Hotel Grotta Azzurra
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... upwards through hairpin bends, the side of the road covered with prickly pear, bougainvillea and oleanders. The jacaranda trees were in bloom in the city and the jacarandas here bloom twice a years here. The views as we drove along were great but nothing to see at the spot the bus dropped us, there were of course many stalls selling the usual souvenirs. We had 20 mins here and then we wound our way down again to visit the seaside town of Mondelo. We drove ...
... the front comes in, so a quick run around the old town was in order. Pleasantly surprised once we were pacing out as some very interesting old buildings and very lush gardens. We even managed to get a special shot of a local beauty specially for Steve Dacosta!! Apologies if it offends anybody else but could not miss the opportunity. Alison and Scott stay on board and plan their next adventure - off to Venice for a few days ...
... She had red and white roses for her flowers. It was pretty magical to hear "Here Comes The Bride" in a church of this magnitude.
We explored a little bit of this lovely little village and stopped for some lunch al fresco. We shared a simple pizza and had a half carafe of white wine. We slowly made our way back to where the bus would pick us up.
After getting off the bus we thought we'd go to ...
... without something in there.
We arrived in Palermo on schedule, 8:30. Easy Jet worked fine except for standing in lines to get boarded. We took a ride into town by local taxi. It didn't cost us any more than the bus, and we got dropped off about 2 blocks from our hotel. Had we taken the bus we would have needed a taxi from the train station.
Believe it our not our room was ready for ...
... well with our Shiraz which was relatively complex for a young wine.
Our next dish was the ‘Peace De La Résistance’ – Sicilian Pizza. Mozzarella, Ham, tomato paste, olives and a whole lot of wow. A beautifully cooked Sicilian Pizza that was so well prepared that we ooohhhh’d and arrrrrrrr’d all the way though. The dough/crust was just delicious and I made the comment on the spot that this pizza was the ‘best pizza I ...
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