Hello, everyone! Your Semi-Official guide and host, Don Tano is back with more interesting and informative — sometimes even controversial matters — that apparently concern tourists. You know, some people are afraid to come to our beautiful and ancient city because they have heard about the dread Mafia. In my discussions with tourists, some told me they're afraid to go … [Read more...] about Is Palermo a Safe Place to Visit?
Hey, today my good friend, baker Luigi Moscone, invited me, old Don Tano, to his bakery to talk to me about mentioning his delicious products on my Palermo blog. The bakery is just a little place, and considering how big (around the middle) Luigi is, I don’t see how he manages to work that wonderful antique oven without scorching his fabulous mustachios. But this … [Read more...] about What’s a Pezzo in Palermo?
Salve! Don Tano here. I’m your host and guide to my beloved country and especially my wonderful and unique City of Palermo. Today I’ve listed the best beaches close to Palermo. Today I’m gonna tell you about one of Palermo’s finest attractions. I just want to tell you that if you’re able to come to Sicily during the spring or summertime, be sure to pack your bathing suit … [Read more...] about The Most Beautiful Beaches in Palermo
If you see or hear the word Sfincione, I’m sure you’ll scratch your head and start digging into that little pocket dictionary. Don Tano here to solve your problem and you can leave the dictionary in your tote or whatever. One of the most common commodities you’re gonna find in Sicily is our famous street food. You might call sfincione a sort of pizza, but … [Read more...] about Sfincione, Sicilian Street Food
Don Tano, here again, today to satisfy the curiosity of the hundreds of fans who email me every week. One of the main tourist attractions in Palermo is the Vucciria Market, and that’s what everyone wants to know about. Well, many years ago it was just another outdoor market where locals could find vegetables, fruit, fish and meat, all at very competitive prices. Today … [Read more...] about Palermo’s Famous Marketplace, La Vucciria (Day and Night)