Palermo – Day 3 – Part 8 – The End of A Very Full Day

We took our time exploring the Oratorio del Santissimo Rosario in Santa Cita.  We were the only two people in the place, and so, we were able to spend as much time as we wanted, taking in the ornate stucco decorations.

At the far end of the oratory, there is another room, a sort of ante-oratory, in which portraits of the superiors of the place are exhibited.

Leaving the oratory, we headed for the waterfront, to take a stroll along the harbor.

The mural of Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, who were both murdered by the Mafia in separate bombings in 1992, is the work of the Sicilian street artists, Maurizio Giulio ‘Rosk’ Gebbia and Mirko ‘Loste’ Cavalletto.

The Porta Felice was built between the years 1582 and 1637.  It welcomed those arriving to Palermo from the port area.

We returned to A’Cuncuma Restaurant for dinner.  We ordered the tasting menu, which I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys trying new things.  The food was delicious!  Each plate was better than the one before.

For me, the highlight of the menu was the pasta with anchovies, a typical Sicilian dish, but creatively presented in this restaurant.  I am not a person who jumps at the chance to eat anchovies, even though I have grown to be able to tolerate them, as I have gotten older.  But, that said, I could not get enough of this particular plate.  The fresh anchovies work perfectly with the pasta, raisins, and breadcrumbs, each ingredient coming together to form a symphony in your mouth.  I loved it!


Next up: We visit the remains of the palace known as La Cuba, and much more, as we begin our fourth day in Palermo!


Note: This blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations that may appear.  If you have enjoyed this post, please, check out our archives for more posts from Palermo, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!


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