PALERMO: Piazza Marina 📚

We love flea markets 😍 and we already wrote about Turin’s in another post, but now we are exploring Palermo 🗺️ so we must write about the flea market of piazza Marina.✒️ 🌳🍃

On Sunday morning a lot of different vendors set up stalls filling them with vintage items,

vintage cameras 🎥 📷, vinyls, books and comics 📚📖 ( there I found a lot of beautiful Dylan Dog 😊) and other memorabilia of other times ⏳.

So why not to take a walk next Sunday, among old radios and books? There are also a lot of locals where to taste Sicilian food 😋 such as Pane e Panelle 😍 (Bread  with chickpeas fritters🍞 very delicious).
Let us know your vintage purchases (and your lunch) posting your stories or photos with #TravelRelation ✈️ tag, tell us your travel stories 😊
@mjooolka 

#Fleamarket #Palermo

 #Lppathfinders

We love flea markets 😍 and we already wrote about Turin's in another post, but now we are exploring Palermo 🗺️ so we must write about the flea market of piazza Marina.✒️ 🌳🍃 On Sunday morning a lot of different vendors set up stalls filling them with vintage items, vintage cameras 🎥 📷, vinyls, books and comics 📚📖 ( there I found a lot of beautiful Dylan Dog 😊) and other memorabilia of other times ⏳. So why not to take a walk next Sunday, among old radios and books? There are also a lot of locals where to taste Sicilian food 😋 such as Pane e Panelle 😍 (Bread  with chickpeas fritters🍞 very delicious). Let us know your vintage purchases (and your lunch) posting your stories or photos with #TravelRelation ✈️ tag, tell us your travel stories 😊 @mjooolka #Fleamarket #Palermo #Lppathfinders

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PALERMO: Al-Azīz, la Stupenda

“Al-Azīz” means “the gorgeous” or “the splendid” and we think this is the only name that can fit for this beautiful Sicilian castle that stand in the middle of an Islamic garden called Jannat al-ard (that means paradise on the Earth 🍃) rich in fountains, citrus and olive trees 🌳 and flowers 🏵️🌸 that once was the hunting resort of the Sicilian Norman kings dynasty 👑. Inside the castle, an ingenious network of channels designed by Arab-Norman engineers allows fresh air 💨 to keep rooms and hall cool ❄️ (that’s essential for surviving Sicilian summer 😹🌡️) And owh, the castle became in 2015 one of the nine UNESCO world heritage site of Arab-Norman culture in Palermo Cefalù and Monreale so, what are you waiting for?! take your camera and go explore them all! 📷🗺️ Share your photos and stories with us with #Travelrelation ✈️

@mjooolka
#Castle #Palermo
#Lppathfinders

"Al-Azīz" means "the gorgeous" or "the splendid" and we think this is the only name that can fit for this beautiful Sicilian castle that stand in the middle of an Islamic garden called Jannat al-ard (that means paradise on the Earth 🍃) rich in fountains, citrus and olive trees 🌳 and flowers 🏵️🌸 that once was the hunting resort of the Sicilian Norman kings dynasty 👑. Inside the castle, an ingenious network of channels designed by Arab-Norman engineers allows fresh air 💨 to keep rooms and hall cool ❄️ (that's essential for surviving Sicilian summer 😹🌡️) And owh, the castle became in 2015 one of the nine UNESCO world heritage site of Arab-Norman culture in Palermo Cefalù and Monreale so, what are you waiting for?! take your camera and go explore them all! 📷🗺️ Share your photos and stories with us with #Travelrelation ✈️ @mjooolka #Castle #Palermo #Lppathfinders

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PALERMO: Teatro Massimo ( We’re back!🔥🔥 )

“Need Palermo such a big theater?” Said once king Umberto I of Italy. And maybe the right answer is also “Yess!”! 😋

Teatro Massimo is the third biggest lyrical theater in Europe and was built by the most important Sicilian architect family, the the construction started under the supervision of the father Giovan Battista Filippo Basile and complete by his son, the famous art Nouveau architect Ernesto Basile. Outside, the shape of this gianormous opera house reminds an ancient Greek temple because of its neoclassical style, inside the Imperial golden and red interiors leave the visitors in love 😻

