Mezzogiorno -Sicily: Palermo, Palermo...
Begin in Palermo, the largest city in Sicily, whose reputation is more connected with Mafia that with other events in history. But this does not do justice to this beautiful city of magnificent architecture, whose boulevards are aligned with impressive buildings and an outstanding cathedral. Visit Cappela Palatina, an exquisite example of Byzantine mosaic art, the beautiful churches of the city, the elegant squares and the crypts full of mummified corpses in the Capuchin Catacombs. Outside of Palermo, there is another famous church completely covered inside with Byzantine mosaics, the cathedral of Monreale. From Monreale stop in Corleone, half century headquarters of the infamous Cosa Nostra, and then drive on the northern coast to Cefalu for the romantic ruins of a castle with another Cathedral covered in Byzantine mosaics. Continue down the coast stopping in a town famous for ceramic manufacturing, San Stephano de Camastra, and end your visit in Taormina, a glitzy resort with an enchanting medieval air.