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Travel Blogs from Castellammare del Golfo
... 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 ...
... expansion. This means that most of the village that was built centuries ago is still intact. (We lost count of the churches, alleys and piazzas in this little city.) By chance we found street parking very near the heart of the city. We walked the winding maze of streets to the gardens and castle that overlook the valley south and Trapani to the southwest. We stopped into many of the pasticcerie shops to view the marzipan creations and other dolce ...
... see below) and Cefalu (see yesterday). The culture, history and - some would say - the lifestyle of Sicily reflect the successive waves of immigrant occupiers in its history. Etruscans, Greeks, Romans, Moors, Byzantium and Normans were just a few. Indeed, Sicilians never really considered Italian unification so much as liberation, but just another foreign take over. It seems that even today Sicilian life goes on in spite of the rest of Italian society, almost as if they ...
... for London and its only 18 degrees, whereas we have clear blue skies and 30+, we will really miss Trapani and so plan to return next year for a couple of long weekends to further explore the town and surrounding areas! Ciao ciao da Paolo & ...
... before. The piazzetta in front of the church was home to three tile lined planters depicting the agricultural life around Marineo - wheat, olives & vino. The tiles were elaborate and expressive. Unfortunately the increasingly threatening clouds finally gave way to rain and our trip to Marineo was cut short. We made our way through the back roads from Marineo to our final destination for the day - Monreale - amidst the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility