Palermo – a mere mention of the capital of Sicily conjures up images from its long, colorful and rather violent history.
If you are on vacation in Palermo then it’s worth dedicating one day to visit Monreale.
Monreale is a little picturesque hill town about 15 km outside of Palermo, Sicily. What attracts tourists to Monreale is the Monreale Cathedral, famed for its glorious golden mosaics.
In 2015, the cathedral of Monreale was granted status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Continue Reading
Mondello beach is the largest, the closest and the most popular beach around Palermo and probably the most crowded one. It was built up from swamplands in early 1900s but now it’s lined with mansions and villas. Locals assured us, that the several mansions and villas lining the magnificent coastline had a trail of blood and money to hide.Continue Reading
Everything looks so quiet and peaceful in this tiny Sicilian village, but an unexplained fear still follows you during your stay in Corleone. Just at the thought that this territory was once rooled by mafia your body starts shivering with the feeling that someone is watching your steps.
Even after the elimination of mafia in 2006 and the arrest of ‘capo mafia’ Bernardo Provenzano after an astonishing 43 years on the run, the shadows of the Sicilian Mafia still refuse to leave the city.Continue Reading