Astoria Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Palermo
... the wealthy have their weekend villas, and some were really impressive. Summer finishes on 15th September, so the beach was being dismantled of narrow wooden walkway, umbrellas, and any thing else associated with beach lounging. Unfortunately the bus could't stop, so we just had glimpses of the sandy beach. We were back at the hotel by 6.00, where we had a farewell meeting with Loredana. Last minute instructions. Then it was off to the harbour ...
... see below) and Cefalu (see yesterday). The culture, history and - some would say - the lifestyle of Sicily reflect the successive waves of immigrant occupiers in its history. Etruscans, Greeks, Romans, Moors, Byzantium and Normans were just a few. Indeed, Sicilians never really considered Italian unification so much as liberation, but just another foreign take over. It seems that even today Sicilian life goes on in spite of the rest of Italian society, almost as if they ...
... before. The piazzetta in front of the church was home to three tile lined planters depicting the agricultural life around Marineo - wheat, olives & vino. The tiles were elaborate and expressive. Unfortunately the increasingly threatening clouds finally gave way to rain and our trip to Marineo was cut short. We made our way through the back roads from Marineo to our final destination for the day - Monreale - amidst the ...
... see the panoramic view of Palermo.
Then it was time to have lunch and Santo took us to a bar where we had panini with a moretti beer.
My god, Palermo is just one of the greatest places, well it stinks a bit but thatīs okay. The rest makes up for it. The people here are just so friendly and helpful itīs amazing. Lots of things to see, smell, taste, itīs just endless.
Also Sicilian people really know how live should be lived, relax take it easy what isnīt done today will be done tomorrow. The less enjoyable part of the day was the arrival as I first nicely enough got the train from Isola delle Femmine for ...
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- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking