MONREALE – Day Two

We decided to devote the first part of our second day in Monreale to its main attractions: the Cathedral and its Cloister, and the Museo Diocesano.  We started with the Cloister, as  a separate ticket is required,  it was early in the morning, and not many people were there yet.The Cloister is really quite beautiful! …

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MONREALE – DAY ONE

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Susan and I had time to kill, before we could check into our hotel in Monreale, so we stopped in the small city of Partinico for a coffee, and a quick look around.  Within seconds of our stepping out of the car, we found ourselves in…

ALCAMO – Day Three

Our third day in Alcamo was devoted to exploring the city, and visiting some of its main attractions.  Located just off of Piazza Ciullo, the Museum of Contemporary Art is a fun way to spend part of your day.  It is small, so it won’t even take an hour to visit, but it was enjoyable,…

ALCAMO – Day Two

Legend has it that the area in which Alcamo sits was inhabited by people who had escaped the destruction of the city of Troy.  The city of Alcamo itself was founded in 828 by a Muslim commander named Al-Kamuk — hence the name.Among the evidence of the town’s Arabic heritage is the old Arabic fountain,…