Hotel Elena

Piazza Giulio Cesare 14, Palermo, Sicily, 90127, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Palermo

Palermo tourist time

A travel blog entry by sam.tank

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... and found an apartment to rent for the next 3 days in Agrigento down in the south of Sicily and is famous for being home to the valley of temples.
It will be nice to be out of the big city and stay put for a few days... With the bonus of a (shared) kitchen to use and save a bit of money on food.

So that's where I'm off to now, I best start researching what to see!














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Cefalu

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath

... I have found the service (hospitality) in southern Italy, and particularly in Sicily, very poor. The service is slow, the people are rude, and if you're lucky, they'll just ignore you. I don't know if this is because I'm a woman on my own but I found it very unpleasant and extremely frustrating. It didn't happen when there was a few of us sitting down in a café or restaurant. On these occasions there were also men in the group.
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Ugly city with fantastic mosaics

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath

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... 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 ...

Notes from a runaway...,

A travel blog entry by sam.tank

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... 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 ...

Falcone and Borsellino memorial day

A travel blog entry by pao.pao

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... sickness for the mafia and for the impotence and complicity of the Italian government by hanging white sheets from the balconies, or by carrying some with them during anti-mafia rallies, in contrast to the white sheets used to cover the bodies of the people killed by the mafia that become red because of the victim's blood. During the rally, we remembered a few victims of the mafia by stopping in front of plaques hanged on the walls of the streets in which they were killed. The girl ...

 

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