elsashen0529The Norman Palace is really inconspicuous from the outside. We almost missed it. The most interesting thing here is the Palatine Chapel, which is really a chapel built with gold, and there are gold mosaics everywhere. ! This palace is a fusion of Byzantine style! Unfortunately the room is not open in winter
泰宁根吴承恩Ortigia City is especially suitable for slowing down and strolling around, experiencing the life of the locals, strolling through the streets of the old city, walking through the gravel roads, looking at the buildings, seeing Zeng Dekuang, and visiting small shops . Find a restaurant or cafe to rest when you’re tired, it’s very good
系统错误提示In the evening, I did a cable car from the town to the beach to see Bella Island. It is a protected island that will not let visitors approach it. The island cannot be reached on foot. Although it is really possible to go on foot, the sun is not very light in the evening. Good, and it will be colder and windy
elsashen0529The underground treasure of Palermo Cathedral is really worth exploring. It contains a lot of religious treasures. It is really a treasure, with the bishop's crown, studded with jewels, and inlaid with gold, as well as many religious artifacts. It's all made of metal, a very wealthy church
E42***23beautiful place! blue sky and white cliff! climbing up is fun! your clothes might get some white powders too.inconvenient to go by bus. they have some private cab near arigento train station. price varies! at first they said eur 70 round trip... eventually eur50... however, they charged us eur80 at last! :(better drive!
Piazza del Duomo SiracusaProvince of Syracuse,Italy
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OrtigiaProvince of Syracuse,Italy
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Quattro CantiProvince of Palermo,Italy
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Cattedrale di MonrealeProvince of Palermo,Italy
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Villa BonannoProvince of Palermo,Italy
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Spiaggia di MondelloProvince of Palermo,Italy
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Salcantay, Salkantay or Sallqantay is the highest peak in the Vilcabamba mountain range, part of the Peruvian Andes. It is located in the Cusco Region, about 60 km west-northwest of the city of Cusco. It is the 38th-highest peak in the Andes, and the twelfth-highest in Peru. However, as a range highpoint in deeply incised terrain, it is the second most topographically prominent peak in the country, after Huascarán. Directly to the north of Salkantay lies Machu Picchu, which is at the end of a ridge that extends down from this mountain. Viewed from Machu Picchu's main sundial, the Southern Cross is above Salkantay's summit when at its highest point in the sky during the rainy season. The Incas associated this alignment with concepts of rain and fertility, and considered Salkantay to be one of the principal deities controlling weather and fertility in the region west of Cuzco.
Accommodation offered in Catania's Historic City Centre.
I loved the Siracusa trip as it was wonderful.
Getting There - quite easy
Attractions - many
Hotels - a lot to choose from
Food & Restaurants - good
The most important part I recommend is that here Andrea Bocelli has a wonderful concert
#holidayvacation Palermo is a city of southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is in the northwest of the island of Sicily, by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The city was founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians as Ziz. Palermo then became a possession of Carthage. Two Greek colonies were established, known collectively as Panormos or "All-Port"; the Carthaginians used this name on their coins after the 5th century BC. As Panormus, the town became part of the Roman Republic and Empire for over a thousand years. From 831 to 1072 the city was under Arab rule during the Emirate of Sicily when the city first became a capital.
#holidayvacation Tindari, ancient Tyndaris or Tyndarion, is a small town, frazione in the comune of Patti and a Latin Catholic titular see. The monumental ruins of ancient Tyndaris are a main attraction for visitors and excavations are continuing to reveal more parts of the city. The monumental ruins of ancient Tyndaris are a main attraction for visitors and excavations are continuing to reveal more parts of the city.
Tindari has a famous sanctuary and is also famous for the poem Vento a Tindari, written by Salvatore Quasimodo. Ancient Tyndaris was strategically situated on its prominent hill overlooking the wide bay of the Tyrrhenian Sea bounded by the Punta di Milazzo on the east, and the Capo Calavà on the west.
