Torre Artale Relais
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Today, we knew we were going stir crazy and longing for the hectic pace of our lives at home when we scanned the cruise daily newsletter searching for activities to occupy every last hour of our day. Our agenda for the day looked like this: •late breakfast with made to order omelettes • Eternal Rome enrichment lecture • watch ...
We left Agrigento at 8.30am this morning heading to Palermo. We arrived at the Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa about 11.00am. It is a beautiful hotel and the ensuite is huge. We then had free time so after a walk we had lunch at the Tourist Cafe. The food was delicious but so much I couldn't finish it. We then went walking with some of the people on our tour. We saw the square corner which in each corner was a beautiful old facades each with a curved ...
... stamps for post cards they seemed incredulous that I wanted stamps. I thought it was just their branch but the one in Palermo was worse. I had 2 parcels to send, the guy weighed the first one, then had a row with a customer and stuck the prepaid label on the wrong parcel, proceeded to peel it off, tearing the parcel and the label then, stuck it on the correct parcel all crumpled and without much stick. I complained like heck but to no avail. When I asked for stamps he also ...
... brown limestone but then they were covered with white marble and must have been suitably impressive for the worshipers. The other temple we liked was the Temple of Zeus which had massive figures holding up the roof, two of which are still there, obviously lying down and in pieces, but them must have been a terrific sight when in place.
Late morning we set off to ...
There are times when travel becomes special, not so much of the magical landscape like Erice, but the people that make it alive! Three days in Palermo was enough to feel the heart and soul of the town. I was privileged to have an enthusiastic host who proudly showed me not just the off-the beaten places, but shared family, friends, food, functions and just sheer fun!
Left Erice with a shuttle pick-up to the Palermo airport. Took an ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet