Travel Blogs from Palermo, Italy

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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 ...

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 ...

Last Weekend Trip in Sicily, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Last Weekend Trip in Sicily

A travel blog entry by avangilder

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Right after my birthday trip in Scandinavia I had my official last weekend trip during my time in Italy. Having wanted to explore southern Italy for a while, I was finally able to make it to Sicily. The weekend was made to be more of a relaxing few days ...

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) ...

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 ...

Puppets in Palermo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Puppets in Palermo

A travel blog entry by tiki888

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Today we arrived in the city of Palermo. The most interesting thing we saw today was the puppet museum. It had soo many puppets to see. Some were Indonesian and some were just plain weird. They had marionettes, puppets that were strung to people, home ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Palermo/Sizilien  - Straße von Messina, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo/Sizilien - Straße von Messina

A travel blog entry by iris-on-tour

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... dem Bau dieses gewaltigen Gotteshauses begonnen. AIDA schreibt: Siziliens Hauptstadt mag man lieben oder hassen, Neutralität lässt Palermo nicht zu. ... Die Inselmetropole vereinigt in sich alle Fragwürdigkeit, alles Elend, aber auch alle ...

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, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo

A travel blog entry by williamgillum

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... to Sicily. When it landed everyone cheered, it was very funny to me. We took a really long bus ride to the city center of Palermo. The host of the hostel was waiting for us and got really mad at Yeo on the phone because he had been waiting for two hour ...

No matter where you go, there you are, Palermo, Italy travel blog

No matter where you go, there you are

A travel blog entry by sorbus

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... where we stopped to stay and walk through the fields and by the crashing river and have the place to ourselves. Got into Italy early in the morning, touched the toe of Lake Como, paid the tolls and sped down the autostrada through the industrial north. ...

Palermo explodes into life, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo explodes into life

A travel blog entry by guykb

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... came across Quattro Canti (four corners) an intersection like no other, with towering statues and impressive monuments. The size of Palermo was proving a bit difficult for us because on the map it looked quite manageable to walk everywhere but this left ...

Cinema Paradiso and Culture Shock of Big City, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Cinema Paradiso and Culture Shock of Big City

A travel blog entry by juneauwoman

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... the street. I have to wait for a clearing and then dash across. Lots of African immigrants. We visit the Cathedral Palermo's churches are a fusion of Arab, Norman and Christian motifs. Steve writes: On the floor of the main cathedral, an astronomical ...

Visite de Palerme, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Visite de Palerme

A travel blog entry by ludomillou

Tout d'abord quelques suggestions : note globale : 9/10. Hôtel très propre et confortable. Un poil trop loin du centre (15 minutes à pied). Très belle ville, dépaysante. Pas de toute propreté :-s Voir les places principales de jour ET de ...

palermo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

palermo

A travel blog entry by frdrick

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apres un peu plus de 3 heures a sillionner la sicile, nous somme arriver a palerme. une ville qui ressemble plus a naples qu'a syracuse.. C'est dimannche, tout est fermer, nous avons eu du mal a trouver de quoi se faire a souper, mais nous somme ...

Cappuchini Catacombs, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Cappuchini Catacombs

A travel blog entry by swissandy

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... ones out as they lock the doors - at 5:40pm (a little premature methinks). Leanne pops to the toilet, and discovers one of Palermo's many toilets-senza-paper. We really must start carrying a toilet roll around with us. And so, we begin the long trek back ...

Rayal Apartm, a funeral, puppets and getting lost, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Rayal Apartm, a funeral, puppets and getting lost

A travel blog entry by juneauwoman

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... heavy. There is no charge, but we give him some money since it was such fun. We return to the cathedral. www.cattedrale.palermo.it. It is busy as preparations are underway for a funeral. There is lots of police security including someone on the roof. ...

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