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Old Jun 23rd, 2007, 11:52 PM
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day out to corleone

We will be staying in Palermo next week and would like to visit Corleone using the local bus. Anybody got any advice re times and good places to see, eat and drink once we get there?
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Old Jun 24th, 2007, 02:03 AM
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Hi Adrian, go through the travel guide at filcoo.com. You will find some interesting stuff there.
 
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I recall a Travel & Leisure magazine article that appeared earlier this year about the author's brief visit to Corleone. You might want to check into it at your local library. As I remember it, the town wasn't impressive. The local cafe owner had coffee mugs for sale with Marlon Brando's picture emblazoned on them...
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Old Jun 24th, 2007, 06:43 AM
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Why?
There are better options from Palermo to visit--like Monreale, Segesta, Cefalu, Scopello.
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Old Jun 24th, 2007, 07:03 AM
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I agree with bobthenavigator that there are so many more interesting places to visit from Palermo -- and in Palermo and in the rest of Sicily.

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Thanks for the messages. I have been to sicily before and I agree about all the other places worth seeing. But why not Corleone as well . . . ?
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Old Jun 24th, 2007, 11:39 AM
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If you are going to be in Sicily in July I would also recommend Erice, 2400 feet up in the hills on the coast and so a little cooler...and medieval and lovely...
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Old Jun 24th, 2007, 01:58 PM
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Yo, Adrian, sorry I couldn't resist. I have always wanted to visit Corleone too, let us know what you find there. I read an article not too long ago about a woman who drove there for the day, she had an adventure.
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Old Jun 24th, 2007, 04:34 PM
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I agree with everyone else--there's really nothing to see in Corleone and I wouldn't make a special trip there. We were there several years ago only because we were in my grandparent's home town of Bisacquino just south of Corleone and needed to stay somewhere overnight. Corleone happened to be the closest town with a hotel. Just adjacent to the hotel was a restaurant called A'Giarra where I had a very good pizza, but then again it's pretty hard to find bad pizza in Sicily. I don't remember what my husband had, but remember that it was very good as well. If you're thinking that the Godfather was filmed here, you are wrong. It's actually a small town near Taormina whose name escapes me right now.
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Old Jun 24th, 2007, 04:48 PM
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Hi, We were in Corleone last week for a wine tasting,tour and lunch. It was fun and the food was very good. It is a family run vineyard called Principe Di Corleone, website-www.principedicorleone.it

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Old Jun 24th, 2007, 05:15 PM
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ilb3 -- that's very interesting! In my notes on Corleone I noted that we ordered a bottle of the local wine at dinner, the Principe di Corleone and we enjoyed it very much. The price was very reasonable also. Was your tour arranged from Palermo?
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Here are some photos of the locations in Sicily:
http://www.thegodfathertrilogy.com/g...ne_sicily.html
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Old Jul 3rd, 2007, 11:44 AM
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Hi Angela m,

We arrived in Corleone from Arigento, on our way to Palermo. It was a fun stop and they seem to have wines at several price points from 5 Euros to 45. We enjoyed those we tasted and purchased some of the reds to bring back.
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