Hotel Columbia Palermo
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... leading to the church. The church is actually just a facade in front of the grotto (cave). Once inside, the whole back of the church is the grotto, which is now decorated with statues and alters. A spring of Holy Water is in the grotto and patrons fill bottles or simply sprinkle themselves with the water. Quite an experience, even for non Christians. Lastly, we were driven to a beach at Mondello, just 10 miles from the centre of Palermo. ...
... toured three of the City's markets (Vucciria, Capo and Ballaro), where we bought fruit and olives. We ate lunch (insalata di mare and friutti mare) in the Albergheria quarter. This is the former Arab quarter and the oldest part of Palermo, where p Pheonicia once had a city. After lunch we returned to the Piazza Independencia to visit the Palazzo dei Normanni (Norman Fortress). We arrived at 2:55 to find a sign posted saying they were closing at 2:45 today instead of 5:45. For ...
... With texts and assistance from the carribinerie, a gas station attendant, and two gentlemen with a broken down car, we finally found the guest-house where we were staying for the next two nights. The apartment we had booked was wonderful. The entire upper floor of a duplex, it had a full kitchen and living room, along with three bedrooms and a lovely veranda off of the kitchen. Fausto, our host, greeted us and gave us tips ...
... 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 ...
... only available for an extra price if the room is rented by 4 people.
Dude, your oh so great room has no ******* window, neither in the 'bathroom' nor in the rest of the villa. And as seen that we all can get a bit evil under certain circumstances I decided to leave the refrigerator and the freezer open all night long.
Once that was done I did actually get a bit a paranoia and packed my bag so I can hit the road first thing in the morning, next stop Messina ;)
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet