Tuesday, 8 February 2011

HOMEWORK: Palermo, Sicily

a friend reminded me this morning about our upcoming holiday next month (thanks Lynda!) 

Not that I had forgotten, but it has not been 
at the top of the priority list lately!

We are going on a  22 day sailing trip 
around the Mediterranean. 

This is the ship we will be on and our cabin:
We leave Singapore on March 17 and arrive back on April 12. Have had so much happening recently that I have not given it a lot of thought. So much so that our travel agent (Karin) wrote to me wondering why I had not been in contact about any of the possible side trips we may wish to do.

Sorry Karin!

Too late to book via the shipping line now, so we will have to book once on board or in port. But this is a reminder to me to get on with the homework and start checking on some of our Ports of Call.

and I note that two months from today 
we will be in Palermo, Sicily!
Palermo is Sicily's cultural, economic and touristic capital. It is a city rich in history, culture, art, musicfood. Numerous tourists are attracted to the city for its good Mediterranean weather, its renowned gastronomy and restaurants, its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches, palaces and buildings, and its nightlife and music. 

Palermo is the main Sicilian industrial and commercial center: the main industrial sectors include tourism, services, commerce and agriculture. 

Palermo currently has an international airport, and a significant underground economy. In fact, for cultural, artistic and economic reasons, Palermo was one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean and is now among the top tourist destinations in both Italy and Europe. The city also works through careful redevelopment, preparing to become one of the major cities of Euro-Mediterranean area.

Had a quick check for images on the internet and here are just a few of this beautiful old city:
 Just beautiful.

am now starting to do my homework 
for our next adventure!

thanks Lynda!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the outdoor markets...I know you'll have a lot of fun...and learn lots of new things!