2015-07-14 Yacht Club Del Mediterrano, Palermo, Sicily

Today we set off for a day of sightseeing around Palemo
Today we set off for a day of sightseeing around Palemo
We enter the old town by the Porta Felice
We enter the old town by the Porta Felice
Susie in front of a fountain of white horses near Porta Felice
Susie in front of a fountain of white horses near Porta Felice
We watch as nougat is being prepared by the locals
We watch as nougat is being prepared by the locals
The hop on hop off buses are always worthwhile taking when visiting a new city
The hop on hop off buses are always worthwhile taking when visiting a new city
Santa Maria della Catena, a 16th Century Catalan Gothic Church
Santa Maria della Catena, a 16th Century Catalan Gothic Church
The local market with wall to wall umbrellas to protect their produce from the searing summer heat
The local market with wall to wall umbrellas to protect their produce from the searing summer heat
The Palazzo dei Normanni was built by the Arabs over the ruins of a Punic fortress and then later it became the Royal Palace
The Palazzo dei Normanni was built by the Arabs over the ruins of a Punic fortress and then later it became the Royal Palace

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The Palermo Cathedral was built in 1184 on the site of an ancient basilica
The Palermo Cathedral was built in 1184 on the site of an ancient basilica

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The Neo-Classical Teatro Politeama Garibaldi
The Neo-Classical Teatro Politeama Garibaldi
Plenty of fresh produce at the daily market in Palermo
Plenty of fresh produce at the daily market in Palermo

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The main street of east Palermo is Corso Vittorio Emanuele with it's festival lights
The main street of east Palermo is Corso Vittorio Emanuele with it’s festival lights
Susie organises a sweet bib for her grandson
Susie organises a sweet bib for her grandson
In the evening we happen to come across a lovely restaurant called Gagini
In the evening we happen to come across a lovely restaurant called Gagini
The decor in Gagini was modern and elagant
The decor in Gagini was modern and elagant
The delicious assortment of breads was presented in an attractive wooden box
The delicious assortment of breads was presented in an attractive wooden box
A complimentary starter arrived in a jar
A complimentary starter arrived in a jar
We shared a few interesting beautifully presented seafood starters
We shared a few interesting beautifully presented seafood starters

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It is great to catch up on all the news from home with our friends
It is great to catch up on all the news from home with our friends
Wonderfully presented fish was my choice this evening
Wonderfully presented fish was my choice this evening
Ric chose the amazing pork dish
Ric chose the amazing pork dish
The side dish of vegetables also looked amazing
The side dish of vegetables also looked amazing
The bread chef was very proud of his bread
The bread chef was very proud of his bread
The chocolate dessert was to die for !!
The chocolate dessert was to die for !!
The festival lights were shining brightly in the main street
The festival lights were shining brightly in the main street 
We joined the crowds of people lining the main street to get a glimpse of the statue of the patron saint Rosalia as the procession came near
We joined the crowds of people lining the main street to get a glimpse of the statue of the patron saint Rosalia as the procession came near
Rosalia is the patron saint of Palermo and for over 390 years the city has been paying tribute to her with a festival in mid July
Rosalia is the patron saint of Palermo and for over 390 years the city has been paying tribute to her with a festival in mid July
The festivities continue with dancers on a well lit stage
The festivities continue with dancers on a well lit stage
Once safely back at the boat the fireworks begin - what a day!!
Once safely back at the boat the fireworks began – what a day!!

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