Patrolling Palermo


Palermo, Sicily

Palermo, Sicily

Civitivecchia is the port city serving Rome.  We’d been to Rome several times before, and this trip was going to be a short one between docking and departure so we decided to sit in Civitivecchia rather than roam through Rome.  More on that in a moment, but this is for Randi Brewer (she loves these things):

Citrôen 2CV

Citrôen 2CV

Alas, there’s not a whole lot in Civitivecchia so this blog also covers our brief stay in Palermo.  But before we go there, here’s two more for Randi:

Citrôen 2CV

Citrôen 2CV

Fiat 500

Fiat 500

Most of our time in Civitivecchia involved a brief foray onto the main streets and a stop at a local WiFi-connected café to allow us to cruise the ‘net on our iPads.  Back on the ship I captured a couple of pictures of passing boats:

Civitivecchia, Italy

Civitivecchia, Italy

Civitivecchia, Italy

Civitivecchia, Italy

Palermo on the other hand was quite a walking adventure — at least eight miles on foot through all kinds of streets.  We reached Palermo on Sunday, October 27.  We’ll get to those photograps in a moment, but first I was to share what I captured on the way into port.

The first is the roof of the passenger terminal:

Palermo Passenger Terminal

Palermo Passenger Terminal

The second is an interesting shot of the mooring for the MS Ryndam:

Docking the Ryndam in Palermo

Docking the Ryndam in Palermo

The following is today’s Palermo photo gallery, which includes a colorful and vibrant food market as well as some great buildings and more neat balconies and other architectural details (Click on any image below to bring up the slideshow):

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6 responses to “Patrolling Palermo

  1. LadyHawk

    I love the Citrôen cars. They are so cool – especially the 4 door. Amazing as they are so small. I was laughing as when my DH and I sail, we always try to remember to pull up the ‘bumpers’ and here I notice the sail boat has his bumpers out. LOL Thanks for the photos, they are great as always. You both have fun, ya hear?!

  2. Loving the vintage cars, Doug – also the kitty sharpening claws on bike tyres.

    • Thank you, Peg. The cat picture was entered in the ship’s photo contest in the Animal category. We’ll find out how that went later today.

  3. The Citroen 2CV (affectionaly called “Duck” in Germany) and the Fiat 500 bring back memories, since both cars were very common when I was a child. The 2CV was the stereotypical university student car along with the Volkswagen Beetle, while the pastor of our local church, a very tall and lanky guy, squeezed himself into a Fiat 500.

    • I’m surprised that there are so many original 500s on the road to this day. As for the 2CV, it’s just a great little car even today.

      Thanks for stopping by, Cora.