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    So we walked into the restaurant. We only had about 45 minutes before we had to meet up with the group. Got seated and they put down a bottle of water and some bread with olive oil for dipping. I didn't know until the bill came that we were already into them for 20 bucks before we ordered.

    I just wished they would have asked or made that known.
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    Not sure if that's an Italian thing or a European thing. Now that you mention it, I remember learning not to accept bottled water and bread ahead of the meal, but I don't remember where. They'll sneak it in on you, and sometimes you have to put your foot down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post


    Not sure if this is some sort of Italian phrase.



    That's amore!


    "When the moon's in your eye like a big pizza pie" ... LOL

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    I always thought Naples was the birthplace of "pizza."

    Does Sicily make a claim?



    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodandd...after-all.html

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    Some final pictures of Sicily. The soil was very fertile here.

    A lava flow that happened maybe 50 years ago. Although it looks black and fluffy, you couldn't walk on that without shoes or you would cut your feet. It can take 10 years after an eruption for the inner lava to completely cool.

    Drove by the place where the wedding scene from Godfather was filmed. It was up on top of a little mountain. You might recall this from the movie.
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    Sorrento


    Sorrento is known for their inlay work.


    Serving Limoncellos which is an extremely intense lemon liqueur made from local lemons. When life gives you lemons...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post
    Drove by the place where the wedding scene from Godfather was filmed. It was up on top of a little mountain. You might recall this from the movie.
    I presume you're referring to Michael's marriage to Apollonia in Godfather II. Cool. Well...until she blew up, that is.

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    I believe that is it. I confess, I haven't seen it.
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    Another interesting tidbit, the film was originally shot in Sicily proper but the mob didn't appreciate that, so the filming was moved to another locale nearby.
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