Cristal Palace Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Smoking rooms available
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... a few feet was an exercise in slide control. By now, having lost faith in the all-knowing Gods-of-Google, we decided I would search out our lodgings on foot (and maybe get some help from them) and Karen would stay with the car.
Without a paper map of town and armed only with the now discredited Google Maps (and a dying phone battery) I started off though the impossibly winding streets, passageways and blind alleys in search of ...
We didn't have a set time to start today, and had the morning to explore on our own, so we joined our new friends Sandra and Frank for a walk. We saw the 12th century church, Chiesa di S. Maria, which was originally planned as a mosque, so it contains stunning Byzantine mosaics. Next door there was a much smaller and very simply decorated church, ...
Our first stop was after winding up a large hill to view the 5th century Temple and Theatre. Next was another set of hairpin bends expertly negotiated by our bus driver, while we enjoyed spectacular views down towards the coastline. The picturesque medieval village of Erice was expertly built at the top. We wandered the cobblestone streets and in one of the piazzas a film crew ...
We left Trapani at 10 AM on Friday by bus retracing the route back to Palermo arriving about noon. After checking into the hotel and having lunch we attacked the city by Hop on Hop off bus! Palermo has done a pretty good job of mixing the old with the new. Much of the historical area remains intact while a new modern city has expanded outside. It's pretty chaotic in the narrow old streets, many now of which have been closed to traffic. ...
... the alter. The king's chair is higher than the bishops and it is on the right hand side of the alter. Monreale is famous for it's mosaics. We visited a couple of mosaic shops and then had a refreshing drink at a local bar before we headed back to the bus.
Last stop is the Cathedral in Palermo another amazing building. The church was erected in 1185. It is characterized by the presence of different styles, due to a long history of additions, alterations ...