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Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Palermo is a fascinating combination of East and West, Christian and Moslem, Arab and Norman. Wander through the churches of Martorana and San Cataldo for a taste of the varied cultures and architectural styles, which grace this city. The catacombs of the Capuchin convent shelter thousands of mummified bodies, each dressed in what was no doubt his or her finest clothes for the "final journey." Imposing Monte Pellegrino and glorious Monreale are worthy of a special note in your travel journal. Come explore this unforgettable city, with its many textures of Mediterranean life awaiting your discovery.