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Cloisters Of Monreale  
   

Cloisters Of Monreale

The cloister with pointed arches and carved columns decorated with mosaics.
It's Good To Be The King

June 24th 2007
Palermo was sizzling. The Scirocco (winds) from North Africa are blowing and temperatures were going up and up (and yes sand is in the air). We are averaging about 2-3 water bottles per day minimum each. Blackouts are becoming a common theme due to the overload of the electrical system because of widespread A/C use. But all is not lost....the A/C in our Golf continues to work like a charm. ... read more
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Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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