Travel Blogs from Palermo, Italy

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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 ...

Mind your car for 3 euros - please mister?, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Mind your car for 3 euros - please mister?

A travel blog entry by kennedylb

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History, the underclass and the mountains.  Palermo is a city defined by its geography, its geology and the poor Sicilian economy. Trapped on a narrow coastal plain with a substantial volcanic mountain range behind the city, Palermo is also trapped ...

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 ...

Shoes!!!!, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Shoes!!!!

A travel blog entry by travelchic2004

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Hello everyone! Today I finally got new shoes!! Yay! I got 2 pairs too. But, let us not get that far yet. First thing in the morning was walking down Main Street! No matter how many times I walk down Main Street, anywhere, it excites me (probably because ...

Stereotypical Italy (finally), Palermo, Italy travel blog

Stereotypical Italy (finally)

A travel blog entry by azmarine

... we stop and get Wende a pastry. I am so sick of pastries! I'll wait. Next to Internet (naturally) and then lunch. Palermo seems so-so. it reminds me of the Italian stereotype out of any place so far. Especially in the farmers markets. there is ...

A LOCAL DELICACY, Palermo, Italy travel blog

A LOCAL DELICACY

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... of Palermo. Its focus is the 12th or 13th c Christ Pantocrator mosaic. It also served as a royal sepulchre. 1145 departure for Palermo cathedral. Lots of what to do and when planning. It would simplify things if the Roman Catholic church would coordinate ...

Back to City Life, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Back to City Life

A travel blog entry by travelchic2004

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... in our rooms until we had a hour or so until we reached Palermo. For those of you who dot know, Palermo is in Sicily. Palermo is also our last stop in Italy, next week we're in France! It's so sad to be leaving Italy. I really love it here! But of course ...

UNFINISHED BUSINESS IN SEGESTA, Palermo, Italy travel blog

UNFINISHED BUSINESS IN SEGESTA

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... that house in 1992, a remote controlled bomb killed one of the judges known for putting Mafia chiefs behind bars. Many establishments in Palermo now boldly advise they no longer pay protection money. Into the Ibis Styles Hotel c 1710. Time for some camera ...

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 ...

Palermo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo

A travel blog entry by lukeandbelinda

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... the people were very helpful, although the one thing we struggled with was the road laws, or lack of.  A pedestrian crossing in Palermo doesn’t mean you can just walk when the little green man says so, it means cross at your own risk with cars ...

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 ...

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