Farmhouse Saint Thorn House

Address: via Spinasanta 210, Palermo, Sicily, 90147, Italy | Ranch
 
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    Travel Blogs from Palermo

    The bottom of Italy’s boot

    A travel blog entry by arilauraharold on Jan 29, 2015

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    ... one of the most amazing places here. In text format, a 4th centaury Roman villa sounds about as exciting as a rectal exam. Saying it has spectacular mosaics from the era is on about the same level. To then arrive with bus loads of American tourists did nothing to help its situation. Luckily, this place was actually amazing. With rooms upon rooms of remarkably detailed mosaics depicting hunts, wars, bikini clad Olympians and some other raunchy affairs ...

    Arena in Syracuse

    A travel blog entry by rland on Jan 07, 2015

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    ... of the games, wooden beams would have been placed across these and the gladiators would stand on them. They would attempt to push each other off. The unlucky one would fall into the pit which would be filled with water and crocodiles or a wild animal. These sort of games no doubt came from Rome where this sort of fighting was seen as the best form of ...

    Greek/ Roman Amphitheater

    A travel blog entry by rland on Jan 06, 2015

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    ... it to their liking with concrete, roman brick, and the ornate Corinthian columns. I feel it showed how Romans believed their ideas were the best so they completely redid the decorations set forth by the Greeks. The Romans were known for loving their events in theaters and arenas. Once in Sicily, this tradition did not end. I'm sure they redid this theater to give Romans there the same taste of what they had in ...

    Capella Palatina

    A travel blog entry by rland on Jan 04, 2015

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    ... is opened because He has entered the world. His right hand is in a traditional Byzantium gesture meaning silence. He does this because He is saying He is the word and to listen to him. The church is in the typical Arabic-Norman style of Sicily and is quite magnificent. It is also interesting because it shows the merging of various cultures. They put aside any differences and work toward the common ...

    Falcone and Borsellino memorial day

    A travel blog entry by pao.pao on May 23, 2014

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    ... August 1991: he used to say that "the mafia is above all a way of being", and this is way there is the need of a cultural rebellion in order to defeat the mafia. The organization "S.O.S. impresa" - "S.O.S. enterprise" - has estimated that the mafia has earned in the past year about 9 billion of euros - about 12.25 billion of dollars - through racketing more or less 160.000 Italian enterprises. This organization analyzed the interest rates asked by the mafia in different parts of Italy, ...