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... were delicious but Mom especially liked an eggplant wrap washed down with white wine made from moscato grapes. We then went to Montreal, a small town on the way back to the ship. The van dropped us off at the bottom of these steps that led to the town. Mom made it up a couple of flights and that as it so she stayed and visited with some Sicilian sales boys while I went up the rest of the way. When I returned they ...
... in a grotto near the top of Mt Pelegrino. We did a quick whip around of a few other buildings and then headed out of town. September is the month of pilgrimage for Saint Rosalie and pilgrims walk up the hill to the church built over her grotto. The really devoted walk on their knees. The road is now paved with stones so this would be excruciating . It takes 2 hours to walk up and 1 1/2 to walk back down. We drove up but still had to climb the ...
... toured three of the City's markets (Vucciria, Capo and Ballaro), where we bought fruit and olives. We ate lunch (insalata di mare and friutti mare) in the Albergheria quarter. This is the former Arab quarter and the oldest part of Palermo, where p Pheonicia once had a city. After lunch we returned to the Piazza Independencia to visit the Palazzo dei Normanni (Norman Fortress). We arrived at 2:55 to find a sign posted saying they were closing at 2:45 today instead of 5:45. For ...
SEPT 9 - MORE PICTURES ADDED. We started our first day in Sicily on the water. Up at 5:00 am to see Palermo and the sunrise from the sea. (Note to self - sunrise is at 6:40, also, first car is last car off or thirteen hours on the ferry.) Leaving the ferry, we went straight to the autostrada and east to Cefalu - a favorite spot for tourists during the summer. Traffic was light when we arrived at 8:30, so we easily found parking. ...
... 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px;">After lunch we visited 'La Piazza Della Vergognia', The Four Banks, Theatro Massimo and another Byzantine Church. Unfortunately it was time to head home.
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