B&B La Casa di Ettore
Travel Blogs from Palermo
Today, we knew we were going stir crazy and longing for the hectic pace of our lives at home when we scanned the cruise daily newsletter searching for activities to occupy every last hour of our day. Our agenda for the day looked like this: •late breakfast with made to order omelettes • Eternal Rome enrichment lecture • watch ...
... a carrot glaze which just melted in your mouth, followed by a pasta dish, followed by a veal dish with small roast potatoes. Dessert was fresh fruit. The toilet in this restaurant was wonderful as well with candles and rose petals everywhere. It was so good I took a photo of it!!! We then said goodbye to the tour group as we won't see them in the morning and headed back to our rooms. It was a great tour but we are looking forward to sleep in ...
... the shops.
After a late lunch we headed back to collect the car and queue for the ferry to Naples. We bought ourselves a lovely picnic bread from the bakers, cheese and ham from a specialist shop and fruit and tomatoes from the green grocers; individual shops are still the norm and they do sell lovely food. We ate our picnic on deck as we sailed into the sunset, washed down by local wine before going to sleep early in our comfy cool cabin.
... church, dating from 1172, and as we approached I thought we might have made a mistake because the outside is pretty dull. Inside however it was just beautiful. The whole of the walls were covered with the most marvellous mosaics of biblical scenes.
We are now in a Palermo hotel and will spend a day here tomorrow before catching the ferry tomorrow night to Naples.
... for around 20-30 minutes' ride, with nothing much more to see, and not much narration. The guide could mostly only speak Italian.
Palazzo dei Normanni The best part of Palermo for me. I spent nearly a good couple of hours, and most of it in the Palatine chapel. It's fascinating beyond words. Every inch tells a story. The mosaics from the floor to the ceiling are stunning! The place was built in the 12th century by the Jews, ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting