to take little nibbles (they don't really hurt and they never draw blood).
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      Rich Carriero

      About 30 miles away, Zingaro has several secluded coves with gorgeous beaches.

    • The Catacombs at the Convento dei CappucciniConvento dei Cappuccini, Palermo 90129 Italy
      Pro 2014
      Rich Carriero recommended The Catacombs at the Convento dei Cappuccini
      3
      Visiting the catacombs was unsettling in the extreme. Don't expect the grottos of bones beneath Paris. Instead picture row upon row of dead people in their Sunday best with skin dried like leather and ... read more
      hanging off in place.
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      Rich Carriero

      Exceptionally creepy.

    • SantandreaPiazza Sant'Andrea, 4, Palermo, Italy
      Pro 2014
      Rich Carriero recommended Santandrea
      5
      I had dinner here on my second night in Palermo. Unfortunately my wife wasn't feeling well so I went alone but I still had a wonderful experience. The restaurant is located in a small piazza and in ... read more
      summer has ample outdoor seating. I order tuna steak crusted with sea salt and they served it both warm and wonderfully rare. All in all, dinner in a place like Santandrea is what makes Palermo so memorable.
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      Rich Carriero

      Amazing tuna steaks, located in a quiet courtyard.

    • Hotel del CentroVia Roma 72, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
      Pro 2014
      Rich Carriero recommended Hotel del Centro
      4
      Hotel del Centro is located in a fashionable neighborhood of downtown Palermo. Via Roma is dotted with fashion boutiques and upscale cafes. We were also in easy walking distance of the Quattro Canti ... read more
      and the waterfront. Parking was difficult and driving in Palermo something of a nightmare but we did put out rental car in a local garage for the duration of our stay and it was not the worse for wear. Our suite was oddly designed with a lower level on which there was the bathroom and dressers. The bedroom is located in a loft, which is reached by a wrought iron spiral staircase. Our room was painted a pale peach color and in the afternoon enjoyed good shade provided by handsome white curtains. After flying from Istanbul and connecting in Rome my wife and I were very fatigued so I'm happy to report that the beds are exceedingly comfortable. Breakfast at Hotel del Centro is a continental affair of meats, cheeses, fruit and croissants. The bar will fix you as many cappucinos or espressos as you want, which is a real plus. I think the biggest downside of our stay was that we had to pay for internet access and the signal was really only available in the common areas. For the price of our room, however, that's only a minor complaint.
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      Rich Carriero

      Extremely convenient location with stylish rooms and access to a local car park.

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