19 Bella Tapas BYOB Restaurant

SICILY: A DARKLY ROMANTIC ISLAND

SICILY: A DARKLY ROMANTIC ISLAND

Stephen Bayley of the Independent says “With no regard for safety and scant respect for convention, let alone the law, an unlit Vespa carrying three people roared towards us up a dark Palermo alley. Since the big trials of the Eighties and Nineties, The Mafia, they say, has been emasculated and trivialised. However, certain pirate habits of mind persist in Sicily.

Everything here is more deeply etched than the mainland. The Baroque is more Baroque, the wines are stronger, the volcanoes more active, the people more charming, the dolci more sweet, the despair more profound, the food better.”

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