It was one of the latest of all the cities in Sicily that could claim a purely Greek origin, having been founded by the elder Dionysius in 396 or 395 BC. The original settlers were the remains of the Messenian exiles, who had been driven from Naupactus, Zacynthus, and the Peloponnese by the Spartans after the close of the Peloponnesian War. These had at first been established by Dionysius at Messana, when he repeopled that city; but the Spartans having taken umbrage at this, he transferred them to the site of Tyndaris, which had previously been included in the territory of Abacaenum.
#mynovgetaway Noto is a city in southeastern Sicily, Italy. It’s known for its baroque architecture, including the reconstructed 18th-century Noto Cathedral. Across the street is the Palazzo Ducezio, now the town hall, with the Hall of Mirrors embellished by gilding and stuccos. Nearby, the Palazzo Nicolaci has richly decorated balconies. Resembling a triumphal arch, the 19th-century Porta Reale marks the entrance to the city. The old town, Noto Antica, lies 8 kilometres (5 mi) directly north on Mount Alveria. A city of Sicel origin, it was known as Netum in ancient times. In 263 BCE the city was granted to Hiero II by the Romans. According to legend, Daedalus stayed in the city after his flight over the Ionian Sea, as did Hercules after his seventh task. During the Roman era, it opposed the magistrate Verres.
A view of Noto Town Hall.
In 866 it was conquered by the Muslims, who elevated the city to become a capital of one of the three districts of the island (the Val di Noto). In 1091, it became the last Islamic stronghold in Sicily to fall to the Christians.Later it became a rich Norman city.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, the city was home to several notable intellectual figures, including Giovanni Aurispa, jurists Andrea Barbazio and Antonio Corsetto, as well as architect Matteo Carnelivari and composer Mario Capuana. In 1503 king Ferdinand III granted it the title of civitas ingeniosa ("Ingenious City"). In the following centuries, the city expanded, growing beyond its medieval limits, and new buildings, churches and convents were built.
#mynovgetaway The sculpture, in the shape of an archetype symbol, the maze, is a physical and inner way, where once we get in, is impossible not to cross it all. The art work is connected to the past, to the classic culture, to the birth, to the first education of the life. Through a natural passage, you get into the maze and exit from the maze, such as the man that, in the time, has entered and exited from the earth scene. Who gets in the maze, ask questions to himself that regard the own existence, in a place and a timeless dimension in which it’s impossible don’t think. The maze is reflection, is spirituality that derives from a kind of "maternity", expressed in a concentric tangle of circles culminating in an aspiration to the sublime. A journey that seems inside the earth but it’s under the sky, where the center is the life, the ancient source represented by a shiny metallic slab in the center of the spiral, metaphor of the Mother Nature and the mystery of the fecundation.
Marzamemi has an exotic flair to it. It started as a fishing village and continues the tradition today. But Marzememi, unlike many other towns in Sicily, doesn't have Greek roots; rather it was founded by the Arabs and originally called Marsa' al Hamen (which translates as "harbour of the turtle doves"). The romantic name lends itself nicely to the town, which looks more like a Moroccan or Arab setting than an Italian one. The stone block buildings clustered around wide piazzas punctuated with archways and splashed with turquoise-painted doors and windows are charming.
Marzamemi started as a town for tuna fishing and packing, a trade it continues in an artisanal form today. The old "tonnara" still stands on the shore, used now for special events, while food producers in the modern part of town pack tuna and smoked swordfish in various forms. Marinated anchovies and even salami made from tuna are produced here, continuing long traditions. The natural harbour was important during the Middle Ages, not just for its fishing fleet but for ships carrying wine from Sicily to Genova.
The compact town centers on the sea, with a wide piazza that holds the cathedral, the old tonnara and the town's main palazzo. Off of it, what served as fishermen's houses line up with charming effect. There are several outdoor cafes and a striking atmosphere to enjoy. Marzememi is just above the southern tip of Sicily and there are lots of great beaches in the area. To the north is the Vendicari Nature Reserve, which sees a host of migratory birds pass through#mynovgetaway