Sam & Marion Goodman and Marj & Ellis Katz flew out LAX 20 May on Alitalia and arrived Milan 12 hours later, 21 May
(Sunday). Elderhostel arranged an overnight at small hotel near airport.
While walking, found a nearby restaurant in the nearby woods and had a
very nice supper. Flew to Palermo next day, 22 May (Monday), where
Elderhostel host, Giovanni, greeted us.
Boarded a bus for our hotel:
La Torre in Mondello, about 10 miles outside Palermo. The hotel was a very
pleasant surprise-. Every bit a 4-star quality. We had a very nice room,
air-conditioned, and, from the hotel patio, a beautiful view overlooking
the Mediterranean and nearby beaches. Monday evening we assembled for a
"get together"; drinks and orientation. There were 35 guests for this
session. We had a chance to meet Giovanni and found him to be a most
delightful, entertaining, and informative person.... Giovanni was the
principal lecturer and guide for our studies and activities.