Mondello beach

Little paradise near Palermo

Mondello is a beach resort, located between the cliffs of Gallo and Pellegrino. Regular buses run from Palermo region to the resort, which can be reached by car, there is only 10 kilometers to go. The season is so crowded, that it is difficult to find a free place on the beach. Mondello Beach is the main resort of Palermo. The sandy coastline with developed infrastructure is about 2 km long. The sea is warm, clean, sand is evened, cleaning is carried out on an ongoing basis.

Beach description

The territory and the sea bottom are sandy, the entry into the sea is sloping. At the bottom there are no rocks, pits. The place is ideal for those, who swim poorly. The depth increases gradually, but the sea is not shallow, so it is possible to swim and dive. The waves are ideal for surfing, and, in some places, it is possible to swim with a mask. The water is clear, with a turquoise hue. The season begins in May and lasts until October, but the peak falls on August and September. The resort is popular with families with children, youth. Residents of Palermo and the outskirts area are frequent guests. One disadvantage of the beach is that there is not enough space for free rest. The main part of the beach belongs to hotels, on the territory of which there is everything:

  • showers;
  • changing rooms;
  • sunbeds and parasols;
  • sports grounds and slides for children;
  • fresh water and soft drinks;
  • cafes and bars.

For free rest there is a narrow strip near the sea, where there is no possibility to lie because of the waves or will have to be located between the paid areas. But do not despair, if you go north along the coast, it is possible to find a decent area of free beach.

It is possible to get to Mondello Beach by taxi, car or shuttle bus. Almost from every hotel there is a bus to the beach. It is possible to walk around the city and go on foot. Mondello has many interesting sights, that are worth seeing:

  1. Antico Stabilimento Balneare is a luxury villa, built on the water. The architectural pride of the city.
  2. Watchtowers, architectural masterpieces, small squares and parks.
  3. Piazza Mondello.
  4. Fishing port. It is possible to admire small boats or rent a yacht.

When is it better to go

In terms of climate, the period from May to October is the most favorable for visiting Italy. The air and water temperature becomes ideal for a classic beach holiday, followed by a trip to the coast of Italy. However, it is necessary to remember that a long summer with the scorching sun, warm sea and pleasant sea breeze attracts crowds of tourists.

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It is possible to stay in the city both in hotels and rent a villa, apartment. Housing is located both on the first line and in remoteness from the sea.

The best options are presented below.:

  1. 1. Villino Armida - small villa with all facilities on the sea coast. One minute from the beach.
  2. 2. Unìco Boutique Hotel d'Arte - boutique hotel with private pool, 15 minutes to the beach. Comfortable rooms and high service.

As for food, the coastline is full of establishments to every taste. Exquisite restaurants, small cafes and pizzerias. It is possible not only to taste Italian pizza, pasta, but also order dishes from seafood, fish. For lunch or dinner, local wine, strong coffee and delicious desserts are required. Entertainment on the beach attracts people of all ages.

Leisure at Mondello Beach:

  • rental of a scooter, launch, quad bike;
  • sports grounds;
  • playgrounds and water slides;
  • paragliding;
  • diving and surfing;
  • excursion to the cave of Mount Pellegrino;
  • rental of bicycles, scooters on the promenade.

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Useful information

Mondello Beach is the perfect place to rest. Safely bring along children, everything is thought out here for them. It is better to stay on a paid beach area, because in addition to beach equipment you will receive a full range of services.

Young people must catch their wave, but it is better to do this in the wild areas of the beach. The wind is stronger there, the waves are the most suitable. The main territory of Mondello beach is more suitable for swimming, diving, snorkeling. The water is warm, and the sea is clear.

According to tourists, it is definitely necessary to go on an excursion to Mount Pellegrino. Spectacular views are opened from the top, and the Addaura Cave is recommended to visit.

Mondello Beach is a heavenly spot, that is not in vain so popular with locals.

The beach participates in ratings:

65 place in rating Europe 26 place in rating Italy 1 place in rating Sicily 3 place in rating The best sandy beaches of Sicily 4 place in rating The beaches in Italy with white sand 22 place in rating The best white sand beaches in Europe 2 place in rating Sicilian white sand beaches 29 place in rating The best beaches in Europe for millionaires: TOP-30
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