Hotel Riviera

Via San Vitale, 40, Trappeto, Sicily, 90040, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Trappeto

Palermo tourist time

A travel blog entry by sam.tank

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... thing I had the other day (turned out to be chick-pea based) but also with some crocce, fried potato balls and a squeeze of lemon, it was carb central!

While i'm on the subject of food, I had been recommended by a couple of people to go to a particular fish restaurant around the corner from the hostel. Last night they were fully booked but they offered for me to take a reserved table if I could eat within half an hour! They didnt have menus but ...

Cefalu

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath

... reading on Malta.

Had our tour farewell dinner tonight. The food was awful. Palermo stinks of urine.

What a shame the tour ended in Palermo because that's the memory of Sicily I will gad with me. If it had been at the beginning of our Sicily section, I would have had all those other unique places and experiences to enable me to forget about Palermo and delegate it to a distant memory.

In general ...

Ugly city with fantastic mosaics

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath

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Arrived in Palermo late morning and went straight to the Monreale Duomo to view the magnificent mosaics. According to Gilberto before we arrived, this church has the best mosaics in all of Italy. When I asked if they were better than those in Ravenna, he said they are the best in Sicily. having downgraded the mosaics, I have to say I was blown away by their splendour. They would have to come a close second to Ravenna.

Before heading to the hotel we spent ...

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 ...

Welcome to a different world...

A travel blog entry by sam.tank

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... thing from 6 years ago! He has been showing me how much he likes to keep things tidy so that everyone is happy!

The place is very unique and quite rustic. They live as simply as possible and waste nothing, eat what can be grown, or traded for other things. The mountain and sea views from here are amazing, and there will be opportunities for exploration too. The guys are very interesting and like to have discussions to find out more on ...

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This hotel, located on Via San Vitale, 40, Trappeto, is near Museo della Fondazione Mormino.
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