Marina Holiday Resort & Spa
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... in the end i just had a coffee and went for a little walk to help me digest!
Palermo itself is very nice, there is a lot of baroque style buildings, and a lot of red/yellow colours in the buildings. The hostel was close to the teatro politeama , and a short walk from the amazing teatro Massimo, which is the biggest theatre in Italy and was apparently used in some of the godfather scenes. I spent a bit of time around the Marina and found some ...
Great breakfast - the best in all of Italy (except for on the boat). I had waffles with maple syrup and cream - yum, yum. Thank you Villa Igiea. What a terrible shame I don't get a second breakfast here - leave the hotel at 5.30am tomorrow for my 8.00am flight to Malta (Thanks Renee!).
Morning trip to the resort town of Cefalu. The cathedral dominates this medieval port town as it's built on the top of a ...
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 ...
... have breakfast and booked me into a little self catering apartment which was half the price of any available hotel. The cleaning lady was still there but they allowed me to go in and leave my stuff. After a shower, change of clothes and quick sink-wash of my undies, I went out for a stroll and sampled a Sicilian sandwich, which seems to be pastry in a bun... There may have been potato in the pastry, I'm not sure!
I explored the supermarket, but ...
... the water-way, and he has been talking a lot about his and giodarnos ideals and views and basically the state of the country and the EU. It made me realise how good a listener i am as there was a lot of passionate opinions and thoughts put out there with many ideas and questions, a lot of which went over my head a bit, but must have been around 4 hrs worth without me having to say much! They just got back from a "voyage" for 3 weeks where they ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service