Travel Blogs from Palermo
This was our last day of the trip and our last time with the group. We were a little nervous going into this day, because we knew it was going to be a tight schedule, and the way the trip had gone, the days typically didn't stick directly on schedule. Us Chicago girls had to be on a train from Cefalu to Palermo in the evening since we had an …
... in a grotto near the top of Mt Pelegrino. We did a quick whip around of a few other buildings and then headed out of town. September is the month of pilgrimage for Saint Rosalie and pilgrims walk up the hill to the church built over her grotto. The really devoted walk on their knees. The road is now paved with stones so this would be excruciating . It takes 2 hours to walk up and 1 1/2 to walk back down. We drove up but still had to climb the ...
... 300 meters from the actual bus stop. It seems very little in Sicily is straight forward. An older Italian man took great joy and care in escorting a young British women to her destination in Palermo. (She was understandably a bit less enthusiastic, but with few alternatives accepted the kind jesture with some wariness.) Our side trip to the Tabacchi resulted in meeting a native Monreale resident who spent 25 years living in Queens. He stopped to assist us in our 'discussion' ...
SEPT 9 - MORE PICTURES ADDED. We started our first day in Sicily on the water. Up at 5:00 am to see Palermo and the sunrise from the sea. (Note to self - sunrise is at 6:40, also, first car is last car off or thirteen hours on the ferry.) Leaving the ferry, we went straight to the autostrada and east to Cefalu - a favorite spot for tourists during the summer. Traffic was light when we arrived at 8:30, so we easily found parking. ...
This morning Peter, Joe and I were to be ready by 7.00 am as our private driver was taking us to Palermo. Our tour guides was Santo whom Joe met at the airport. We were to be escorted to and from Palermo in an air conditioned Mercedes Benz.
The trip to Palermo took 2 and half hours.
Palermo is the capital of both regions of Sicily and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ambasciatori Hotel Palermo
Very unprofessional management
We really wanted to stay at the Ambasciatori hotel, however, it wasn't meant to be. Anyone planning to book a room at this hotel, I stronlgy advise you to use the internet booking services. I tried to go through personal contact via email and phoning the manager, since the rates are better if you book directly, but in the end was so annoyed by the unprofessional way my enquiries and attempts at booking were handled that I gave up. My emails weren't answered, confirmation about faxing through a booking form took ages and was only provided after a couple of (again unanswered) emails and then phone calls, the manager was rude on the phone and very impatient. I'm sure it's a nice hotel, but the management leaves a lot to ask for!
Best Hotel I've Had In Europe!
For 78 Euro a night, we got a room with 12ft. celings (easily) a huge bed, huge room, huge bathroom - the entire place looked as if it had been redone the day before we got there. The breakfast on the roof has the best view of Palermo I can even imagine. Fresh flowers abound. Reception was amazingly helpful - 18 Euro tickets to an opera! Everything was clean beyond compare - Our bathroom even had a heated towel rack! The a/c and heating system were fantastic. I would recommend this hotel above all. I would have paid twice what I did.
Well, weve just come back from the Hotel Ambasciatori - on Via Roma - booked on t'internet - beautiful roof terrace for breakfast - walking dist of Central Station and reasonably priced - lovely friendly staff . I cant belive they dont include pics of the views from the roof as its a real selling point . We got the aeroportu - Palermo bus rather than a taxi which cost 5 euros each pay the driver when you board and got off at the last stop - Central Station and walked the 200 metres back to the Hotel at no.111 via Roma .