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Well this is the second time I have written this, as the one I did last night disappeared and I was so miffed that I closed it up and went to sleep. We are now waiting at Naples airport, where some people are flying home, some swapping buses and some are transferred to Sorrento. It all looks very confusing but seems to be working as most things do, eventually, in Italy. We began our day with a late breakfast and as we had a free morning, Edie ...
... for the next change in rulers. What's fascinating is the effect that the blend of Norman, Moorish/Arabic and Byzantine culture has had on Sicily. This is readily apparent in the Cathedrals of Monreale, Palermo and Cefalu - each are striking in their own right, but very different. The bus to Palermo dropped us at the southern end of the Old City, near the Piazza Independencia and a Norman Fortress. We walked through a gate in the Old City wall and down to the Cathedral. From ...
... lightening strikes. (Aunt Patti would freak out here. One lightening strike hit the hillside just 500 feet away - flash, bang!) The road in southern Italy, especially Sicily seem designed to confuse. As we neared Monreale we got lost. Most people approach Monreale from Palermo, not the rural mountains. The fact that there are multiple signs pointing in different directions indicating the way to Monreale made finding our ...
... 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px;">After lunch we visited 'La Piazza Della Vergognia', The Four Banks, Theatro Massimo and another Byzantine Church. Unfortunately it was time to head home.
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