TRAPANI – DAY ONE

Susan had arranged for us to pick up our rental car from the airport, outside of Palermo.  Of course, what we didn’t know at the time was that they were in the process of changing the car rental offices at the airport, and while some had already moved to a new location, others hadn’t.  The…

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PALERMO – Day 4

It is impossible to see everything that a city like Palermo has to offer in only four days.  There were a few things left on my “must-do” list — visiting the city’s Cathedral among the most important, at least for me.  We chose to take back roads to the Cathedral, instead of using the easy…

PALERMO – Day 3 – Part 2

La Magione, or the Basilica della Santissima Trinita del Cancelliere, is one of the oldest churches in Palermo.  Even though the church existed in 1191, the portal through which one enters the property was not erected until 1717.  This is a beautiful building, done in the Arabic-Norman style.  Take a moment, and visit the lovely…

PALERMO – Day 3 – Part 1

The Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele, in Piazza Verdi, is the largest opera house in all of Italy.  It is the third largest in Europe.  This is the theater that one sees at the end of the movie “The Godfather — Part 3.”  A short distance away is the Quattro Canti, or Piazza Vigliena.  This piazza is…