Grand Hotel Federico II
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I am here! My connection in Rome was delayed by an hour, and my baggage did not make the connection like I was told it would, but hey ho, there is little I can do now! Martino and Margarita welcomed me with open arms, I felt like a part of the family since I got here at 11:00 on Saturday 8/08/15. I met mantas, the workawayer I replaced, from Lithuania, and together we finished the days jobs straight away. Margarita made us pane con pomodoro e ...
... at 1 pm.
A quick walk brought us to the church and its adjacent monastery where we could do the entire tour before closure. d
The other attraction of Cefalu is the Temple of Diana at the top of the hill in the middle of the city.
It is an archeological site where there are remnants of old civilization and most importantly you climb almost 200 metres and get a spectacular view over the city from the height. It was well worth the climb.
... furiously when somebody tried to walk on the empty street.
Rules are rules I assume, but our experience with rules throughout the rest of the day was that rules are to be interpreted. If you want to cross the road, well you just take your luck and cross, typically they will not hit you, but they also don't stop for you to let you cross, not even on a zebra.
So we went from cathedral ...
... they didn't like it. So again new papers. Well this will be my second review on travel-whatever about poor service and lack of customer service.
Finally we got our car, we ordered a Renault Clio and got away with an extended Fiat 500L. Don't know whether this is an upgrade here in Sicily but the car is definitively larger than the Clio but the streets in Sicily are not really big. Btw the car does not turn very well despite the size of the streets. ...
Monday, July 20, 2015.
After a relaxing day yesterday and dinner with life music -there was a Jazz and blues festival in the old station- we prepared for the last part of our biking tour.
We had arranged for an early breakfast and left around 8.20 to beat the heat.
The trip today was nice, a few hills most of which Hilde took without problem and I had to walk a couple of times. In total about 500 meters climbing but... 800 meters descending and ...