Travel Blogs from Palermo, Italy

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Agrigento - Palermo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Agrigento - Palermo

A travel blog entry by jpsdrivesfast

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I got up at 4am cuz Shiny called me and told me that her battery died. I told her to call AAA. I went back to bed and got up at 7:45am. I had breakfast at 8:00am....a coffee and a crosiant. I slowing got ready (i wrote more post cards) and left the ...

Palermo and happy birthday Jo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo and happy birthday Jo

A travel blog entry by bruce-abernethy

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... way, with most of them selling stuff made in Sicily. I had figured that it would be a shoe-in to find something in Palermo, yesterday, but I hadn't factored in siesta. Anyway Jo accepted her IOU in good spirits. We spent the day as usual on the beach ...

Our last Panini, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Our last Panini

A travel blog entry by thomasgillam

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... fabulous. If you are ever in Palermo, check out Spannato near the Theater in town center! After savoring the culinary art of this Palermo institution, I did manage to take a few stills of the owner and his shop.  We headed to the airport as we are ...

Wandering the streets of Palermo!, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Wandering the streets of Palermo!

A travel blog entry by brooklyn85

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Today I had absolutely no plan. It was wonderful. :)   I got up leisurely and made my way down stairs for some wonderfully filling breakfast. I had a map of the city and one of the workers circled a bunch of areas I could go see. I had no desire to ...

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 ...

Palermo, Sicily, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo, Sicily

A travel blog entry by doreenmullins.7

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Buon giorno Another blue ribbon for Larry and his navigator Gary who guided us through the Saturday morning Palermo traffic and around the construction project diversions to our hotel, Hotel Joli. The hotel staff took the car to its home for two days ...

Palermo and Monreale, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo and Monreale

A travel blog entry by doreenmullins.7

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... yesterday we again walked, but this time with a historian telling us what we were seeing. Like much of Italian history Palermo, a city perched in such a favourable location passed. through the hands of many conquerors. It started as a Phonician colony ...

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 ...

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 ...

Civatevecchio to Palermo,Sicily, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Civatevecchio to Palermo,Sicily

A travel blog entry by heather-jak

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... tried the middle class restaurant where you pay for water and coffee but didn't enjoy nearly as much so no thanks. Today we visited Palermo the capital of Sicily-home of the mafia. Fortunately we didn't find a horses head on our bed when we arrived back ...

Secondi Sicilia OR Sicily Part 2, Palermo , Italy travel blog

Secondi Sicilia OR Sicily Part 2

A travel blog entry by turkey_to_tt

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... . It is also the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Italy at the end of World War 2. There are posters all over Palermo advertising the ceremonies that will take place. There are also posters of poppies - I guess they are a universal symbol of ...

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 ...

A Room with a View -Palermo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

A Room with a View -Palermo

A travel blog entry by bonneybombach

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... Booked through airbnb, this mini apartment was the bedroom of a Prince within the Asmundo Palace, overlooking the great Palermo Cathedral. Though lacking in some ways, one is well compensated by both the view and the extraordinary interior ...

Journey to Cefalu, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Journey to Cefalu

A travel blog entry by bonneybombach

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... finest Byzantine mosaic in Italy and comparable to other fine Late Byzantine work from Constantinople. Starting in 1985, Palermo artist Michele Canzoneri has installed 72 apparently controversial, modern, abstract stained glass windows which Jon thought ...

Of Big Dogs and Father Fatso, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Of Big Dogs and Father Fatso

A travel blog entry by bonneybombach

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... ; a textwork by Richard Long, A Sicilian Walk, describing events and observations of a solitary journey across the island from Palermo to Agrigento in 1997 and a series of works entitled New Proposals which are characterized by a plurality of languages ...

St Herpes Church. And up to the Cathedral Roof, Palermo, Italy travel blog

St Herpes Church. And up to the Cathedral Roof

A travel blog entry by bonneybombach

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... 25. Independence Day! Chiesa Eremiti (Church of St John the Hermit) is one of the most outstanding medieval buildings in Palermo. Standing on a previously pagan site, it became a Gregorian monastery in 581AD dedicated to St Hermes ( coined as St Herpes ...

Touring Palermo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Touring Palermo

A travel blog entry by brsant

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... better than the Sistine chapel - more simple to understand. Then we visited the church which honours St Rosalia, patron saint of Palermo, who saved the people from the bubonic plague. Next stop was the Capuchin Catacombs. Bit creepy to see dead bodies ...

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