Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Greenery at Villa Trabia

A few of us attended the Addio Pizzo fair at Palermo's Villa Trabia on Sunday. Best of Sicily supports this anti-Mafia group, which has been a positive force in bringing organised crime under control. (Editorially, we don't feel the need to go out of our way to draw readers' attention to that at every opportunity, but it is mentioned on the page About Us. Recently, somebody on a travel forum mistakenly inferred that we might not have a position regarding the pizzo. We certainly do!)

The villa's gardens used to be much larger. Parts of the land where the English Garden (Giardino Inglese) and the nearby Catholic school are located used to be part of the estate formerly owned by the Lanza family. Wandering around the grounds, I ended up in a lush corner I had never visited before. I couldn't resist the temptation to photograph this delightful little piece of isolated greenery in the middle of a city having far too much concrete.

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