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In the City; On an island; Near water
At the end of the boot of Italy you will find the beautiful island of Sicily. The capital of the island is Palermo. The island has always played an important role in the economy and culture of Europe because of its strategic location in the Mediterranean. Sicily has many monuments, left by the various peoples who have tried to conquer the island over the centuries. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and has a mild climate. In Sicily you will find the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, as well as many small islands situated not far from the coast. Active volcanoes such as Mount Etna and Stromboli, high mountains and beautiful valleys are characteristic of the Sicilian countryside and help make Sicily one of the most beautiful and unforgettable tourist destinations in Europe. The accommodation is situated in the center of the historic old city of Palermo. From your accommodation you can see many historic buildings, monuments and museums. Examples include the Basilica of San Domenico, which is one of the most beautiful baroque churches of Palermo, and the Piazza (square) Marina, originally located in the old Arab district of Palermo called Kalsa. Kal's Art, a celebration of music, art and culture is held in the vicinity of the hotel in both summer and winter. There are many palaces, churches, gardens and monuments in the district which bear witness to the rich past of this city. A visit to the impressive cathedral of Palermo is worthwhile. Built in 1184, it is a mixture of many styles. Here you will find the remains of the patron saint of the city and in his honor a major celebration, complete with fireworks, has been organized for four centuries. This festival is held in the summer. You can also see in this city magnificent old Arab markets offering clothing, herbs, fish, etc. At a distance of just 10 km lies the village of Mondello. A former small fishing village, today it is a fashionable resort situated on one of the most beautiful bays of the island. Monreale is 4 km away and has a beautiful cathedral dating from the 12th century. From this church you have a magnificent view of the Palermo Valley (Conco d'Oro).