Travel Blogs from Palermo
... the overnight ferry to Naples which was leaving at 8.15. It was like a mini cruise ship. We had a cabin with twin beds, a large window, and a small bathroom with a shower. On the deck above there was a large lounge, a restaurant, a cafeteria, a shop, and a small cinema. We just had a snack from the cafeteria and then retired to our cabin. The ferry is due to dock in Naples at 6.30, so we need to be up at 5.30 in order to regroup in reception by ...
... 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.
... hopped on without getting a ticket, worked so perfect!) already sweating my ass off, this wasnīt meant to get better once I arrive in Palermo, backpack with a weight of 25 kg on the back black leggings (donīt ask why the hell I was wearing black leggings to walk around in the beating sun.
Anyway once I got off the bus the temperature was shown as 30 degrees in the shade, great. Tried to find a coffee shop for about an half an hour until I gave up and sat down in ...
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