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... had dinner up a small alley then slowly strolled home. The nightlife in Italy is great, all the shops seem to open late and people appear from everywhere to shop, drink and eat after 8pm.
The accommodation we stayed at put on a fantastic breakfast for us, yummy cake great coffee and croissants! E had a pretty lazy morning talking to a few people on Skype and working out what to do when we get to Sardinia. The previous night Raelene had found a postcard ...
... to awaken Gloria at 7:30, we were up and ready—without a real breakfast this morning—to be on the pier at 8:20 for our tour. Today, we experience the medieval beauty of Sicily's west coast during this scenic and memorable full-day excursion to Erice and Segesta.
Palermo was once the intellectual capital of southern Europe and well situation on Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean. Because of its location and ...
... acknowledged the zodiac signs. This is another thing that we need to research. It's gonna be a busy winter!
The military/caribinieri buildings were large and imposing and intimidating. We also stumbled upon some pretty sights, like the intersection of Via Vittorio Emanuele and Via Maqueda. All four corners consisted of curved buildings, concave sides facing the street, with all sorts of ornamentation and statues and fountains. It must have been quite an ...
... of relics of local patron Santa Rosalia, whose figure is carried through the city to great ceremony and partying every year. In front of the altar a diagonal strip on the floor depicts the zodiac signs, aligned so a pool of sunlight will hit perfectly the month's star sign.A short walk from here, at Quattro Canti, the crossroads that divides the capital into quarters, is Palermo's ...
... The ticket machine is broken. You can't buy tickets. The 'fast' train is 1hr 40 mins late. Our slow train arrives 40 minutes late and it's already full, with many students heading back to Palermo with suitcases. Despite this, people cram aboard, blocking the doors. Tempers simmer and arguments ensue as the train remains on the platform for ...
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