Hotel Plaza Opera
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... Adding Sicily to our itinerary for this trip was kind of an afterthought. Karen noticed how close Sicily and Malta are, and suggested we spend some time there as well. Sounded like a good idea.
This is an island you can drive across at it's widest point in under 5 hours. Seattle to Spokane. Yet there is more history and culture packed into that small area than I could have imagined. From the early Phoenician settlements of ...
... beautiful. We had a delicious lunch, mine was grilled calamari and salad. In the afternoon we were back as the larger group and driven to Monreale, a hill on the edge of Palermo. The cathedral here was another spectacular example of the mixed styles, to reflect the acceptance of the people from different backgrounds, historically Greeks and ...
... up, the surrounding shops altered and several actors taking a break from filming a Mussolini period war movie. A few of us had lunch at an outdoor cafe under the trees, although our chairs were at various angles on the cobblestones! We visited salt pans at Traponi, where there are still some working windmills and the waterbirds such as flamingos take advantage of the shallow ...
... areas there are many shops and outdoor restaurants and throngs of pedestrians. A fun area was the Ballarò Street Market which was a short distance from our hotel. I am sure you could buy almost any food item there including whole slaughtered goats or lamb and some stuff we didn't recognize. We had an early dinner of mussels, veal and sea bass as we need to be up at 4AM to get to the Palermo airport for our flight back to ...
... about a 3 km walk plus going on a train. Got to the waiting room and after about 5 minutes were boarded onto our flight to Perth. Economy and a bit of a let down, but we were on the way HOME.
On arrival at Perth, thank goodness, we bought our duty free perfumes for the girls and booze and then out through customs to see Diane and John waiting for us.
Into their car and home........