Two flights this morning led us from London to Milan, then on to Palermo, both flights (luckily) on Lufthansa. We originally had only 50 minutes in Milan to make our connection, and the first flight left about 25 minutes late from London. We were going to take it all in stride, whatever the outcome, but we really did want to get to Sicily today so we could connect tomorrow to our destination for the next 3 weeks, the wonderful Aeolian Islands.
Fortunately, we have only carry-on luggage and Lufthansa held the Palermo-bound plane for us, so both we and our bags made it to Sicily together, as scheduled.
|All packed up for our trip around the world (including 2 laptops!)|
The hotel staff helped us reserve spots on the 4-hour trip tomorrow to our next destination, Panarea, in the Aeolian Islands. We've taken the train to Milazzo and the hydrofoil from there to the islands a couple of times but never visited in season, when the Palermo ferry is running, so we're looking forward to this opportunity to take a classic boat trip on the Mediterranean.
|Marinated macarel with agrodulce and mint on roasted pumpkin, with a balsamic vinegar reduction|
Tomorrow--on to the Aeolian Islands.