B&B Castiglia

Address: Via Gorizia, 8, Palermo, Sicily, 90133, Italy | B&B
 
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      The bottom of Italy’s boot

      A travel blog entry by arilauraharold on Jan 29, 2015

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      ... Aranchini. These were hard to find in the vegetarian variety but the hunt was worth it as they were amazing and we could wash them down with some local beer.

      After a run around town in the morning dodging crazy Sicilian drivers (worse than the average mainland variety) we planned to hit the beach. These plans changed once the wind and dust kicked up an almighty fuss. Instead we opted to head south through the island. We made it to Piazza Armerina ...

      Arena in Syracuse

      A travel blog entry by rland on Jan 07, 2015

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      ... of the games, wooden beams would have been placed across these and the gladiators would stand on them. They would attempt to push each other off. The unlucky one would fall into the pit which would be filled with water and crocodiles or a wild animal. These sort of games no doubt came from Rome where this sort of fighting was seen as the best form of ...

      Greek/ Roman Amphitheater

      A travel blog entry by rland on Jan 06, 2015

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      ... it to their liking with concrete, roman brick, and the ornate Corinthian columns. I feel it showed how Romans believed their ideas were the best so they completely redid the decorations set forth by the Greeks. The Romans were known for loving their events in theaters and arenas. Once in Sicily, this tradition did not end. I'm sure they redid this theater to give Romans there the same taste of what they had in ...

      Capella Palatina

      A travel blog entry by rland on Jan 04, 2015

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      ... is opened because He has entered the world. His right hand is in a traditional Byzantium gesture meaning silence. He does this because He is saying He is the word and to listen to him. The church is in the typical Arabic-Norman style of Sicily and is quite magnificent. It is also interesting because it shows the merging of various cultures. They put aside any differences and work toward the common ...

      Rome, Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast.

      A travel blog entry by kurian on Jun 14, 2014

      ... time the city was buried under 20 feet of rock, abandoned and forgotten.

      It wasn’t until the middle of the 18th century, when the region was under Spanish occupation, that a sustained, intentional, excavation of Pompeii was undertaken that continues to this day. The fascination with this UNESCO World Heritage Site is that the ancient city was preserved, more or less intact, due to protection from the elements of deterioration under layers of ...