Sicily - Monreale

by Kimp 16. March 2017 03:54
The Cathedral Santa Maria la Nuova in Monreale Sicily is one of Italy's national treasures. Built from 1172-1189 A.D. in a Norman-Benedictine-Arabic style, the inside contains 130 Biblical Byzantine Mosaic scenes and a very large adjoining Benedictine Monk's Cloister, with 106 column capitals, each hand carved with it's own biblical scene. [More]

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Sicily - Segesta

by Kimp 29. February 2016 21:39
Segesta is in the Western part of Sicily, and will forever be remembered as the small town, that caused the destruction of the mighty Athenian empire, without even firing a single arrow, nor slinging a single sword, nor ever setting foot in Athens. [More]

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Sicily - Erice

by Kimp 29. February 2016 05:21
Erice is on the top of Mount Erice, located on the west coast of Sicily. It is about 750 m (0.5 miles) above the coast, and overlooks the coastal town of Trapani. It's older than recorded history and was always wealthy due to its ability to produce the worlds highest quality Salt, at a time when salt as worth it's weight in gold. [More]

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Sicily - Cefalu

by Kimp 13. February 2016 16:08
The first modern people to settle in Sicily, picked Cefalu, because there was a massive rock located on the coast, which provided a great place to build an impenetrable fortress. [More]

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Sicily - Bagreha

by Kimp 23. November 2012 04:20
Bagreha is an upper class suburb of Palermo Sicily. In the 1600's and 1700's wealthy citizens built large summer villa's there, to get out of Palermo's sweltering summer heat. If you had a house up there, then you were somebody. [More]

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Sicily - Palermo

by Kimp 22. November 2012 04:13
Sicily was the first melting pot in the world. Over the years it has been ruled by many different nationalities (Romans, Greeks, Spaniards, French, Arabs, Italians). But when a new ruler took over, they didn't try to cleanse Sicily of the other nationalities, instead, they learned to live with them in peace. [More]

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