Afteroon is the time to be in Sciacca. The fishing boats return and the action starts in the harbour.
We will catch all of this after a granita at Bar Roma.
Aurelio Licata’s lemon granitas are famous and rightly so. It is the best we have had. Eaten in a brioche, the taste is sublime.

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He is impressed we are from Australia. His friend explains, in perfect English, that the programme La Dolce Vita, as well as a mention in Lonely Planet has made Aurelio famous. We must sign the visitors book, look at the family photos and take the obligatory photo with Aurelio.

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Along the street, the action is starting.
A little blue truck drives into one of the wholesalers in front of us with people following. So do we.
Under the Mickey Mouse sheet is a large tuna which must be weighed. 70kg. No wonder it takes two men to lift it!

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Everyone is very friendly and invite us in to see what they are doing and chat.

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Some play cards

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Meanwhile, on the wharf, the boats are returning.

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The work starts

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The minute the mooring lines are secure, fish are passed ashore

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The Ape’s (Italy’s fabulous three wheeled scooter trucks, pronounced Ah-pees) are being loaded.

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The locals say arrivederci.

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Eat:
Bar Roma
Lungomare Christofo Colombo
Sciacca
Ristorante Porta Palo
Recommended by Aurelio, this restaurant overlooks the harbour.
Via Largo San Palo,1
Sciacca
Tel:+39 0925 279824