Travel Blogs from Palermo, Italy

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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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

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. ...

Marvalous Monreale and Getting a Big Fine, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Marvalous Monreale and Getting a Big Fine

A travel blog entry by juneauwoman

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... we don't get any bad vibes. Tickets say Fabbriceria del Duomo di Monreale aka Catterdrale di Monreale. 8Km southwest of Palermo. According to Lonely Planet it is “considered the finest example of Norman architecture in Sicily, incorporating Norman, ...

First leg back to Rome, Palermo, Italy travel blog

First leg back to Rome

A travel blog entry by lawlerb

We drove back to Palermo, form Syracuse via Enna. Very hot in the middle of the island when we stopped for a wee break. We got hammered for excess lugage by windjet again this time we paid for 6kg extra. Flight to Rome was uneventful, On the train into ...

Three weddings in Palermo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Three weddings in Palermo

A travel blog entry by lawlerb

... and seemed to be roped off. The outside of the building was impressive. Next the teatro massimo (theatre) but we encrouching on Palermo's lunchtime so we walked on looking for a cafe. A owner of small trattoria cornered us with his wife offerring home ...

Oodles of Religious Art, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Oodles of Religious Art

A travel blog entry by juneauwoman

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... following on the front cover: Pago Chinon Paga (Pay Who Doesn't Pay) The Addiopizzo Guide For the Critical Consumer www.addiopizzo.org Visiting Palermo and want to be sure you don;t pay any money to the Mafia? This map help you do it. In the backside ...

The Road to Catania, Palermo, Italy travel blog

The Road to Catania

A travel blog entry by swissandy

It's finally time to say goodbye to Palermo, and I couldn’t be more pleased. This town seems full of people not interested in you speaking Italian to them – they still don’t understand you, and make you ask them in English anyway, which ...

Giardino Inglese, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Giardino Inglese

A travel blog entry by swissandy

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After a thoroughly-enjoyed sleep-in following a night of too many beers and cocktails on my behalf, it appears we have missed breakfast. To be honest, I'm not sad to do without yet another morning meal of nutella and bread, and it appears Leanne shares a ...

RossoPomodoro!, Palermo, Italy travel blog

RossoPomodoro!

A travel blog entry by swissandy

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... of us were really that hungry - and so we head to RossoPomodoro (red tomato). We have walked past it many times on our adventurous around Palermo, so it seems natural we should finally try it. Leanne can't decide, so I order for both of us. My my, what a ...

Our disastorous trip to Cefalu, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Our disastorous trip to Cefalu

A travel blog entry by jessnuto

... city of Cefalu was really beautiful and seemed really lovely, but the day was ruined by this experience. We couldn't wait to get to Palermo, found our hotel and just relax. Steve's back is really hurting him, so we might try find a cheap massage place. ...

From the North to the South and back to the North., Palermo, Italy travel blog

From the North to the South and back to the North.

A travel blog entry by jessnuto

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Palermo, a city of many faces. The last few days we have spent in Palermo have been really interesting. The first night, we tried our hardest to find a resturant that had the most recommendations online, only to find it was shut and they were on ...

Birth place of the Mafia, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Birth place of the Mafia

A travel blog entry by youngadventure

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... lip biting pain). After wrapping up my foot so it looked a little like a mummified limb we hit the public transport for Palermo.  After an hours ride into town we again were really impressed with how simple the pubic transport was and how helpful ...

A week in Sicily...pittoresque and delicious, Palermo, Italy travel blog

A week in Sicily...pittoresque and delicious

A travel blog entry by frenat

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... booth, here you go problem solved they could figure out themselves. We made it fine. Jul 20th - Next day was spent walking around Palermo, visited the main sites, the highlight was lunch at a "non-tourist" cafe where they only had one item on the menu ...

Palermo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Palermo

A travel blog entry by jomeyer

Palermo ...

Nearly home time, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Nearly home time

A travel blog entry by kay_douglas

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... learnt at home!!! Given my hotel is quite some distance from the city, I unfortunately haven't had the opportunity to see anything of Palermo. Tonight, my teacher is taking me to town for dolci (dessert) and we are having a sweet known for this region - ...

Ready for the next class...., Palermo, Italy travel blog

Ready for the next class....

A travel blog entry by kay_douglas

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Yesterday (Saturday) was spent travelling from Catania to Palermo and settling in. I decided to take the bus rather than use a travel agency booked transfer. The buses leave every hour and are large touring coaches, with air conditioning etc so it ...

Heiße Nächte in Palermo, Palermo, Italy travel blog

Heiße Nächte in Palermo

A travel blog entry by dualfex

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House Shopping, Palermo, Italy travel blog

House Shopping

A travel blog entry by a2travel

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Back to reality Last night on the boat and we are happily exhausted. We have an appointment with Marie the Real Estate Agent at 10.30 in Termini. So we check off the boat and head off by train to Termini the next large town about 1 hour away by train. ...

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