Hotel Porta Felice
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- Airport Transportation
- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
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... and ruins form the 8th century BC Phoenician city of Motya. Even more interesting were the nearby mammoth salt pans that have been in production for hundreds of years. Windmills pump seawater into extensive shallow ponds of several acres, the recently harvested salt in huge white piles on the adjacent shore. Quite a contrast to the salt pans of a few square feet each, filled by buckets, that we saw on Gozo.
We spent that night and ...
We didn't have a set time to start today, and had the morning to explore on our own, so we joined our new friends Sandra and Frank for a walk. We saw the 12th century church, Chiesa di S. Maria, which was originally planned as a mosque, so it contains stunning Byzantine mosaics. Next door there was a much smaller and very simply decorated church, ...
Our first stop was after winding up a large hill to view the 5th century Temple and Theatre. Next was another set of hairpin bends expertly negotiated by our bus driver, while we enjoyed spectacular views down towards the coastline. The picturesque medieval village of Erice was expertly built at the top. We wandered the cobblestone streets and in one of the piazzas a film crew ...
We left Trapani at 10 AM on Friday by bus retracing the route back to Palermo arriving about noon. After checking into the hotel and having lunch we attacked the city by Hop on Hop off bus! Palermo has done a pretty good job of mixing the old with the new. Much of the historical area remains intact while a new modern city has expanded outside. It's pretty chaotic in the narrow old streets, many now of which have been closed to traffic. ...
... 40 but decided to try the market. On the way saw some almost identical ones for €10 so got them and put the old ones in a bin. We then went down to the Vucciria market but were very disappointed. It used to be the biggest and best of the street markets but only a few stalls remain and and it seems to have lost its character. The Ballaro has certInly taken over as the most interesting of the markets. ...