Bellevue del Golfo
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... anyway, Palermo is quite a big town, and very touristy, not really a place I wanted to spend loads of time in overall.
On my first night I found a local pizzeria and got the guy to make up pizza for me with the ingredients he thought would be best... It was tasty tasty. Similarly the next day at lunch i went to a stall for street food and asked what was good, one of the other customers recommended I had a bread roll filled with panella, ...
... reading on Malta.
Had our tour farewell dinner tonight. The food was awful. Palermo stinks of urine.
What a shame the tour ended in Palermo because that's the memory of Sicily I will gad with me. If it had been at the beginning of our Sicily section, I would have had all those other unique places and experiences to enable me to forget about Palermo and delegate it to a distant memory.
In general ...
... of hours in Palermo's city centre. Visited the Royal Palace with it incredible mosaics in the Palatine Chapel. I think these were even better than those of Monreale Duomo.
What can I say about Palermo? It's a city; the 5th largest in Italy - and that's the most pleasant thing I can say about Palermo. It is an ugly, dirty, unloved city. I would never come here again and would advise others to avoid it at all costs. It's a shame you need to be ...
... that if I want to get to Castellammare del golfo itself in order to get the bus to Palermo, I would need to walk two hours and/or hitch a ride. Or I could wait till Saturday where there may or may not be the chance for a lift.
The busses for Palermo are few and far between, set up for the working people, so I had a choice of 6am, 6.30am, 7am ,7.30am or 5pm! So I set my alarm for 5am and started the walk... If someone picked me up early then ...
... incredibly pushy and not just the cab drivers, also everyone trying to sell random stuff on the side of the road. We only spent a couple of hours in town before we gave up and went back to the ship. When we got there we saw that most of the ship had the same feeling that we did and had returned early as well. Next time we'll probably skip Palermo.
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