So, if you planned to visit Palermo you must visit the theater, and why not spend an afternoon at the opera listening to lyrical music or an opera ? 🎭🎭

Have you ever been there, post your photos with #TravelRelation ✈️ we are really excited about knowing your experience 🐈
@Mjooolka

#Theater #Palermo 

#Lppathfinders

"Need Palermo such a big theater?" Said once king Umberto I of Italy. And maybe the right answer is also "Yess!"! 😋 Teatro Massimo is the third biggest lyrical theater in Europe and was built by the most important Sicilian architect family, the the construction started under the supervision of the father Giovan Battista Filippo Basile and complete by his son, the famous art Nouveau architect Ernesto Basile. Outside, the shape of this gianormous opera house reminds an ancient Greek temple because of its neoclassical style, inside the Imperial golden and red interiors leave the visitors in love 😻 So, if you planned to visit Palermo you must visit the theater, and why not spend an afternoon at the opera listening to lyrical music or an opera ? 🎭🎭 Have you ever been there, post your photos with #TravelRelation ✈️ we are really excited about knowing your experience 🐈 @Mjooolka #Theater #Palermo  #Lppathfinders Owh, aaand, We're back!! 🔥🔥

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TURIN: Just a break

Sometimes the only thing you need is a break (to study for your exams). ⏸️
So, we will return soon with freshly ideas, new places 🗺️ and much more creativity. 🎨
#Summer is coming adventurers, where do you wanna bring your #Travelmate next time ? 🌍

@mjooolka
#Break
#Park #Turin
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#Lppathfinders

CORNWALL: The Eden Project

We already talked about #urbangarden 🌿 but this is a really special one. Actually it doesn’t fit well in that name because it’s a real indoor rainforest.
Actually #Edenproject (Edenva in Cornish) is the largest indoor rainforest 🌳 of the whole word🌎 wich grows inside two huge biospheres.
There are more than 100000 plants from all-over the planet inside the steel&plastic domes 🌱
This is absolutely amazing ! 😃

Thanks to @annaerikarusso 🖖 for having made us discover this paradise and for her photos and tips about what to visit in Cornwall! 🏰
Don’t forget to check the blog article to see more photos and to share your content with the hashtag #Travelrelation ! ✈️
Let’s create an amazing travel #community !☄️ #Rainforest #Cornwall

#Lppathfinders

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We already talked about #urbangarden 🌿 but this is a really special one. Actually it doesn't fit well in that name because it's a real indoor rainforest. Actually #Edenproject (Edenva in Cornish) is the largest indoor rainforest 🌳 of the whole word🌎 which grows inside two huge biospheres. There are more than 100000 plants from all-over the planet inside the steel&plastic domes 🌱 this is absolutely amazing ! 😃 Thanks to @annaerikarusso 🖖 for having made us discover this paradise and for her photos and tips about what to visit in Cornwall! 🏰 Don't forget to check the blog article to see more photos and to share your content with the hashtag #Travelrelation ! ✈️ Let's create an amazing travel #community !☄️ #Rainforest #Cornwall #Lppathfinders

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GÖTEBORG: The Archipelago

#tbt
Today’s gloomy sky reminds me the whether of Gothenburg archipelago. ☁️☁️
It isn’t certainly the best whether to hike or for a swim, but I’m sure you can still enjoy it!
The archipelago is made up of twenty islands 🏝️ divided in the northern and the southern part. The amazing thing of the southern archipelago is that it’s completely car free so anyone can enjoy, after a short ferry ⛴️ trip, the pleasant clean sea air 🌬️. It is also famous because it was the location of Holmgång (a Viking medieval duel know as way to solve disputes) in some Nordic sagas. 🗡️🛡️ And you, have you ever explored some of these beautiful 20 island? Let us know posting your photos using the hashtag #Travelrelation ✈️ @mjooolka
#Archipelago #Gothenbourg
#Lppathfinders

