Torre Artale Relais
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Our tour was to leave at 8 this morning and we didn't want to be late. Mom had spent what little time we had free visiting the WC which made us the last to board the bus at different stops along the way yesterday. That memory was still fresh in her mind this morning. I set the alarm for 6, we got up and were up at the breakfast just before 7. No one's here. The place is empty. I look at my watch. It's not even 6 yet so ...
... in a grotto near the top of Mt Pelegrino. We did a quick whip around of a few other buildings and then headed out of town. September is the month of pilgrimage for Saint Rosalie and pilgrims walk up the hill to the church built over her grotto. The really devoted walk on their knees. The road is now paved with stones so this would be excruciating . It takes 2 hours to walk up and 1 1/2 to walk back down. We drove up but still had to climb the ...
... time in 24 hours we were reminded that we should always double check hours! Even though it was early we decided to return to Monreale and relax. We also took advantage of the extra time to stop back into the Monreale Cathedral. We were so impressed we had to see it twice. Unfortunately, the tour groups were there en mass. It had been a much lovelier and quieter visit at 8:30 in the morning. We spent the evening on the balcony enjoying the bread, fruit, olives, salami and cheese dron ...
... Monreale and Palermo. After a brief trip to scope out Monreale, the cathedral closed early for the angelus, we stopped at the grocery store before returning to our apartment for the evening. The bread bakery at the foot of our driveway doubled as the local pizzeria, so we had pizza and wine, along with olives for dinner. We watched from the veranda outside our kitchen as evening descended and twilight filled the hills across the ...
This morning Peter, Joe and I were to be ready by 7.00 am as our private driver was taking us to Palermo. Our tour guides was Santo whom Joe met at the airport. We were to be escorted to and from Palermo in an air conditioned Mercedes Benz.
The trip to Palermo took 2 and half hours.
Palermo is the capital of both regions of Sicily and ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool