Hotel Cortese

Address: Via Scarparelli 16, Palermo, Sicily, \N, Italy | 2 star hotel
 
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This 2 star hotel, located in the Palazzo Reale area of Palermo, is near Capella Palatina, Cattedrale di Palermo, Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana), and San Giuseppe dei Teatini.
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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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      ... on the nearby hill. Taromina is unashamedly touristy yet still well worth it. Hosting (another) ancient roman theater this one was pretty special considering its Mediterranean views from the cliff top. The ladies had a lovely afternoon in the local leather goods store (some vegetarians). After some more Aranchini we headed back to camp as our Sicilian adventure had ended. We got back to the ferry and again ended up in our adopted Nonna’s front yard for the ...

      Arena in Syracuse

      A travel blog entry by rland on Jan 07, 2015

      1 photo

      ... 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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      ... to them. It created a beautiful intertwining of all the wood. As the ceiling domed down, it was surrounded by mosaics depicting the stories of the Old Testament beginning with God creating the world and continuing on in the story. On the outside edge of the rectangle (naves), are mosaics depicting the miracles of Jesus. Lots of gold was used in the mosaics. The columns of the church are all different ...

      Falcone and Borsellino memorial day

      A travel blog entry by pao.pao on May 23, 2014

      20 photos

      ... dressed as Santa Claus, but they finally hit the point - also, one of the actors performed in his underwear. I made a list of the most important point that they covered with their performance:

      • personal responsibility is needed in order to have the power of choice and change, nor handling them over "external powers"
      • the fault cannot be only ascribed to politicians; after all, who elected those politicians? - the first to applaud was Valeria Grasso
      • the ...