Inspired By The Locals

The “Eleven O’clock Number ” of our Palermo market, street food, and cultural walking tour today was Pan ca meusa, the ancient city’s world renowned spleen sandwich, pictured. Normally, I don’t eat anything from a cow, but, when in Palermo, I follow the lead of the locals, and as a result, I am inspired by…

Feel Refreshed And Inspired By Travel In Sicily

Seeking joyful companions for our Myths & Mysteries of Sicily May 2018 tour! Won’t you join us? During Myths & Mysteries of Sicily, you’ll explore off-the-beaten path towns, interact with locals (like Vincenzo here, at Antica Focacceria San Francesco in Palermo), immerse yourself in Sicilian culture and ancient history, and explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites….

Step Beyond Yourself

The true joy of being a tour curator is knowing that your guests are challenging themselves to step beyond their normal ways. Here, Norman is enjoying his first of two pane ca’ meusa (veal spleen sandwiches) in Palermo. And he reported that he looks forward to future opportunities to eat this street food delicacy!

Palermo’s Hand-held Cuisine

This weekend in Palermo was the Panoramvs Street Food festival. Organized by Palermo’s civic government with support from the Milan Expo 2015, the Street Food Festival celebrated the city’s world-famous hand-held cuisine including pane cà meusa (veal spleen sandwich, pictured), panelle (chickpea flower fritters), cazzilli (potato fritters) arancine (rice balls), sfincioni (flatbread baked with tomato/anchiovies/caciocavallo…