Hotel Elena

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

Arriving

A travel blog entry by rhysagray on Aug 10, 2015

... cheese and tomato sandwich) and it was the nicest cheese I have ever had #rhyshatescheese. Once the first days jobs were done and Martino had spent ten minutes teaching me how to use a sweeping brush on each room, mantas and I relaxed and he answered all of my questions about the hostel. It doesn't feel like a hostel at all, Martino e Margarita both live sleep and eat here also, and it really feels like a home. Margarita had trouble, at ...

Excursion to Cefalu

A travel blog entry by johan.maes.1426 on Jul 23, 2015

... at 1 pm.
A quick walk brought us to the church and its adjacent monastery where we could do the entire tour before closure. d
The other attraction of Cefalu is the Temple of Diana at the top of the hill in the middle of the city.
It is an archeological site where there are remnants of old civilization and most importantly you climb almost 200 metres and get a spectacular view over the city from the height. It was well worth the climb.
Meanwhile ...

Palermo

A travel blog entry by johan.maes.1426 on Jul 22, 2015

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... furiously when somebody tried to walk on the empty street.
Rules are rules I assume, but our experience with rules throughout the rest of the day was that rules are to be interpreted. If you want to cross the road, well you just take your luck and cross, typically they will not hit you, but they also don't stop for you to let you cross, not even on a zebra.
So we went from cathedral ...

From the bike to the car

A travel blog entry by johan.maes.1426 on Jul 21, 2015

... now understand why they drive the way they drive in Sicily. Take your priority, the road is all yours, stop wherever there is space, don't bother about the others, ....
Anyway after 2 hours of suffering we had our car and decided to go to the new location (an airbnb thing we rented for 3 days). Very nice place just outside of Palermo on the mountain that holds the historic site of Solunto. The host was very helpful to explain everything, probably a bit ...

The final trip on bike

A travel blog entry by johan.maes.1426 on Jul 20, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015.
After a relaxing day yesterday and dinner with life music -there was a Jazz and blues festival in the old station- we prepared for the last part of our biking tour.
We had arranged for an early breakfast and left around 8.20 to beat the heat.
The trip today was nice, a few hills most of which Hilde took without problem and I had to walk a couple of times. In total about 500 meters climbing but... 800 meters descending and ...

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