I'll have my icecream in a bun please!

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The front of Teatro Massimo

As it was a late night last night we were all thankful for a good lie in in the morning so it was quite late before we headed off. Went for a drive to Monreale to see the cathedral. Unfortunately the cathedral wasn't open for another hour so we sat at the cafe and had a quick lunch. The cathedral is covered in 6340 square metres of mosaics which is quite a sight to see. From this town you get an excellent view over Palermo as you might see from our photos. We walked around the town for a bit, but there really isn't much else there apart from the view of the city and the cathedral.


By the time we had made our way back down to Palermo Francesco and his friends had made plans or us all to meet up at the beach and enjoy the hot weather.

The beach was quite small so it was jam packed with people sunbathing, playing beach volleyball or kicking the football. There wasn't too many people swimming because the water was quite cold, but we took a quick dip to cool off before lazing around on the beach for a while. Eventually the sun and the warmth started to fade, so we headed back into the city to get cleaned up.


We went out to dinner at about 8.30 to a great little Pizzeria just around the back of where Francesco lived. It was a very busy place and fair dues as the pizzas were great. We were very full from the meal and quite tired from all the travelling so we thought we'd go for a little walk around and then head back to get some sleep, but Francesco had other ideas. He'd arranged with a few others to meet up for some gelati so shortly after we were getting picked up to go and experience what they say is one of the top gelati places in Palermo.


What they didn't tell us is that we'd be getting the gelati – 2 big scoops and something else on top – served in a sweet bun. Sounds strange but it's really nice, much better than a cone. Despite being full after dinner, we managed to make a little room to fit it in. We also planned to meet at 10 the following morning to head out to the other side of Sicily to spend the day at the beach.

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The front of Teatro Massimo
The front of Teatro Massimo
The mosaic Jesus
The mosaic Jesus
The walls depict old bible stories
The walls depict old bible stories
A great view over Palermo
A great view over Palermo
Our top host Francesco
Our top host Francesco
Palermo
photo by: Jeroenadmiraal