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I'll be off to Palermo in Sicily next month. I can't find any information of vegetarian restaurants. Does anyone know?

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    Posted by JohnnySensible at 08/18/07 23:16:09

    In Italy I buy fruit & salad ingredients in the market & cut them up - before in Italy I pretty much gave up on Italian restaurants. - take a look at the post by "Sal" - currently 2nd from the bottom.

    This is a vegan centre / resort in Sicily with a lot more going on -

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    Posted by earlgrey at 10/06/07 05:36:29

    I'm back from Sicily. As we stayed at an apartment, we bought fresh vegetables and cooked our meals.

    In the village called Balestrate, there's a casual restaurant "Piccola Palermo". It's not a vegetarian place but they serve several vegetarian dishes and they were very good. We paid less than 12 euros for 3 plates and drink.

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    Posted by JohnnySensible at 10/06/07 09:30:12

    Italy - a rough place for veg*ns!

    Here is the BBC in 2000 quoting Cardinal Giacomo Biffi the ex-Archbishop of Bologna (a place infamous for it's pig abuse). -

    "Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, 71, said that the modern Antichrist, identified in the Book of Revelation as a seven-headed beast, was most likely now disguised as a philanthropist supporting creeds like vegetarianism, animal rights or pacifism, or advocating dialogue with Orthodox or Anglican believers.

    But his true aim was to undermine the Catholic church, the Cardinal argued."

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    Posted by JohnnySensible at 10/06/07 09:44:02

    As recommended by "earlgrey" -

    Rosticceria "La Piccola Palermo", Via Paolino Gesugrande 22, Balestrate Village - Tel 0918787271.

    A "rosticceria" is the Italian equivalent of fast food, not US style burgers etc. , but "real" food. Only visit though if you trust your grasp of the Italian language!

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