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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... with ancient ruins and traces of history...a muslim mosque, a medieval castle, a roman square, a greek theatre and so much more...Absolutely amazing! Blows your mind away! Despite doing the only thing my mum told me not to (i.e. visit Segesta at noon) we loved this place...But do suggest to visit early in the morning or late in the evening as the heat is, well, quite unbearable! We get back on our Alfredo (yes, we named our moped, so?) ...
... of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
On arrival to Palermo Santo took us to Monreale to visit the magnificent Cathedral or Basilica de Monreale with its magnificent mosaics. Absolutely spectacular.From here we were ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking