Hotel Villa Archirafi
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Perfect stay for two ladies. Close to everything, comfortable and great staff.
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I am here! My connection in Rome was delayed by an hour, and my baggage did not make the connection like I was told it would, but hey ho, there is little I can do now! Martino and Margarita welcomed me with open arms, I felt like a part of the family since I got here at 11:00 on Saturday 8/08/15. I met mantas, the workawayer I replaced, from Lithuania, and together we finished the days jobs straight away. Margarita made us pane con pomodoro e ...
... at 1 pm.
A quick walk brought us to the church and its adjacent monastery where we could do the entire tour before closure. d
The other attraction of Cefalu is the Temple of Diana at the top of the hill in the middle of the city.
It is an archeological site where there are remnants of old civilization and most importantly you climb almost 200 metres and get a spectacular view over the city from the height. It was well worth the climb.
... Anyway we decided to go by train to Palermo - trying to avoid the nightmare of finding a parking spot. Car drive was only to Santa Flavia Railway station which was 5 min from our 'home'. Train took 15 minutes to bring us to the middle of Palermo.
From there we had a walking tour from the guide books we brought with us. So first stop was the cathedral. Like most people will admit, much more ...
... to remember everything but nevertheless very friendly. Nice location, nice house with a small kitchen, sitting room, pool, ...
So after settling in and reshuffling the cloths from biking to non-biking we took a small dip in the pool to cool down and then went to try the car in the smaller villages. There is a nice fisher village just close to Santa Flavia where we went. You only have this in Sicily I think. Beaches with lots of Italians, scooters ...