Travel Blogs from Palermo, Italy

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Palermo - weird and noisy but sometimes charming, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo - weird and noisy but sometimes charming

A travel blog entry by carofoley

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... , a small town 300 metres above Palermo where there is a 12th century Norman-Arab Cathedral, and once to Mondello Beach, Palermo’s very popular sandy seaside resort, and on each occasion someone was pick-pocketed right in front of our eyes but far ...

Day 26, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Day 26

A travel blog entry by kylamarie

Sorry this blog is a day late, transportation from the airport here in Palermo, Sicily then to a bus to our hotel was so exhausting! We really just rested and went to the restaurant Il Barro, which is ranked #1 in reviews on tripadvisor. I can 100% state ...

Day 27, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Day 27

A travel blog entry by kylamarie

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... into my skin. We took the bus to the main train station then had to purchase another ticket to Cefalu, a town east of Palermo that had beautiful beaches off the coast. When we arrived we walked around for a bit and began to realize that Sicilians use ...

Getting on our feet.....slowly, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Getting on our feet.....slowly

A travel blog entry by clubofsky

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... full of small windy streets, some impressive buildings, an interesting mix of people and, of course, lots of churches. As Palermo is a major port, it has always had extensive trade with Africa (very close).  This became apparent by the ...

Palermo at night, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo at night

A travel blog entry by maarjaz

... - learned that Sicilians are always (ok ok not alwasy) late :P We met Davide and his friend Laurel (whos from US). Walked around Palermo a bit and finally at some point Davide took us to our kind host Filippo (we love you Filippo).  Chat a bit, ...

"La Favorita"

A travel blog entry by ilari

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... suurelle ulkoilmakirpputorille (Mukaan tarttui vanha nahkainen matkalaukku) ja allekirjoittanut käväisi myös Stadio Renzo Barberalla Palermo vs. Fiorentinan merkeissä. Matsi pelattiin jo klo 12:30 paikallista aikaa joten auringon paistaessa kirkkaalta ...

A city with many faces, Palermo, Italy travel blog

A city with many faces

A travel blog entry by stef5353

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... we waited for 5 minutes. Afterwards we headed for the Tourist Office for info on the town. First impressions of Palermo, noisy (car horns) dusty and grimy looking buildings. When you look closer you notice a variety of buildings are ...

Yikes! Palermo!, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Yikes! Palermo!

A travel blog entry by halleyc

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... (Four Kings), the main square of Palermo. It was quite beautiful. In the middle is a large fountain that the city of Palermo purchased from Florence quite some time ago when they were trying to build a reputation as being a cultural center of Italy. The ...

Hanging with the Mafia!, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Hanging with the Mafia!

A travel blog entry by rhys_raelene

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... again lazing around, drinking coffee and eating breakfast before leaving our stuff at the B&B and hoofing it into town. Palermo is quite a cool town, apparently still heavily controlled by the mafia, the streets are a maze of narrow alleys flanked by ...

Palermo - Italy, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo - Italy

A travel blog entry by roamingmonk

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... may have forgotten some bits!) We headed to the north coast of the island before we were due to take the overnight car ferry from Palermo right up to Salerno at the end of the Amalfi coast.  We parked up at the lovely fishing town of Scopello, right ...

Family Time, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Family Time

A travel blog entry by mezzaandyort

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... 22 NOVEMBER 2010 - After breakfast we walked to see my beautiful Zia Angelina (Dad’s sister).  She happens to be in Palermo so we didn’t get to go to Ustica where she usually lives.  We walked into the city and behind Massimo ...

Family Time again, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Family Time again

A travel blog entry by mezzaandyort

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... of things there is just NO order and everyone just doesn't do the right thing on the road. Unfortunately I have to say I think Palermo would be even more beautiful if there was a better system in dealing with the rubbish problem.  It just makes some ...

Ano novo em Palermo: Auguri, Sicília I!!!, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Ano novo em Palermo: Auguri, Sicília I!!!

A travel blog entry by rechmachado

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... que visitar as catacumbas com espírito de arqueólogo ou de antropólogo, e nunca como simples pessoa emotiva. De resto, Palermo não nos impressionou, seja com a estrutura turística mais deficitária, pelas ruas encardidas, ou pelos motoristas de ...

Take a Little Care Mo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Take a Little Care Mo

A travel blog entry by cadkinsca

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... turns there is a reason.  After WWII, the corruption was rampant for decades and led to the so-called "Sack of Palermo," a construction boom that led to the destruction of the city's green belt and villas to (quoting Wiki) "make way for ...

Someone stole my Bubba Gump Hat!, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Someone stole my Bubba Gump Hat!

A travel blog entry by bharden

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Palermo and the Sicily area I absolutley loved Sicily. Palermo is a rough looking city where cars and mopeds try and hit you and nearby is beautiful beaches and towns. However, someone just stole my legendary Bubba Gump Shrimp hat on the bus so I am very ...

Day 28, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Day 28

A travel blog entry by kylamarie

... again. My last day in Palermo, Sicily was a little depressing for the following reason: we visited the Catacombe Dei Cappuccini Palermo, which is an underground crypt full of the skeletal remains of people dating back to as early as the 18th century. ...

Cannoli, Gelato and all that good food, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Cannoli, Gelato and all that good food

A travel blog entry by mezzaandyort

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... ’s birthday so I offered to pay my aunty for his birthday cake (35 euro).  Must say the sweets in Palermo, sorry but they are fantastic, best in Italy we have had here. The taste and the quality of the sweets are just to die for.  The BEST ...

Tight like a sardine, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Tight like a sardine

A travel blog entry by sarahimray

... trying out their English on me. They say that southern Italy is a crazy place, but I never really understood until I got to Palermo, Sicily's capital. The old town where I am staying feels makes you feel like you can't breath - the tall buildings arch ...

Palermo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo

A travel blog entry by timgavin

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Arrivederci Roma - on to Palermo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Arrivederci Roma - on to Palermo

A travel blog entry by judyann

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... and this is where we were.          We arrived in Palermo just after noon, and arranged for a personal driver to take us to Bagheria ...

Palermo, on se la joue duo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo, on se la joue duo

A travel blog entry by fatofi

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Départ en car à 8h30, le réveil à 7h15 sera très difficile. Comme le voyage dure 4h, on essaie de prendre un peu de sommeil. On regarde de temps à autre le paysage  qui est toujours magnifique. A notre arrivée dans la grande ville, on cherche ...

Sicily, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Sicily

A travel blog entry by arniephillips

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... think we had long enough to get a feel for the place. It certainly isn't as "touristy" as other places in Italy, and we were even told by a guy from Palermo who travelled with us on the train that "in Sicily, you will find it hard to find anyone who ...

Arriving in Palermo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Arriving in Palermo

A travel blog entry by jennacalee

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... be spending a lot of time in the car so opted for one that would tan us, but unfortunately burnt us too!) We drove through Palermo where we supposed to spend the 1st night but was not too impressed. We had put down a small deposit (about a few quid) ...

Our last day in Cefalu  & the luxurious ferry trip, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Our last day in Cefalu & the luxurious ferry trip

A travel blog entry by jonesfamilytrip

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... a quick look – baroque domes, coupled with both Arab Norman and Spanish styles of architecture. I had heard that driving in Palermo was a nightmare however we made our way to the ferry easily and drove on within 10 minutes of arriving. This ferry ...

Palermo to Bagheria - My father's birthplace, Bagheria, Sicily, Italy travel blog

Palermo to Bagheria - My father's birthplace

A travel blog entry by judyann

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... back to Palermo for some gelato.  Now THIS is what I'm talking about.   We have many many more photos of the Palermo tour, and many I have not included here of the Greek ruins, but this is what Sicily was all about for me.  More ...

Back to Palermo for the flight, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Back to Palermo for the flight

A travel blog entry by jennacalee

... down the motorway doing twice the legal speed limit. Luckily the roads were clear and managed to get within reaching distance of Palermo with a small but easily managed, if maintained space in the time frame. We came up to the outskirts of Palermo and ...

"Ammoninni in Sicila!"

A travel blog entry by jennil507

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... modern technological equipment, because the local government still uses it today! It's really interesting to see! Otherwise in Palermo, we saw the beautiful Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum, and the Teatro Massimo, the largest theater in Italy ...

Sicily!, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Sicily!

A travel blog entry by eurokevin2007

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... on the train or they were going to kick me off at the next stop! Always check your ticket!  Oh well, it wasnt too expensive considering it was transportation and housing.  I arrived in Palermo at 8:10am and am getting ready to go hit the ...

Sicily: Segesta, Trepani, Erice, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Sicily: Segesta, Trepani, Erice

A travel blog entry by judyann

... of records on Monday was a good idea, and that we should do it first thing Monday morning before our scheduled city tour of Palermo.  We learned that he was going to be our driver for the next day too!  So this was very good news.  ...

Palermo - Little Italy, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo - Little Italy

A travel blog entry by wktsorf

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... in specific. I also would've liked to see Siracusa, Agrigento, and Taormina, but because of the "underground train" problem in Naples, we lost a day in there. I don't know if the Old World Italy flavor holds true everywhere in Sicily, or just in ...

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