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.
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.
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!
Everyone is very friendly and invite us in to see what they are doing and chat.
Some play cards
Meanwhile, on the wharf, the boats are returning.
The work starts
The minute the mooring lines are secure, fish are passed ashore
The Ape’s (Italy’s fabulous three wheeled scooter trucks, pronounced Ah-pees) are being loaded.
The locals say arrivederci.
Lungomare Christofo Colombo
Ristorante Porta Palo
Recommended by Aurelio, this restaurant overlooks the harbour.
Via Largo San Palo,1
Tel:+39 0925 279824