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Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
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"Everything was great! Ni...
"Everything was great! Nice and clean apartment supplied with everything we needed.
Close to a beautiful beaches, restaurants, markets...
20 min from Palermo airport. Excellent place for exploring of beautiful Sicilia.
Maria was great and very helpful.
Grazie once again!
"Clean, fresh apartment, ...
"Clean, fresh apartment, close to everything, we have definitely enjoyed our stay here. Very responsive owner, everything went on smoothly. A comfortable option in Balestrate."
Balestrate is located between the cities of Palermo (40 km) and Trapani (50 km) and can be easily reached by train (the railway station is 100metrs from your house), by car (taking either the provincial road SS187 or the highway A29) and by boat (Balestrate has a big commercial harbour).follow directions for...,
History of Sicilan cuisine
The use of apricots, sugar, citrus, sweet melons, rice, saffron, raisins, nutmeg, clove, pepper, pine nuts, cinnamon (along with fried preparations) is a sign of Arab influences from the Arab domination of Sicily in the 10th and 11th centuries.
Normans and Hohenstaufen influences are also found, such as in the fondness for meat dishes, such as Bruscialoni. Later, the Spanish introduced numerous items from the New World, including cocoa, maize, peppers, turkey, and tomatoes and other produce. In Catania, on the east coast, initially settled by Greek colonists, fish, olives, broad beans, pistachio and fresh vegetables are preferred instead. Much of the island's cuisine encourages the use of fresh vegetables such as eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes, and fish such as tuna, sea bream, sea bass, cuttlefish, and swordfish. In Trapani in the extreme western corner of the island, North African influences are clear in the use of couscous.Local cuisine