#tbt Today's gloomy sky reminds me the whether of Gothenburg archipelago. ☁️☁️ It isn't certainly the best whether to hike or for a swim, but I'm sure you can still enjoy it! The archipelago is made up of twenty islands 🏝️ divided in the northern and the southern part. The amazing thing of the southern archipelago is that it's completely car free so anyone can enjoy, after a short ferry ⛴️ trip, the pleasant clean sea air 🌬️. It is also famous because it was the location of Holmgång(a Viking medieval duel know as way to solve disputes) in some Nordic sagas. 🗡️🛡️ And you, have you ever explored some of these beautiful 20 island? Let us know posting your photos using the hashtag #Travelrelation ✈️ @mjooolka #Archipelago #Gothenbourg #Lppathfinders

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PALERMO: Oratorio di Santa Cita

There are too many things to talk about Palermo (and many of them are about historical churches) but today I chose the Oratorio di Santa Cita. ⛪
This amazing white polished oratory is one of the best work of the Sicilian Baroque sculptor Giacomo Serpotta, that sculpted with stucco the stories concerning the Mysteries of the Rosary, surrounded by happy and playful Angels.
The really amazing thing is the complex bas-relief in the central wall that represents the naval battle of Lepanto⛵ made with white polished stucco.
Do you ever been in here ?
If no, what are you waiting for !?! 🙈
Just go! 💼

@mjooolka

#Church #Palermo

#Travelrelation ✈️

#Lppathfinders

TURIN: Flea Markets

Sunday morning is made for flea markets shopping. There are a lot of flea markets in the cities, and all of them are great spots to do a lot of beautiful photographs 📸, buy some old books 📚, great vinyls 💿 or beautiful vintage trinkets!
Here in Turin the most famous is the “Balon”, the historical flea market of Porta Palazzo that, every second Sunday of the month, from 7 am to 7 pm, is expanding to give space to a lot of other stands full of amazing vintage stuff!🌟 Do you know some amazing flea market in your city ? 🏙️
Share it with our community with #Travelrelation ✈️ hashtag and let’s create our amazing travel community !

@mjooolka
#fleamarket #Turin
#Lppathfinders

GENOA: SLOW FISH 2017

“Do yo ever taste a wine that pops your tongue and shines​your pupil ?” So, #SlowFish2017 has been over for a day and we already miss all those wines 🥂 and craft beers 🍺. 😟
🐟🎏🐟
Ps: I wrote something about this in the blog, go check it out! ✍️
@mjooolka
#Wine #Genoa
#Travelrelation ✈️
#Lppathfinders

Slow Fish, our tiny odyssey among world’s seas

(Right below the Italian text)

Genoa’s Porto Antico, 18-21 May:

When I reflect on the meaning of Slow Fish, I usually think of the lyrics of De André Talking, it is a short reflection called “Idioma”, about languages, used to introduce a Song Called “ ‘A Pittima” (from the Album Creuza de mä), entirely sung in the Genoa’s dialect.

“[…] It is well known that losing the language, the people, as well as losing their culture probably lost also a bit of dignity.”

As for the language, for the peoples of the sea, sailors whose cuisine smell of salty water, lose their gastronomic culture with their scents, and the flavors of freshly caught fish corresponds to the loss of identity and dignity, so the songwriter continues with:

“[…] Defending ethnic culture also means defending ethnic cultures […]”

And in this odyssey from the seas of the world that is Slow Fish 2017, which motto is “We are the Net”: producers, fishermen, cooks, educators, researchers will meet, sharing, through events, knowledge of the importance of Fish consumption on health and the effects of fishing on marine ecosystems through simple and pleasing languages: for example by telling these concept and issues to the visitors through the typical dishes of the gastronomic tradition, prepared using fish on which the solid bases of Mediterranean cuisine and all the Other people of the sea.

Among the events that will take place among the stands at Porto Antico in Genoa, the ones we surely prefer are the foodie events held by the various exhibitors who, through taste labs, expect, in addition to the tasting of typical regional products Including the choice of taste and territory, the fish chain and the importance of the presence of fish in the diet, offering guests tastings.In the stands of the Slow Food house, there are a series of workshops where cooks from the Slow Food alliance will demonstrate the art of preparing some of their dishes.

Among the events that will take place among the stands at Porto Antico in Genoa, those who surely like the most are those foodie events, held by the various exhibitors who, through taste labs, provide, besides the tasting of typical regional products also lessons about the territory, the fish chain and the importance of the presence of fish in the diet.In the Slow Food house stand, there are a series of workshops where cooks from the Slow Food alliance will demonstrate the art of preparing some of their dishes.

