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Somewhere Between the Ritz and the Chince   
   

Somewhere Between the Ritz and the Chince

Hotel Sicilia Place was moderatly priced (40e) was clean with private bathroom, and window with balcony that looked out on the busy street. It was just what I wanted ! I look forward to returning. hmmmmm wish I was there now.
Palermo

October 17th 2006
it was in the early 1890's, my great grandpa must have looked at this scene for the last time in his life, as the ship he, his wife and 8 children were on sailed out of Palermo, never to return. They emigrated to the USA, arriving in the port of New Orleans. Just north of Hammond, across from Lake Poncentrain, in 1892, my grandfather was born. Although this was my 2nd time here, it was my first ... read more
Europe » Italy

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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