Sicily 2017

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PIAZZA SINATRA

Agrigento , Sicilia

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“I’m up in The BELL TOWER of The CATHEDRAL of AGRIGENTO

SICILY

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TEMPLE of HERA

Agrigento , SICILIA

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Temple of Concordia

500 BC

Agrigento

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The CATHEDRAL of PALERMO

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PALAZZO NORMANNI

Palermo

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Antica Focacceria S. Franceso

Palermo , Sicily

Home of Pane Milza

aka Vastedda

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ARANCINI & PANE MILZA at ANTICA FOCACCERIA S. FRANCESCO

PALERMO , SICILY

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AQUA MELONE

Antica Mercato Siracusa

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View Out My Balcony Of PIAZZA del DUOMO

The CATHEDRAL & ELEFANTE

Europa Centrale Hotel

CATANIA

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SAL & ANTONIO

Catania

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GELATO di ZUPPA INGLESE

PIAZZA del DUOMO

TAORMINA

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Swimming in The MEDITERRANEAN SEA at CEFALU

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Me At The TEATRO GRECO

SIRACUS , SICILIA

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CATHEDRAL of SIRACUSA

Isla Ortigia

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CATHEDRAL di SIRACUSA

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ANTIPASTO MISTA

La TAVERNETTA

ORTIGIA , SIRACUSA

Caponata, Roast Peppers, Local Fish

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Spaghetti Pesce Spada

La TAVERNETTA TRATTORIA

ORTIGIA

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CASATA

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A Glass of MARSALA After Dinner at La TAVERNETTA

ORTIGIA , SIRACUSA

SICILIA

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View From My BALCONY

Domus Mariae Hotel

ORTIGIA

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DOMUS MARIAE 

My Hotel in ORTIGIA

SIRACUSA

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View to the right out my Balcony , Domus Maraie Hotel , ORTIGA SIRACUSA 

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My Hat & GRANITA

La BAR

ORTIGIA , SICILY

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GRANDMA BELLINO’S ITALIAN COOKBOOK

RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA

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ARANCINI in SICILY

Recipe in GRANDMA BELLINO’S ITALIAN COOKBOOK

Recipes From My SICILIAN NONNA

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Temple of Concordia

Agrigento, Sicily

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INSALATA SICILIANA

at a Little Trattoria in ORTIGIA , SIRACUSA

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SPAGHETTI con COZZE

ORTIGIA

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Old FIAT 500

On Streets of AGRIGENTO

BEST MEAL of The TRIP

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PASTA al FORNO

PALUMBO

 AGRIGENTO , SICILIA

Recipe in GRANMA BELLINO’S ITALIAN COOKBOOK

Recipes From My SICILIAN NONNA

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This was The BEST DISH on The WHOLE TRIP

POLLO ARROSTO con PATATE e CIPOLLA

at ROSTICCERIA PALUMBO

AGRIGENTO

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LEMON GRANITA

AGRIGENTO

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ANTIPASTO MISTA

CAPONATA , STUFFED EGGPLANT, MELANZANE PARMIGIANO

ZUCCHINI , e CIPOLLA

TRATTORIA U FUCULARA

CANTANIA

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SUNDAY SAUCE

by DANIEL BELLINO “Z”

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Bussiatta con Gamberi Bronte e Pistachio

Cantania

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Insalta di Polpo

Trattoria on ORTIGIA , SIRACUSA

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GAMBERONI GRATINATA

ORTIGIA

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A Church in SICILY

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VIEW From VILLA DAFNE,  ALIA

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Great Pool with an AMAZING VIEW

VILLA DAFNE , Alia , Sicilia

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View Out My Room

VILLA DAFNE

ALIA, SICILY near ROCCAPALUMBA & LERCARA FRIDDI

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The DUOMO , LERCARA FRIDDI

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DUOMO

Lercara Friddi

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Nonno Bellino

My Grandfather FILLIPO BELLINO

Born in LERCARA FRIDDI , SICILIA

about 18812

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MARIA SALEMI

Maybe a Long Lost Relative

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Old House in LERCARA FRIDDI , SICILY

Maybe My Grandparents lived in one like this ?

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Francesco His Nonno & Me at their caffe, CAFFE GLAMOUR

Lercara Friddi

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“BIG GUY” having un Caffe at CAFFE GLAMOUR , Lercara Friddi SICILY

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Me and The GIRLS at The Municipal Hall , LERCARA FRIDDI

SICILIA

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DUOMO

LERCARA FRIDDI

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Un CANNOLO in a Pasticceria LERCARA FRIDDI , SICILY

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Piazza Romano , Lercara Friddi

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EGGPLANT PARMIGIANO

TOMATOES & EGGPLANTS

CAPONATA Too !!!

