Saracen Sands Village Hotel & Resort
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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 ...
... on a bench and took in the view and sun for a couple of hours. I realised that the remainder of my trip is going to be very different. I still want to see Sicily and be on a budget, but it will just have to be a bigger budget than initially planned! So rather than awaiting the next bus to Palermo, I decided to spend the night in this beautiful costal town instead.
I went down to the marina and found a tourist info who reccomended somewhere for ...
... there; she then asked for a round of applause for the people of her and of all escorts. After this brief speach, she introduced a few members of the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra who have not been paid for 98 days at that moment. Ms. Grasso introduced them as members of one of the most important symphonic orchestra of Italy and Europe, a cultural patrimony that could disappear. One of the members on the stage stated how they are forced to ask to directors and soloists to perform for ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed