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Mondello (Sicily) - Classic Resort in Italy
Idea About: place
Mondello is a small town and resort near the city of Palermo (about 10 km / 5.5 miles west) on the island and autonomous region of Sicily in Southern Italy. This tiny seaside town used to be a fishing village. Not anymore - the fishing industry disappeared long ago giving way to tourism and everything else that comes with it. Indeed, Mondello with its golden sand beaches located on shores of a nicely curved cozy bay with clear turquoise water is an ideal place to relax, enjoy the sea, surfing, sailing and Sicilian cuisine.
What Makes It Special
Mondello is classic seaside resort with beautiful beaches within a short bus ride from Palermo. The resort offers wonderful opportunities for those who like to spend their holidays in various activities and for those who prefer to take time off from sightseeing and sport and relax by the turquoise sea laying on the beach or just wander around small shops with crafts and enjoy food and drinks.
Directions To Destination
Palermo hosts an international airport (PMO), Falcone-Borsellino Airport located at Punta Raisi, 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Palermo. The airport is one of the busiest in Italy; there are flights from most of European countries including such cities as Cologne/Bonn, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Zürich, Brussels, London, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Madrid, Malta, Tunis, Moscow. Most Italian cities have flights to Palermo as well: Milan, Venice, Bologna, Rome, Verona, Naples, Turin, Genoa, Cagliari, Pisa. The airport can be reached by bus or by train (Palermo has the railway station, Palermo Centrale)
Best Time To Go
As with most Italian seaside resorts, your best bet is July and August. If you prefer less people, September is still an excellent option. No matter what month you come, keep in mind that Mondello can be very busy during weekends.
Where To Stay
There are two ways to approach to your accommodations while visiting Mondello. On the them is to stay in Palermo and then come to Mondello. This is certainly doable since the resort is very close to the city. However, if you really want to enjoy the atmosphere of the resort and everything it can offer, you should find an accommodation in Mondello. One of the good place to stay there is Mondello Palace Hotel (Viale Principe Di Scalea, 90151 Palermo), prices per night start from $140. Hotel is located in a quiet place with extensive grounds, lush garden and swimming pool. It also has its own, private beach very close to the hotel. Most of the rooms have sea views.
If you like active holidays, Mondello is a nice place for different kinds of sports including windsurfing, jet-skiing or boats/pedal-boats (equipment is available for rent). Seashore near Mondello is a good place for jogging. Mountings on both sides of Mondello are good for short hikes; in particular, Monte Pellegrino (almost 2000 feet or 600 meter high) offers from its top a wonderful panorama of Palermo, of other mountains and the sea. On the other hand, if all you want is to make few splashes in a turquoise waters of Mondello bay to cool down, and sip some cold drinks in-between or spend some time thoughtlessly in a beach club, restaurant on a pier with beautiful vistas, you can have all this as well.
Useful Visitor Information and Tips
Palermo is among the top tourist destinations in the region for visitors from Italy and Europe. Because of this, Mondello, as one of Sicilian capital's suburbs with fantastic beaches, can be quite crowded. The resort can be especially busy during weekends with crowds of Palermitani invading Mondello.
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