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Palermo tour part 2 – Mosaics & Markets, strolling in Norman footsteps

This tour takes us to one of the most important places for us Normans, the Norman Palace with Cappella Palatina. After that random strolling in Palermo excluding the old markets as honestly they are not like before, but found a very nice food market close to the courthouse where I eat the classical Sicilian Anellini pasta on Sunday.

This walking tour goes: Porta Nuova – Palazzo Dei Normanni with Cappella Palatina and Giardini Reali – Porta Felice – Market – Courthouse – Market

Palermo tour part 1 – From the ground to roof tops in the Norman steps

The day in Palermo was sun, clouds, rain and colors shifting like the rest of Sicily. Due to own Norman DNA I followed most in the Norman footsteps, but also many other important sites to see. Walking as follows:Politeama, Teatro Massimo, Quattro Canti, Fontana Pretoria and Palermo Cathedral.

Palermo city central is closed to traffic or has very limited traffic, so it has become a delight to just stroll around different sites to see with wine and food paus spots in every corner and street. Part two coming soon!

Palazzolo Acreide – Europes longest balcony, perhaps in the world

Palazzolo Acreide is a small town just one hour south of Catania, 670 m.a.s.l with 8700 inhabitants. Learned recently it is not just any town, it actually has the longest balcony in Europe, perhaps longest in the world.
30 meters long with 27 masks called “Cognoli” in Sicilian, meaning “shameful boys” laughing at you passing by.

This small town is up hills and down hills with small baroque filled alleys one should not miss to walk around when visiting Sicily.

Caccamo – The famous medieval castle & stunning views

Caccamo is located quite close to Palermo. A small town with a very famous Medieval castle built 12th century and the main attraction. The castle is one of the largest and most well preserved Norman castles in Italy and was bought by the Region of Sicily 1963. By that time it was in ruins and restoration works started 1974. Caccamo offers stunning views and a perfect location to arrive before sunset for a nice dinner.


Caccamo ligger ganska nära Palermo. En liten stad med ett mycket känt medeltida slott byggt på 1100-talet som är huvudattraktionen. Slottet är ett av de största och mest välbevarade normandiska slotten i Italien och köptes av Sicilianska regionen 1963. Vid den tiden låg det i ruiner och restaureringsarbeten påbörjades 1974. Caccamo erbjuder fantastisk utsikt och ett perfekt läge att anlända före solnedgången för en trevlig middag.

Noto – The capital of Sicilian baroque

Visiting Noto which is a main part of the so called Baroque Belt going from Ragusa to Syracuse. Approximately 24000 inhabitants with stunning Sicilian baroque architecture, also called “The Baroque Capital”. A small town in the middle of the agricultural zone famous mostly for its lemons.Every May they arrange “Infiorata”, a flower fest. Video will come hopefully next year.Noto is listed in the UNESCO world heritage list since 2002.


Besöker Noto som är en huvuddel av det så kallade barockbältet som går från Ragusa till Sirakusa. Cirka 24000 invånare med fantastisk siciliansk barockarkitektur, även kallad “The Baroque Capital”. En liten stad mitt i jordbrukszonen känd mest för sina citroner. Varje Maj arrangerar de “Infiorata”, en blomsterfest. Video kommer förhoppningsvis nästa år. Noto finns med på Unescos världsarvslista sedan 2002.

Sciacca – Like walking in a museum

Visited in January a beautiful marina town in the very south of Sicily. Hill side town with stunning sea view and famous for the thermal baths. The old part is like walking in an open museum.


Besökte i Januari en vacker småbåtshamnstad i södra Sicilien. Stad på en kulle med fantastisk havsutsikt och känd för termalbaden. Den gamla delen är som att gå i ett öppet museum.

Borgo Parrini, A fantasy village

Fantasy village with mosaics, majolica and colored glass, bright facades with an explosion of colorful flowering plants. Initiator is Giuseppe Gaglio, with origins of Borgo Parrini who started restoring the abandoned houses inspired from Barcelona for love for the famous Spanish artist and architect Gaudi. The project started late 1990 and in 25 years arrived to this. “Parrini” is in Sicilian dialect and means priests, and they are still called that today.


Fantasiby med mosaik, majolika och färgat glas, färgglada fasader med en explosion av färgglada blommande växter. Initiativtagare är Giuseppe Gaglio, med ursprung från Borgo Parrini som började restaurera de övergivna husen inspirerad från Barcelona med förkärlek till den berömda spanska konstnären och arkitekten Gaudi. Projektet startade sent 1990 och nu efter 25 år blivit detta. Parrini är siciliansk dialekt och betyder präster, och de kallas så fortfarande idag.

Walking Tour, Ortigia Syracuse Part 2

Welcome to the second part of Walking Tour in Ortigia. Here we start at shopping street Corso Giacomo Matteotti, and go: – Via Cavour – Piazza Duomo with two very importants churces. To see inside watch the video of three Santa Lucia locations in Syracuse. – Piazzetta San Rocco with Palazzo Magliaccio – Aretusa Fountain – Via Roma – Diana Fountain – Maniace Fortress


Välkommen till andra delen av Walking Tour i Ortigia. Här börjar vi på shoppinggatan Corso Giacomo Matteotti, och går: – Via Cavour – Piazza Duomo med två viktiga kyrkor. För att se insidan se videon Three Santa Lucia locations in Syracuse. – Piazzetta San Rocco with Palazzo Magliaccio – Aretusa Fountain – Via Roma – Diana Fountain – Maniace Fortress.

Walking Tour, Ortigia Syracuse – Part 1

This video was supposed to be out 1,5 months ago. But due to technical issues it had to be moved and re-done. Therefor my wool cape. LOL!

Here we visit Ortigia island in Syracusa. We start by the daily market and go: – Temple of Apollo – Via Resalibera; cute alley’s to the seaside – Seaside Lungomare Levante – Forte San Giovanello – Via Vittorio Veneto – Palazzo Impellizzeri

Part 2 coming soon! Working on it….


Den här videon skulle vara ute för 1,5 månader sedan. Men på grund av tekniska problem måste den flyttas och göras om. Därför min ullcape. LOL!

Här besöker vi ön Ortigia i Syracusa. Vi börjar med den dagliga marknaden och går: Temple of Apollo – Via Resalibera; cute alley’s to the seaside – Seaside Lungomare Levante – Forte San Giovanello – Via Vittorio Veneto – Palazzo Impellizzeri

Del 2 kommer inom kort! Jobbar på den…

Medieval Sicily | Montalbano di Elicona

Visiting a very interesting medieval village in the north-east Sicilian mountains, perfect for day trip. Famous for it’s castle and being awarded 2015 as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

NOTE! Vertical filming will be less, (but in some tiny alley’s necessary), I’m learning! Thank you for your patience.


Besöker en mycket intressant medeltida by i de nordöstra sicilianska bergen, perfekt för dagsutflykt. Känd för sitt slott och tilldelats pris 2015 som en av de vackraste byarna i Italien.

NOTERA! Vertikal filmning kommer att bli mindre, (men i några små gränder nödvändigt), jag lär mig! Tack för ditt tålamod.

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