Himera Polis Hotel
Travel Blogs from Termini Imerese
... contest • destinations talk •Brasserie lunch with made to order salads •purchase extremely overpriced nail polish • manicures of ourselves on the windy upper deck •sunbathe on the less windy lower deck •5pm stretch and relax class in gym .walk the ship's perimeter on deck 5 •work out some more then hot ...
We left Agrigento at 8.30am this morning heading to Palermo. We arrived at the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa about 11.00am. It is a beautiful hotel and the ensuite is huge. We then had free time so after a walk we had lunch at the Tourist Cafe. The food was delicious but so much I couldn't finish it. We then went walking with some of the people on our tour. We saw the square corner which in each corner was a beautiful old facades each with a curved ...
... symbols and was gorgeously decorated, it was completed in 1142. In between times I had a look at the ceramic shops there are some rather wonderful flower pots, they are of three heads two are a king and queen and a third is of a very swarthy Arab. According to one of the shop keepers the King and Queen beheaded the Arab and in turn they were beheaded. The ceramic heads were rather beautiful but the ones I liked were about 250E and would not fit in the car, still I enjoyed ...
... church, dating from 1172, and as we approached I thought we might have made a mistake because the outside is pretty dull. Inside however it was just beautiful. The whole of the walls were covered with the most marvellous mosaics of biblical scenes.
We are now in a Palermo hotel and will spend a day here tomorrow before catching the ferry tomorrow night to Naples.
... for around 20-30 minutes' ride, with nothing much more to see, and not much narration. The guide could mostly only speak Italian.
Palazzo dei Normanni The best part of Palermo for me. I spent nearly a good couple of hours, and most of it in the Palatine chapel. It's fascinating beyond words. Every inch tells a story. The mosaics from the floor to the ceiling are stunning! The place was built in the 12th century by the Jews, ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet