Cristal Palace Hotel
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Tout d'abord quelques suggestions : note globale : 9/10. Hôtel très propre et confortable. Un poil trop loin du centre (15 minutes à pied). Très belle ville, dépaysante. Pas de toute propreté :-s Voir les places principales de jour ET de nuit. Quel bruit et quelle agitation ! À voir. Y passer 2 jours semble bien. Attention ! Les lieus à visiter ne …
... 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 ...
... For dinner we caught up with Joe´s aunt, Fiorella´s parents and cousins and cousins for a Pizza at Terra Del Sole Restaurant Pizzaria.
On our way home, Fiorella dropped me off to the servants quarters to sleep
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility