Palermo Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. The International Puppet Museum

    We were not able to find a puppet show to attend and so this became the next best thing. This is a remarkable exhibit of a preserved "popular tradition". There are hundreds of marionettes & hand...

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  • 2. Cattacombe dei Cappuccini

    The Capuchin Catacombs is something to se if you are interested in mumified or emlamed bodies and the art. It was scary to visit at first and those who have a weak stomach are suggested not to go....

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  • 3. Vucciria

    We wandered around the market for a while but it was near the end of the morning so traders were starting to pack up. Compared with the little shops we had used in Cefalu, the quality of fruit and...

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  • 4. Corleone

    With all the money that the European Union has poured into Sicily, it is now easy to speed around the island on good, modern roads. But when old Cliffie lived there, aging Fiat buses were trundling...

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  • 5. Monreale

    Should I say Monreale is 'off the beaten path'? I hope not, as Monreale's Cathedral is the most important single masterpiece anybody should visit while in Palermo. Monreale is just 15 km away from...

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  • 6. Baccarello

    The best beach is called Baccarello where I was lucky enought to see a solar eclipse a few years ago - it is quite a hassle to get to but once there the water is clean and there is also a bar. If you...

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  • 7. Way out west

    Photo taken from the Casa Santa to Erice cable car Trapani and Erice lie 100 kilometres to the west of Palermo - an easy day's outing if you have your own car....

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  • 8. Quintessential Palermo- Ballaro Market

    Located right in the belly on Palermo’s historic quarter, is the Mercato Ballaro. Ballaro is Palermo at its finest, serving up its best eats, drinks, and fresh...

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  • 9. Greek perfection

    Palermo makes a great base for exploring the western part of Sicily. Lots of places are within easy reach for a day trip so whether you have your own transport...

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  • 10. Tindari - oasis of peace and tranquillity!

    Tindari is famous for both impressive Greek ruins of Tyndaris and the sanctuary with the black Madonna.At first go to Patti, from the main square of the city...

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  • 11. Caccamo- A Beautiful Hilltop Town

    Caccamo - on 521m high -is a day trip from Palermo.At first you have to go to Termini Imerese (there is a frequent train service between Palermo and Termini),...

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  • 12. Piazza Indipendenza

    If you’re looking for a quieter spot away from the traffic the Piazza Indipendenza at the south end of the Corsa Vittorio Emanuele makes a good stop. Old men...

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  • 13. Dining on the balcony

    I do not remeber the name of this little restaurant in Via Vittorio Emanuele.Bur it was wonderful to have dinner just out on the balcony overhanging the...

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  • 14. Spend a nice day in a beautiful natural spot...

    When you wanna go to swim or just sunbathe... usually everybody goes to mondello... but if you don't like the crowdy beaches then you can go to "Addaura" or...

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  • 15. Albergo dei Poveri

    This fine building of 1750 must have originally been a palace, although poorhouses were often lavish in those days. (no further info). This one is used for...

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  • 16. Grotta dell`Addura

    This is the place on top of Monte Pellegrino where it is said that Santa Rosalia retreated to be a hermit and where you can see the Church built on top of the...

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  • 17. Monte Pellegrino - View of Palermo

    The particular geological conformation of Monte Pellegrino, not far from Palermo, with sheer rock walls that surround the area, has allowed the local...

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  • 18. Searching for wine and old stones

    Alcamo is a nice small city 60 km west of Palermo, not far from the coast and surrounded by vineyards. The wine produced is the Alcamo DOC, traditionally white...

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  • 19. Shop in Palermo

    Palermo has many small neighbourhoods, and some streets specialise in a certain trade. In this one, not far from the Convent of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, one...

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  • 20. Building in ruins

    Palermo's grand days can still be seen in the city center, as it holds many palazzios and super buildings. Because of the war and lack of money, many are in a...

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  • 21. Don't be afraid of leaving the...

    Don't be afraid of leaving the main streets to dive into the maze of minor alleys in the historical areas of the city. You'll be rewarded with incredible...

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  • 22. SFERO CAVALO

    Sfero Cavalo is about 6 km from Palermo. It is suburb of Palermo with beautiful gulf, full alloas trees, cypress and other vegatation. Life here is more peacful...

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