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What card game did my grandfather play on the voyage from Sicily to Ellis Island? Google is not giving me the detail I need. [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Feb 9, 2014 - 4 answers

Sicily for 5 days / 5 nights at the end of August. Where to stay?

My sister and I are going to Sicily at the end of August. We fly into and out of Palermo, arriving on a Saturday morning and leaving the following Thursday morning. Where should we stay? Looking for suggestions on both locations and accommodation. [more inside]
posted by MrChuckles on Jul 31, 2013 - 5 answers

Buon giorno signor! Do you speak English?

Palermo, here I come! Where do I go, other than the beach? [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Jan 26, 2012 - 9 answers

3 weeks in Sicily

We're going to Sicily in March, it's time to firm up our itinerary. We fly into Palermo and out of Catania. We plan on spending 3-4 days in Palermo, and then renting a car an setting out being in Catania 2 weeks later. We'd like to stay in two different areas for a week each, day trip to see the sights with a car, staying in an apartment or agriturismo if possible. Where should we head? Interests are history, food and wine. Okay I lie, mostly food and wine. We are two adults and two twin girls who are 11. Not that interested in beaches. Which areas/towns offer the best markets/winieries/classic ruins within an hour drive?
posted by Keith Talent on Jan 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Where in the southern Mediterranean should we go in mid-March?

Where in the southern Mediterranean should we go in mid-March? We're thinking of Sicily or Greece, but specific criteria inside the fold: [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Nov 18, 2011 - 14 answers

A day or two in Sicily? Worth the trouble of getting there?

Is a quick trip to Sicily worth it? I've got a ticket to fly to Rome 4-11 December, and am considering a quick trip to Sicily (max 3 days, min 1 day) via a low-cost air carrier. [more inside]
posted by purpleclover on Nov 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Easter in Sicily - where and when?

We are going to be in Sicily during the Easter week, and would be interested in experiencing some of the traditional Easter traditions, as pictured here and here. However, we don't know where to go at what time. Any relevant information and recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
posted by Hediot on Mar 25, 2009 - 1 answer

Da Palermo a Roma!

For vacation, I was thinking of starting in Palermo and making my way to Rome. I know next to nothing about this part of the world, so I don't know how good or bad of an idea this is. Any thoughts from those familiar with the area would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by verevi on Feb 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Screw Chevy Chase

I'm looking for underrated, obscure European vacation stops. [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Oct 1, 2008 - 33 answers

American Girl in Sicily

Touring Sicily this summer. Please help. :-) [more inside]
posted by GIRLesq on Jul 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Sicilia!

Spring break in Sicily. Where are some lesser known destinations that you found to be wonderful? [more inside]
posted by Kudos on Feb 26, 2008 - 13 answers

London to (Rome or Venice) to Sicily and back

I'm attending a meeting in Catania, on the east coast of Sicily, July 3-7, and taking my wife and 12-year-old son. We'd like to leave London June 28, spend four or five days in Rome or Venice, then return from Catania July 8 or 9, and not break the bank. I know there are lots of discount airlines in Europe, and we'd also consider train or bus within Italy, but right now I have too many variables and not enough equations. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Jun 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Is Sicily a good place to go scuba diving?

Is Sicily a good place to go scuba diving? One source says that the Mediterranean "has largely been fished out through over zealous spear fishing." [more inside]
posted by gentle on Aug 12, 2005 - 7 answers

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