Bellevue del Golfo
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... bought at just about any fruit stand or green grocer in Sicily.
And the wine.
And the beaches.
And the beautiful countryside.
And the climate.
We have visited many places over the years where we say "we'll be back." But there's always the new adventure just over the next hill. I think we'll be back to Sicily.
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 ...
We left Trapani at 10 AM on Friday by bus retracing the route back to Palermo arriving about noon. After checking into the hotel and having lunch we attacked the city by Hop on Hop off bus! Palermo has done a pretty good job of mixing the old with the new. Much of the historical area remains intact while a new modern city has expanded outside. It's pretty chaotic in the narrow old streets, many now of which have been closed to traffic. ...
... sights. The Capella Palatina was perhaps the most impressive. Built by the Norman's around 1130, shortly after they booted the Saracens and Byzantines out of Sicily, essentially every interior surface is covered with gorgeous mosaics completed between the 1130's and 1170's. All have been recently cleaned and restored and the overall effect is stunning.
A guided tour of the famous Massimo Theater, which we were assured would be in ...