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Chiesa di Santa Caterina

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  • Day80

    Sicile Express

    December 19, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    36 heures, c'est ce à quoi le nouveau plan de confinement italien a réduit notre passage en Sicile... Juste le temps de flâner quelques heures à Palerme (une ville hyper contrastée où les coins touristiques branchés laissent place aux quartiers delabrés, anarchiques et jonchés d'ordures en l'espace de deux ruelles) avant de gagner le port de Pozzallo sur fond de ciel rose-orangé surréaliste où nous attend le Saint Jean Paul II (notre bateau)... on passe Noël à Malte !Read more

  • Day116

    Shock! Horror! Shame!

    February 20, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    The Praetorian Palace is so named because it has always housed the cities administration and is now the Town Hall / Palermo mayor's office, whence Piazza Pretoria and Fontana Pretoria.

    The fountain ws designed by by Francesco Camilliani for a private villa but bought by the Town Council and erected in front of the Town Hall in 1573. The basin is decorated with more than 50 statues of all kinds of animals, monsters, harpies, sirens and tritons. Many of them are depicted without clothes which outraged and shocked the locals so much that they "Fontana della Vergogna". (But they still kept this Fountain of Shame).

    Goethe, visiting Sicily in 1787, was appalled.
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  • Day116

    Play-tex time

    February 20, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    I have nothing to say about this, other than to point out to parents' of prospective pupils that they may be confident of plenty of support being provided in the classroom.

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Chiesa di Santa Caterina