Himera Polis Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... them for over a thousand years), and the fact that Sicily was an economic backwater for the first two centuries of the industrial revolution. The amazing mosaics of the Norman basilica at Monreale have survived 1000 years partly because the cathedral has been in continuous use that entire time, and maybe they didn't have the budget for much remodeling. Regardless the causes, at times I felt I was in the middle of a great big 10,000 square mile ...
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 ...
... but they totally messed up the order for the other couple while we were still waiting. Both couples left and we were still waiting. The couple whose order they messed up left after only having a salad obviously to go somewhere else. When out meal finally came it was nice but it doesn't take an hour to cook a piece of fish and a piece of chicken! The caponata was ...
After a cup of tea and some fruit we headed off to explore. The rain from last night had gone and the sun was shining. The old centre is supposed to be pedestrian only but there were a surprising number of cars and even more motor bikes so it wasn't as relaxing to walk around as I had imagined. We stopped by the beach for coffee and cake then ...