RECIPES in GRANDMA BELLINO’S COOKBOOK

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Oranges for my Fresh OK at FOCACCERIA S. FRANCESCO

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TIMBALLO di ANELLETTI SICILIANA

Bar Santoro , PALERMO

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Church in Agrigento

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Church in Agrigento

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Via Maqueda , Palermo

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CAPONATA

TRATTORIA CARTARI , Palermo

CAPONATA Recipe in GRANDMA BELLINO’S ITALIAN COOKBOOK

Recipes From My Sicilian Nonna

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RECIPES from MY SICILIAN NONNA

AMAZON.com

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Me & Fillipo of TRATTORIA CARTARI , Palermo

Drinking Insolia BDP

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Spaghetti con Broccoli

CARTARI

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Drinking FRAPPATO with DINNER

Trattoria Cartari

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Cucuzza Pepperoni Melanzane Zucchini e Pomodoro

RECIPES : PASTA GAGOOTZ , CAPONATA , e MELANZANE PARMIGIANO

RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA

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CAVALOFIORE

RECIPE For PASTA with CAULIFLOWER

GRANDMA BELLINO’S COOKBOOK

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MELANZANE PARMIGIANO

aka

EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA

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Cathedral

CEFALU

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A PANINO to Bring to The BEACH in CEFALU

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Where I Swam in CEFALU

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After a Swim in The Mediterranean CEFALU

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La ROCCA , Cefalu

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Me & My APEROL SPRITZ ata Cool Bar in PALERMO

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Espresso & Bomboloni Antica Caffe Maria , Mercato Ballaro , Palermo , Italy

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My Hat an ARANCINI (wrapped To Go) and My Sicilian Vacation Journal

at a Caffe by The Bus & Train Station Catania

This was when I got off Bus from SIRACUSA and was waiting for Bus to Palermo

a BUS LAYOVER in SICILY

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Me at The CATHEDRAL in CEFALU

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Trattoria La Tavernetta , Lercara Friddi

Had Lunch Here

mrnewyorkny_grandma

The RAGU BOLOGNESE COOKBOOK

SECRET RECIPE

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The VUCCIRIA

by Renato Gattuso

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ANTICA FOCACCERIA S. FRANCESCO

Palermo , SICILY

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Oratorio di Santa Cita

by Giacomo Serpotta

PALERMO

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“SLEEPING”

Chapel Santa Cita

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Look for My New Book

COMING SOON

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Trattoria Trapani

PALERMO

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GRILLED CALAMARI

TRATTORIA TRAPANI

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GRIGILIA MISTA di MARE

CALAMARI & SWORDFISH

TRATTORIA TRAPANI

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Spaghetti con Cozze

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Spaghetti Vongole

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BOLITO di POLPO

MERCATO BALERO

PALERMO, SICILY

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“MANGIA la POLPO” !!

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Grandma Bellino’s Italian Cookbook

RECIPES From My Sicilian Grandmother

Giuseppina Salemi Bellino

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Oratorio del Rosario Santa Cita

Palermo

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Oratoria Santa Cita

The Battle of Lepanto (7 October 1571). A fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of European Catholic maritime states arranged by Pope Pius V, inflicted a major defeat on the fleet of the Ottoman Empire in the Gulf of Patras. In the history of naval warfare, Lepanto marks the last major engagement in the Western world to be fought entirely or almost entirely between rowing vessels, the galleys and Galeasses which were still the direct descendants of the ancient trireme warships. The battle was in essence an “infantry battle on floating platforms”. It was the largest naval battle in Western history since classical antiquity, involving more than 400 warships. The victory of the Holy League is of great importance in the history of Europe and of the Ottoman Empire, marking the turning-point of Ottoman military expansion into the Mediterranean. It was also of great symbolic importance in a period when Europe was torn by its own wars of religion following the Protestant Reformation, strengthening the position of Philip II of Spain as the “Most Catholic King” and defender of Christendom against Muslim incursion.

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The Church of SANTA LUCIA

PIAZZA del DUOMO

SIRACUSA

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Villa Casale

Sicily

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Temple of Hera

Agrigento

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PASTA con SARDE

TIMBALLO di MELANZANE

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