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  1. Avatar Terri A Silver
    October 11, 2017 @ 10:54 am

    What truly makes Sicilian cannoli different is that the ricotta is made from sheep milk, which now that I’ve tasted those makes cannoli made with cow milk ricotto hardly worth the calories!

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    • John Henderson John Henderson
      October 11, 2017 @ 11:35 am

      You’re right about sheep’s milk. It’s a huge upgrade from cow’s milk found elsewhere. It’s sweeter.

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  2. Avatar Sandra Panici
    October 21, 2017 @ 8:45 am

    Hi John!
    I emailed, texted, and messaged the photo of you holding the huge cannoli to my friends and family back in the States!

    What’s the name of the tour group here in Rome that you think is the best?

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  3. John Henderson John Henderson
    October 22, 2017 @ 3:34 am

    Thanks so much for spreading my word, Sandra. I really appreciate it. I wrote blogs for the tour group Through Eternity at 06-700-9336, http://www.througheternity.com. They’re pretty good and have guided tours everywhere. The best tour guide who has guided me is an independent guy named Massimiliano “Max” Francia. I don’t know if he has a website but his email address is guideromax@virgilio.it. I don’t take a lot of tours but he’s the best I’ve ever had. Lots of inside information about Rome history you don’t get in guide books, he’s kind of funny and speaks flawless English. — John

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    • Avatar Sandra Panici
      October 22, 2017 @ 9:52 pm

      Thanks for this John. I applied for a tour leader job at City Wonders, hoping I get hired.

      I showed your Big Cannoli foto to the staff here at Lituano and they say there’s a Bar Sicily Caffe’ up at Re di Roma Plaza that sells big cannoli. I’ll get the address and check it out! Re di Roma is only a few walking minutes away from me.

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  4. John Henderson John Henderson
    October 23, 2017 @ 12:12 am

    Thanks, Sandra. I’ll check it out but only with a friend. No one person can eat a giant cannoli, nor should they try.

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    • Avatar Sandra Panici
      October 23, 2017 @ 12:25 am

      Well if you and Marina are OK with me showing up to claim half the Big Cannoli, I’m happy to do that! That’s presuming I find a BIG Cannoli at Re di Roma Plaza.

      I haven’t found the Re di Roma Bar Sicily on the Internet yet so it may be under a different name.
      I’m at Re di Roma Plaza a lot for the Metro and may just have to make an extensive walking tour. I’ll let you know of my progress.

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  5. John Henderson John Henderson
    October 23, 2017 @ 1:54 am

    Let us know what you find. Also in Re di Roma go to Pompi for the tiramisu. It’s a small chain but the tiramisu is still fabulous. They have it in banana.

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    • Avatar Sandra Panici
      October 23, 2017 @ 2:21 am

      Hi John!
      The Bar Sicily is under the name:
      La Cannoleria Siciliana, address is # 10,
      And it’s right on the Piazza Re di Roma circle, around the corner from Bianca Carim.
      The Cannoli are big but Not as big as your foto. They have several varieties. They also sell small Cannoli, one variety.
      It’s a bakery with some really nice desserts and I was astounded at how busy it is. Next time I’ll have my iPhone with me and will take a foto of the Cannoli and email that to you.
      I haven’t seen Pompi, will check the address on Internet, thanks for the Tiramisu tip, and I love banana!

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