Yesterday, I took a side trip to Borgo Parrini, a tiny neighborhood of the town of Partinico, which you’ll find a few miles west of Palermo. Originally developed in the 16th century by the Jesuits (Parrini means priests.), the division of homes has been occupied over the centuries by various residents, mostly supporting agricultural activities of the surrounding landscape. After a time of dis-occupation, current residents have taken it upon themselves to renovate the buildings inside and out in the style of Gaudí, Barcelona, Spain’s renowned architect of Catalan modernism. The result is something inspirational and beautiful! This is a pleasant jaunt off of the autostrata where you’ll find a pizzeria, bar/cafè, and some adorable boutiques and artisanal workshops.