7 day in Sicily: what to see in Palermo and surroundings

Things to see in and around Palermo in 7 days

Are you wondering what to see in Palermo and surroundings, since the Sicilian capital will be the destination of your next vacation? Here you will find 7 ideas for a 7-day trip:

  1. Palermo. The first twenty four hours of your holiday in Sicily to spend in the regional capital. You can follow this tour to visit Palermo in a day and you will see places like Ballarò, the Quattro Canti, Fontana Pretoria, the Cathedral, the Palatine Chapel.
  2. Beaches. The equipped beaches of Palermo are many. Two among them all: the famous beach of Addaura and its “historical rival”, the beach of Mondello. These two annually fight for the title of the most preferred by Palermo’s citizens. You can dedicate the second day exclusively to relaxation.
  3. Cefalu. It’s easy getting there from Palermo, either with your own transoportation or by train. Cefalu is one of the most beautiful towns in Italy, overlooking an enchanting sea. Things to see there are: the Basilica-Cathedral, the medieval wash, the Megalithic Walls and, of course, beaches such as: Lungomare, Caldura, Salinelle, Capo Playa.
  4. Madonie Park. A large protected area that covers about 40 thousand hectares, the 2% of the entire Sicilian territory. To reach this park near Palermo it takes about an hour drive but worth the trip for its beauty and its priceless natural value.
  5. Isola delle Femmine. The watchword here is only one: beaches. The fifth day of this trip it’s dedicate more to relax, comfortably lying on a soft blanket of white sand with a crystal clear sea.
  6. Segesta. It is located in the province of Trapani, about an hour’s drive from Palermo. It is an ancient city that is set on the top of Mount Barbaro.
  7. Palatine Chapel. Last day of this holiday and you’ll spend it in Palermo, since the evening you will have the ferry back home. Take the opportunity to explore deeply the Palatine Chapel: it is considered one of the most beautiful places of Sicily and there must be a reason.

Now that you know what to see in and around Palermo, you just have to draw the route. And book in time your ferry to Palermo.


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