Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tomasi di Lampedusa Leopard Tours

We get a fair number of requests for walking tours of Palermo with a focus on the places mentioned in Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel The Leopard and the sites that inspired the author.

Some members of our staff recently took such a tour with one of the tour guides mentioned on our site, and it was exceptional, even eye-opening. A lunch was included based on the kind of aristocratic cuisine popular in Sicily circa 1860. That in itself was unusual because very few chefs have any idea of what that cuisine was.

This is really the kind of thing that brings history, and historical fiction, to life. Visit the site for more information on these personalized "Leopard tours."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's also a Tomasi di Lampedusa "Gattopardo" literary park someplace, isn't there? But I agree that a Leopard Literary Tour is a great idea. I see that BoS talks about such literary parks on the literature page. BTW, the site is great.