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Giro of Sicily by Enzo - Prologue: Palermo.

Arrival in Palermo on overnight train from Roma 

My first day in Sicilia started out with an overnight train trip from Rome – a great bargain at 60€, sharing a triple sleeper. 

My roommates were a couple of nice, young fellows who seemed to be impressed for my plans to cycle around Sicilia for 2 weeks. Or, maybe they were just humouring me :)

The early-morning ferry crossing to Messina was invigorating as I had my hot brioche and espresso on the top deck at sunrise. 

It was such a beautiful sunny day in Palermo, and I walked a couple of km to my B&B – B&B Dietro il Politeama. I was greeted warmly there by the owner, Alessandro. He was like a personal tour guide, and provided many suggestions for sites to visit and food to eat.

Spent the rest of the day wandering through downtown Palermo in the warm Sicilian spring sun – could not ask for a better way to start my little Giro. 

At Alessandro’s recommendation, dinner was at a small family-run restaurant – Trattoria Altri Tempi.

The Politeama, Palermo