Hello, everyone! I continue my journey through Sicily.
Today the plan is what follows:
I will visit a mysterious cave in the rock of particular importance for inhabitants of Palermo.
The Sicilian guards will show me what souvenirs to bring from Sicily.
Finally, I will say goodbye to Sicily in Messina.
Trip in the Palermo’s area
On a mountain not far from Palermo, there is a strange church, which is really a big cave.
It is the sanctuary of St. Rosalia – the patron saint of Palermo. You can see from these pictures how she is worshiped by the citizens.
St. Rosalia has been believed to be the miraculous defender of Palermo against invaders. However, as you can see, she can help if you want to stop smoking, win a championship in soccer or get the master degree.
This guy looks like my personal patron saint.
Sicily craft gifts
Near the sanctuary, I met these guys. The knights I met several times in Sicily are examples of typical regional products and perfect souvenirs. The dolls are produced especially in the area of via Orologio in Palermo, where you can see also some theatrical performances the puppets play in.
They offered to show me what I can bring back from Palermo. I hope to find something special for my Lovely Weasel. Just have a look
From Palermo, I took the train to Messina.
Waiting for the train which was to take me back I had time to visit some places.
“Excuse me, kind Sir, which way should I go?”
“Thanks buddy.” This church has been built by Normans.
Who is the king of the jungle?
How to get from Sicily to Italy?
Together with the entire train, I have been loaded on the board of a ferry from Messina to the continental part of Italy. Here is the last glimpse at Sicily from the ferry…
Oh boy, I will miss it…
On the other hand, when one story finishes…
another one starts…
I’m looking forward to the next adventures.
And in this way, I finished my holidays in Sicily. I hope to come back one day.
Metody the bear.