Le Madonie Golf Resort Hotel
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... to wander about in.
I walked around the "medeival quarter" and found myself in amongst many food markets, making me wish i could buy a load of fruit and veg to turn into a yummy dinner. after leisurly strolling around for a while I emerged onto a main road where an English couple asked me I'd they were going in the right direction for the station (they were not) they recommended that i should check out the cathedral, but warned me not to go into ...
... the town. We were taken to see an old (medieval?) laundry that is feed by a natural spring.
This was a pretty town but very touristy - foreigners and Italians alike. I would not want to be here in the height of their summer. We spent 3 hours in Cefalu just wandering around on our own.
Free afternoon. As I didn't want to venture into any part of Palermo (other than the hotel), I spent the afternoon catching up ...
... to go to Monreale Duomo and the Palatine Chapel
Luckily the hotel we are staying at in Palermo, Grand Hotel Villa Igiea is on the outskirts of town and is in a lovely setting with great views of the marina. However, once you walk out the hotel gates, the ugliness returns. When I walked into my room, all I could say was "Oh my goodness". The room is big enough to get lost in and my balcony is a patio big enough to accommodate outdoor furniture and an ...
... incredibly pushy and not just the cab drivers, also everyone trying to sell random stuff on the side of the road. We only spent a couple of hours in town before we gave up and went back to the ship. When we got there we saw that most of the ship had the same feeling that we did and had returned early as well. Next time we'll probably skip Palermo.
... gym -don't laugh because it's true. We had a wee workout today -he on the treadmill and me on the exercycle and it was just what we needed.
Fortunately we have the right sized voltage in our room to charge the ipad and phone which we couldn't do on the last cruise so will be able to continue with the blog etc. Have listened to lots of Italian music from the band plus some from the sixties -be. Interesting to see what tonight ...
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking