Grand Hotel et Des Palmes
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
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Today was another sea day as we continued east and little bit south from Sardinia to Palermo, Sicily. As it's Easter Sunday there was a large display of chocolate eggs and bunnies at breakfast, and a small easter bunny has come back to the cabin with us. I have found what the other job of the librarian in the red dress is, she leads the 9am Zumba class in the large observation lounge at the front of the ship. Today after the Zumba class they had a ...
... we met in Syracuse warned us we would need at least 2 days. We have tried to see as much as we could in the short period of time we are in this city but we had to go back to the hotel to change into dry clothes. We have got so wet and so fed up that we hardly wanted to go out again. But we couldn’t go to bed on an empty stomach and we have been in Italy for 72 hours and still not had pizza. The clock will still be running as we had dinner in a Japanese restaurant.
After exploring the city of Rome, my family and I took a flight to Sicily, Italy. We arrived to Palermo, Sicily and went right away to the Posta Hotel to leave our luggage and go explore Sicily. In our first day in Palermo, we went to visit the Caccamo Castle which is a magnificent castle. We also visited La Martorana Chapel that has impressive designs inside of it. The next ...
... to be a derivative from the Greek "Kaphale" or head) was settled by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Arabs. During the Byzantine era the settlement of Cefalu was moved from the Conca D'Ora Plain to the current coastal headland spur. In 858 AD and after a long siege, it was conquered by the Arabs and for the following centuries was part of the Emirate of Sicily.
In 1063, the Normans captured the township and transferred it to the foot ...
... after massive destruction of two world wars, Palermo sank into despair and disrepair. The city was flooded with hundreds of impoverished rural labourers and the Mafia rose to immense power, especially in cities such as Palermo which became the scene of intense Mafia violence, with considerable numbers of people murdered almost on a daily basis. After the so called "Super Trials" of the 1990's, Palermo slowly emerged from its past miseries to become ...