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Oct 5, 2004 - Palermo

We arrived in Palermo at 6.45, having got up early again we were able to see it in the early hours with lights still ablaze and it made a lovely docking. This city is the capital of Sicily its origins were mostly violent, they were occupied in the 4th & 5th century BC and built a wall to protect it from the Greeks. The Romans took control after a long siege in 245BC. We took a tour to Cefalu a small village about 1 hour from Palermo to visit the Duomo Del Cristo Pantocratore which is a Cathedral, very plain on the outside but the Altar...

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May 22, 2004 - Did the Sicilians lose the recipe for a good cappuccino?

On to Nothern Sicily we hit the town of Cefalu, a pleasant coastal town with a towering Duomo, a nice beach, and wandering streets. Then, onto Palermo, the capital of Sicily. We received so much information about the filth, trash and crumbling buildings, we were prepared for the worst but discovered a decently squared-away city. The one thing they both had in common was a major downgrade on our daily pleasure, the cappuccino. It went to weak, milky coffee.

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