Astoria Palace Hotel
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... Aranchini. These were hard to find in the vegetarian variety but the hunt was worth it as they were amazing and we could wash them down with some local beer.
After a run around town in the morning dodging crazy Sicilian drivers (worse than the average mainland variety) we planned to hit the beach. These plans changed once the wind and dust kicked up an almighty fuss. Instead we opted to head south through the island. We made it to Piazza Armerina ...
... of the games, wooden beams would have been placed across these and the gladiators would stand on them. They would attempt to push each other off. The unlucky one would fall into the pit which would be filled with water and crocodiles or a wild animal. These sort of games no doubt came from Rome where this sort of fighting was seen as the best form of ...
... it to their liking with concrete, roman brick, and the ornate Corinthian columns. I feel it showed how Romans believed their ideas were the best so they completely redid the decorations set forth by the Greeks. The Romans were known for loving their events in theaters and arenas. Once in Sicily, this tradition did not end. I'm sure they redid this theater to give Romans there the same taste of what they had in ...
... is opened because He has entered the world. His right hand is in a traditional Byzantium gesture meaning silence. He does this because He is saying He is the word and to listen to him. The church is in the typical Arabic-Norman style of Sicily and is quite magnificent. It is also interesting because it shows the merging of various cultures. They put aside any differences and work toward the common ...
... game - it truly happened! - you need to have your expenses reimbursed. Because when you earn about 21,000 euros per month - more or less 28,600 dollars -, you need your train, bus, flight tickets reimbursed! I tried to find an article to explain you better how Italian politicians get reimbursed, but I cannot find anything in English :/ Moreover, our politicians are so colluded with the mafia, that we just passed the shadow of an effective and powerful ...