After landing in Palermo, Sicily, my friend Kevin and I saw the catacombs which were amazing. Over the course of 850 years, the friars of Cappuchin preserved over 3000 men, women, and children down here. Allegedly Velázquez, Spanish painter, was buried in the Fuensalida vault of the church of San Juan Bautista (Madrid, Spain), and within eight days his wife Juana was buried beside him. Also Rosalia, a two-year-old girl engulfed in a glass box, died in 1920 is very well preserved.
Arriving in Catania proved to be much more eventful than we planned. It took us about an hour to get to our hostel because it was on the other side of town and we didn’t have a city map. I continued to practice my Italian by asking for directions and historic locations around town.
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