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Palermo holiday guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

The capital of Sicily is a crumbling film set of a city with unmissable architecture, vivid street life, and a great choice of alfresco restaurants and bars

Ferry route Tunis-Italy

Ferry route Tunis-Italy

Rosalia Lombardo was an Italian child born in 1918 in Palermo, Sicily. She died of pneumonia on December 6, 1920. Rosalia's father, General Lombardo, was sorely grieved upon her death, so he approached Alfredo Salafia, a noted embalmer, to preserve her. Her body was one of the last corpses to be admitted to the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo in Sicily. Thanks to Salafia's embalming techniques, the body was well-preserved. X-rays of the body show that all the organs are remarkably intact…

This is one of the best-preserved bodies in the world. Her name is Rosalia Lombardo, her eyes are slightly open, and she’s a Sicilian two-year-old who died of pneumonia in Her body was embalmed and placed in the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo.

According to a pious legend, St. Olivia was described as a ravishing beauty of 13 years when Saracens captured her at Palermo, Sicily in the 9th century. She was deported to Tunis where she began to perform miracles and convert Muslims to Christianity.  Exasperated Muslim authorities arrested, ...

Saint Olivia was described as a ravishing beauty when captured by Saracens at When she died, her soul was seen to fly to heaven in the form of a dove.

Cars belonging to Tunisian immigrants wait at the port to board the ferry that connects Palermo and Tunis

Heavily loaded

Cars belonging to Tunisian immigrants wait at the port to board the ferry that connects Palermo and Tunis

Carved figures on Porta Nuova, Palermo, Sicilia.    This gateway to the city was erected in 1535 as a triumphal arch to commemorate Charles V’s victory in Tunis.

Carved figures on Porta Nuova, Palermo, Sicilia. This gateway to the city was erected in 1535 as a triumphal arch to commemorate Charles V’s victory in Tunis.

2014 ist vorbei. Es kommt mir vor wie gestern, dass wir Sommer hatten und ich in einem weißen Kleid aus der Kirche kam. So viel ist passiert dieses Jahr. Es war wunderbar. Das Jahr startete mit einer Kreuzfahrt duchs westliche Mittelmeer mit der AIDAsol. 7 Tage. Mallorca, Tunis, Valetta, Palermo, Barcelona. Wunderbar wars. Viele schöne Ecken gesehen. Tolles Essen gehabt. Zeit zu zweit. Die erste Hälfte des Jahres stand dann auch unter dem Motto Hochzeitsvorbereitungen. Es war eine aufregende…

So war mein 2014. (+ PL Freebie

MOROCCO, May 1943: Members of the 301st Bomber group, USAAF, in Casablanca, from where they carry out bombing missions on Tunis, Bizerte, Naples and Palermo//Robert Capa

World War II. May Members of the United States Air Force Bomber group in Casablanca, from where they carry out bombing missions on Tunis, Bizerte, Naples and Palermo.

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