Palermo is the capital of Sicily, spread out at the foot of Mount San Pelegrino, and the largest port on the northwest coast. The city is often called an open-air museum that preserves the treasures of the Roman and Greek empires, as well as the heritage of the original Normans and Arabs.
Palermo’s seething energy manifests itself in everything – an endless stream of cars, brilliant fashionable hotels and restaurants, narrow streets, where residents from neighboring houses can easily say hello walking out onto the balcony, old fountains, a heap of architectural forms from different eras, in sirens of carabinieri cars chasing the mafia. Tourists either forever fall in love with this southern chaos with the smell of salty sea and oranges, or never come back here again.
Palermo is a city of palaces, churches and monasteries. What sins the locals wanted to repent by building so many houses of God, they know only. Continue reading
Rhodes is one of the most popular Greek islands. In ancient times, it was located on trade routes. Due to its favorable geographical position, the island was repeatedly captured. At different times, it was owned by Turks, Hellenes, Phoenicians, Persians and Knights of the Order of the Ioannites, therefore, in Rhodes, a mixture of different cultures is still felt. It manifests itself in architecture, the mentality of its inhabitants and even gastronomic habits.
The island received its name in honor of a nymph named Rhodes, who was the beloved of the sun god Helios. In honor of their patron, the islanders erected the Colossus – one of the “Seven Wonders of the World.” The height of the statue exceeded 35m. However, due to a strong earthquake in 222 (226) BC. Continue reading
Palma de Mallorca is the main city of the island of Mallorca and the capital of the autonomous Balearic Islands, which includes the famous resorts of Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera. There is an atmosphere of peace and prosperity. The locals are friendly, the landscapes fascinate with natural beauties, the sea sparkles in the sun, the cleanest beaches are always ready to receive guests.
The royal seed likes to relax here, and a sailing regatta for the King of Spain cup is timed to her visit. She regularly collects the European elite.
Palma de Mallorca is located in the Palm Bay, whose length is 25 km and a width of 20 km. It is considered one of the most picturesque in Europe.
History Continue reading