Here in Castellammare del Golfo, Santo Stefano or Saint Stephen's day is one of total rest. After all one has to digest all the great food eaten on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. The town is completely closed. All stores excluding the farmacia di turno, or the pharmacy whose turn it is to stay open, are shut down. It's very strange. This year this feeling of desolation was augmented by a gray and inclement day. Things did pick up on Friday the 27th, however.
These photo were shot in Piazza Petrolo.