Wandering around the port, then, it is not difficult to find yourself in front of one of the many artisan brewery from all over Italy (just as it is not so easy to resist the temptation to try them all). Wine also plays its role in this event: in addition to the exhibitors who bring the wine from their region, the “sails” of Bigo, on Piazza delle Feste, can be found in the Enoteca Slow Wine, rich in bottles coming from all over Italy.

SMALL FINAL CONSIDERATIONS:
For those who like to discover the gastronomic cultures of the various countries / regions of Italy, Slow Fish is the suitable event: this small odyssey undertaken among the world’s seas is the best way to learn about the complexities, flavors and aromas of These cultures in a pleasant mix of food and education (well accompanied by scented craft beer).

It’s worth listening to De André’s Talking. Here it is!
(Despite in Italian)

Have a nice stay,
and a nice plate of fried fish!


Porto Antico di Genova, 18-21 Maggio:
Quando rifletto sul significato di Slow Fish non posso che pensare a dei versi di un Talking di De André, una riflessione chiamata Idioma, raccontata per introdurre ai concerti la canzone ” ‘A Pittima”, una delle perle di Creuza de mä, album interamente cantato in genovese:

“[…]E si sa benissimo che perdendo la lingua, un popolo, oltre che perdere la propria coltura perde anche probabilmente un po’ di dignità.”

Così come per la lingua,  per i popoli del mare, navigatori la cui cucina profuma di mare, smarrire una cultura, quella gastronomica della tradizione coi suoi profumi, ed i sapori del pesce fresco appena pescato, corrisponde alla perdità di identità, di dignità, quindi  il cantante continua con:

“[…]Difendere la cultura etnica vuol dire difendere anche al plurale le culture etniche. […]”

Ed in questa odissea tra i mari del mondo che Slow Fish 2017 rappresenta, il quale motto è “La rete siamo noi”, produttori, pescatori, cuochi, educatori, ricercatori si incontreranno, condividendo, attraverso eventi, le conoscenze sull’importanza effetti del consumo del pesce sulla salute e sugli effetti della pesca sugli ecosistemi marini attraverso dei linguaggi semplici e piacevoli, ad esempio raccontandoli ai visitatori attraverso i piatti tipici della tradizione gastronomica, cucinando i pesci sui quali sono sorte le solide base della cucina mediterranea e di tutti gli altri popoli di mare.

Tra gli eventi che si terranno tra gli stands sparsi per il Porto Antico di Genova, quelli che sicuramente ci fanno gola (letteralmente) ci sono quelli mangerecci, tenuti dai vari espositori che, attraverso laboratori del gusto, prevedono, oltre all’assaggio di prodotti tipici regionali anche delle lezioni sul gusto ed il territorio, sulla filiera ittica e sull’importanza della presenza di pesce nella dieta.
Negli stands della casa Slow Food, invece si tengono una serie di Workshop, in cui, ai fornelli, i cuochi dell’alleanza Slow Food, dimostreranno l’arte della preparzione di alcune loro pietanze.

Girovagando per il porto, poi, non è difficile ritrovarsi di fronte ad uno degli stand dei tanti birrifici artigianali provenienti da tutt’Italia (così come non è altrettanto semplice resistere alla tentazione di provarle tutte quante). Anche il vino, in questa manifestazione, gioca il suo ruolo: oltre agli espositori che offrono quello proveniente dalla propria regione, sotto le “vele” del Bigo, in Piazza delle Feste, è possibile trovare l’Enoteca Slow Wine, ricca di bottiglie fregiate della chioccioline provenienti da tutt’Italia.

PICCOLE CONSIDERAZIONI FINALI:
Per chi ama scoprire le culture gastronomiche dei vari paesi/regioni d’Italia, Slow Fish è la manifestazione adatta: questa nostra piccola odissea intrapresa fra i mari del mondo è il modo migliore per imparare a conoscere le complessità, i sapori ed i aromi di queste culture in un piacevole connubio di cibo ed educazione (ben accompagnato da birre artigianali profumate).

Che piaccia o meno l’autore, vale la pena concedersi il gusto di ascoltare il Talking di De André. Eccovelo qui!

Have a nice stay,
ed un piacevole piatto di frittura di pesce!