Brandon Thomas Lee’s Guide to Palermo

Brandon Thomas Lee’s Guide to Palermo

Lucky enough to work in an industry where one can simultaneously work & play, actor and model Brandon Thomas Lee travels with Dolce & Gabbana to Sicily’s capital, Palermo, in Italy. Here, he takes VMAN through his three favorite spots.

Lucky enough to work in an industry where one can simultaneously work & play, actor and model Brandon Thomas Lee travels with Dolce & Gabbana to Sicily’s capital, Palermo, in Italy. Here, he takes VMAN through his three favorite spots.

Home Away From Home: Grand Hotel Villa Igiea by Sofitel

"One of the best places to wake up in the world. I could walk from my room and jump off the 25-foot cliff into the ocean, swim with sea turtles and then rinse off in the pool. Great escape from the recent gloomy LA weather."

Pig Out Palermo Style: Lo Scudiero

"Have you truly visited anywhere if you haven’t dined with the locals? We asked for a few recommendations on where to eat our last night in Palermo—all roads lead to Lo Scudiero. Hours passed before the time arrived to have our last Palermo supper and we all single-handedly had forgotten the name of this restaurant. Not to worry, our driver somehow knew that this was the only place that our reservation would be. That alone only elevated expectations. Not to be disappointed, a cart with the “catch of the day” arrived at the head of the table, orders were placed and the freshest, most delicious food was in front of us within minutes. We were the first to be sat in the beginning of the night and by 10:00 PM, there was a crowd outside and barely anywhere to sit. Stuffed and barely making it through the main courses, we just had to make room for dessert before giving up our seats (hard not to with the dessert table strategically placed at the left side of the door as soon as one walks in)."

Culture Overload: La Vucciria

"La Vucciria is the one place you must visit to see Palermo in all of its glory. A tourist may see only a market selling the best selection of fruits, vegetables, and meat. I saw Palermo. Elderly locals hanging clothes on balconies and clotheslines, loose dogs tanning mid-walkway, scooters zigzagging between pedestrians, and locals singing and dancing in the middle of the street outside of restaurants."

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