The excursions to do during a holiday in Palermo: 7 unforgettable places

excursions Palermo

The reasons to visit the city of Palermo are many: the sicilian capital offers history, culture, art, sport and fun. Also its province presents several places that should be all to see during an holiday. And for who wants some ideas for excursions, here there are seven suggestions to visit the unforgettable places:

 

1. Madonie Park

40 thousands hectares for this park which is located near Palermo. That of the Madonie Park is a protected area, by the inestimable naturalistic value and it includes about 15 towns of the province. The 2% of entire territory is part of this park.

 

2. Protected marine area of Ustica

A very popular destination among drivers. It’s also the favorite place for all the scientific activities related to the sea.

 

3. Pellegrino Mount

This mount closes north to the Gulf of Palermo and south to the Gulf of Mondello. It’s a real limestone mountain, high just over six hundred meters. Pellegrino Mount is very articulated, with walls full of caves, like the caves of the Addaura. In addition, this mountain is very much appreciated by athletes, especially hikers of hiking and cycling.

 

4. The Females Island

Famous for its beaches, the Females Island is also a protected marine area (the full name is the Protected Area of Capo Gallo – Females Island), which extends between the beach of Mondello and Capaci, including all the coast.

 

5. Favignana

The Egadi islands are located off the Trapani coast, not far from Palermo. This place deserve a visit because it has: dream beaches, small bays, 33 chilometers of jugged coastline that make this island unique.

 

6. Erice

We are still in the province of Trapani. Taking the E90 eastwards, it takes less than two hours by car, to get to Erice. So, you can see one of the most beautiful places in Sicily: it’s a small stone town that has preserved its medieval atmosphere.

 

7. Cefalù

The sea overlooking offers one of the most beautiful views of the entire Mediterranean. A suggestive panorama exactly like many things to see in Cefalù: for example, we can mention the Basilica-Cathedral, the megalithic wall, the Magnificent Osterio and, of course, the beaches.

Seven destinations and many ideas for some excursions that will make you discover the best of nature that this area reserves to all its visitors. And now, you can organize your trip to Sicily.

 

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