Al Lago Verde
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Today we are in Palermo, we docked about 10 am and we went off at noon for a drive around the city. Palermo is the 5th largest city in Italy with a population of about 1 million. We drove around looking at the notable buildings and then went to Mt.Pellegrino. Although it was a Sunday there was still a lot of traffic and there must have been a motorcycle rally on the mountains as there must have been about two hundred bikes coming towards us. The narrow ...
... the front comes in, so a quick run around the old town was in order. Pleasantly surprised once we were pacing out as some very interesting old buildings and very lush gardens. We even managed to get a special shot of a local beauty specially for Steve Dacosta!! Apologies if it offends anybody else but could not miss the opportunity. Alison and Scott stay on board and plan their next adventure - off to Venice for a few days ...
We went up and had another lovely breakfast. The breakfast room was packed. We didn't have to check out of this hotel until 12:00 so we walked to the Vucciria market. It was great fun. The market wasn't quite as nice as several we have seen, but interesting. The fish stalls are always the most fun.
We got back to our room at 10:30 and just relaxed. We couldn't pick up the rental car until 1:00 so ...
... Palace to view it but we opted out. We have seen many, many palaces in our travels. Instead, we went to the church St. John's of the Hermits. This is one of the most outstanding medieval buildings in Palermo. The church itself was built between 1130 adn 1148. It is standing on the site of a pre-existing underground natural spring and cave. Originally this church had been a pagan building. Then in 581, it became ...
... as we all do. I guess it could be said it is kind of grotesque but for me it was very interesting as well. Next was a place called Monreale, or Royal Mount(ain). It is a mount at the back of Palermo on which stands a cathedral built by William 2 of Sicily. He was a good king who gave back to the people and was appreciated and loved by all. He still is today. Sicily was captured from the (Saracens, Mores, Arabs, Muslims, - the words are interchangeable because of their ...