B&B Alla Vucciria was a welcome refuge after arriving late into Palermo and without my luggage! Claudio, met me at the cab and walked me the half block to his door. Don't expect marble and pillars as you walk the 3 or 4 flights to his B&B. Do expect large, clean rooms, well decorated rooms; each it's own unique personality.
He took the time to give us a little history of Sicily as well as Palermo. He takes great pride in sharing his Sicilian culture and gave recommendations that really made our trip stimulating and fun! His breakfasts were yummy with warm croissants, wonderful fruits in season and some tasty surprises. You share your table with his other visitors and it truly feels like family.
The Vucciria marketplace is an adventure in Sicilian living that stays true to it's roots. Don't expect fancy kiosks, perfectly arranged products or merchants trying to charm you with their service and style. Do expect fresh foood with the very best of flavour, interesting shopping, but most of all a trip to 'another world'. Expect children running, scooters roaring (helmets are rarely worn), locals debating and the community living the 'dolce vita'. Don't be afraid to sit at one of the low key resturants with their plastic patio chairs (that do take siesta breaks) ... your taste buds will forever be grateful. What the marketplace lacks in lustre, it dishes up in cultural flare.
Although I had planned four days at Alla Vucciria, we ended up staying six. Claudio's caring, thoughtful charm made him the best host I had the pleasure to stay with in the 2 1/2 months I traveled.
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