Mondello Palace Hotel
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... car' and we took the kids to the beach voted 'Best Beach in Italy', San Vito Lo Capo. It's a white sand beach with a big mountain behind it, looking a lot like a small version of Ipanema beach in Rio. The kids revelled in the sandy conditions and the water was amazing. The kids are getting brown as buttons except for their chests... they're the only kids with rashies/swim shirts on that we've seen. Italian children seem a little too brown. Mel's adventurous nature and ...
... until they finally got off at Cefalu. I think both Mario and I breathed a sign of relief!
The next speed bump occured once we attempted to check in at Hotel Orientale. We were faced with the most incomprehensive and impatient Italian nonna - who almost didn't let us in the door until I insisted that I had a reservation. It was obvious that we were disturbing her afternoon soap opera. She took our passport ...
... market 4 fish etc. Find marvels as we walk. Churches, fountains, statues n monuments.
Lunch in local - go here 4 pizza, here 4 other dishes n here 4 drinks - only the italians can make it so complicated!
The church/duomo/palace is amazing u r astounded by Catholicism.
The mosaics, n opulence r amazing.
Full day of churches n markets n palaces.
Today we caught the train to Cefalu' a smallish seaside village I ...
... lemon orchards, plucking the delicious fruits at will and trekked upstream, settling by a waterfall on a picturesque section of the river to consume the citrus delights under the supervision of a decrepit Norman castle atop a hill in the distance.
Marcello, our guide with an enlightened worldview and a deep love for Scilly, spoke passionately about his lands’ history and struggles from the Greeks to the Mafia and beyond. A naturalist, geologist, volcanologist ...
... it for later.
Andrea made another call and reserved a bed at ‘A casa di ami’ for 20 Euro a night, the same tariff as Hostel Taormina, and gave me great tips on day trips from out of Palermo. She was an extremely helpful person, going out of her way to provide bus schedules and directions.
“I’m hungry, it’s lunch time. Have you eaten?” she asked after the booking was made.
“Yes I have” I said, telling ...