Hotel Azzurro Di Lampedusa

Address: 111 Roma Street, Palermo, Sicily, 90133, Italy | Hotel
 
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Travel Blogs from Palermo

The bottom of Italy’s boot

A travel blog entry by arilauraharold on Jan 29, 2015

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... Sicilian coastline. Palermo was hyped to be the bees knees. After parking in a not so bees kneesy’ aire costing 18euros we headed into town. Palermo has a dusty and somewhat dingy fašade apparently evidence of its dodgy past with mafia running around. With a walk around town we did get to visit the nice cathedral, a few piazzas and a stinky fish market. Dinner did improve the overall impression, as Sicily is the home of Laura’s favourite ...

Arena in Syracuse

A travel blog entry by rland on Jan 07, 2015

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... of the games, wooden beams would have been placed across these and the gladiators would stand on them. They would attempt to push each other off. The unlucky one would fall into the pit which would be filled with water and crocodiles or a wild animal. These sort of games no doubt came from Rome where this sort of fighting was seen as the best form of ...

Greek/ Roman Amphitheater

A travel blog entry by rland on Jan 06, 2015

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... it to their liking with concrete, roman brick, and the ornate Corinthian columns. I feel it showed how Romans believed their ideas were the best so they completely redid the decorations set forth by the Greeks. The Romans were known for loving their events in theaters and arenas. Once in Sicily, this tradition did not end. I'm sure they redid this theater to give Romans there the same taste of what they had in ...

Capella Palatina

A travel blog entry by rland on Jan 04, 2015

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... is opened because He has entered the world. His right hand is in a traditional Byzantium gesture meaning silence. He does this because He is saying He is the word and to listen to him. The church is in the typical Arabic-Norman style of Sicily and is quite magnificent. It is also interesting because it shows the merging of various cultures. They put aside any differences and work toward the common ...

Taormina

A travel blog entry by kurian on Jun 15, 2014

... verdant islet under Taormina’s nose, loosely connected to the beach on the mainland by a narrow pebbly isthmus, centred in a sweeping bay of transparent blue water. I rode a cable car down to the coast (3 Euro one way) and walked the short distance from the cable car station to the popular beach and islet, settling down on the uncomfortable pebbles in a shady spot away from the crowds. I read a little, swam a little, slept a little and rode the cable car back up to Taormina ...

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