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Mondello, Sicily

A small fishing village on the western part of the island

While in Palermo, we opted to take the bus for a day trip over to Mondello. Mondello is a small borough of the city of Palermo and its beach lies between two cliffs called Mount Gallo and Mount Pellegrino. It was originally a small fishing village situated on marshland, but has become more of a tourist destination over time.

We started off in the city by taking a hike through the trails at the Capo Gallo Reserve. There was a random guy in a car at the entrance to the reserve who requested one euro per person to enter and seemed to liberally enforced this.

Views of Mondello from the Piazza Mondello:
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Views from the reserve:
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After our leisurely hike, we ate lunch at a cute little restaurant in the piazza, called Trattorria da Pietro. The staff were wonderful and the food was AMAZING!
Trattoria da Pietro: https://trattoriadapiero.eu/en
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The best olive oil I have ever tasted was at the Tratorria da Pietro. One of the waiters suggested adding a bit of salt to the olive oil (I had never thought of this, seems so simple) and it was absolutely delicious for dipping bread!
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We really enjoyed our trip to Sicily. The Sicilians are very welcoming and hospitable and the food is some of the best I have had. It was so nice to see the sun for three consecutive days!

Just a note for reference, our trip to Sicily was right before Italy had its horrible outbreak of COVID-19.

On to the next adventure!

Posted by LCP 23:06 Archived in Italy Tagged fishing sicily palermo mondello Comments (0)

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