Portopalo di Capo Passero
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A Day in the Life: Portopalo di Capopassero, Sicily
Overseas Adventure Travel’s Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions trip in Sicily takes you back in time through 3,000 years of history. Located at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, and many others have called this island home. You’ll experience Sicily’s myriad of cultures and sites including the Valley of the Temples which features eight Greek temples, built between 510 and 430 BC, and the medieval town of Erice. However, at OAT, travel is never simply a series of photo opportunities in front of historic buildings. When you venture into the Kasbah of Mazara, for example you’ll learn about the ancient intermingling of Sicilian and Arab cultures, but also explore this lively modern neighborhood, where Tunisians and Maghreb Arabs both live and work. Slip into A Day in the Life when you journey to Portopalo di Capopassero, a fishing town located on Sicily's southwestern tip. Here you’ll be immersed in the island’s most important industry: fishing. You’ll meet local fishermen, board their boats, and discuss the dwindling fish population and the controversial issue of illegal immigrants who are drawn to this work. Later, you’ll also gain further insight over a freshly prepared meal by a family who will welcome you into their home.
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