PALERMO – Day 2 – Part 2

As Susan and I left the Zisa area of the city, and headed back towards the center of town, we decided to meander our way back — meaning, we had no idea where we were, but we did know the general direction in which we had to travel, so we plowed on, full steam ahead. …

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PALERMO – Day 2 – Part 1

All one has to do is to walk through the winding streets of this incredible city, in order to see evidence of its amazing history.  Since its founding, in 734 BC, Palermo has been under the rule of much of the world’s greatest powers.  For a while, the city belonged to Carthage.  Then, it was…

PALERMO – Day 1

There is nothing worse than arriving at the airport for a flight, only to find out that the said flight actually took off two hours earlier than expected.  This is what happened when Susan and I arrived at Fiumicino Airport, for our flight to Palermo.  Apparently, Vueling Airlines changed the time of the flight.  We…

FIUMICINO

When most people think of Fiumicino, they automatically think of the airport that services Roma and its environs.  I had one day to spend in Lazio, before heading down to Sicily, and instead of going into the city of Roma, which I would be visiting later in the trip, I decided to spend the day…