Just a 30-minute bus ride from Palermo, Mondello is a small coastal resort boasting long beaches of white sand and blue waters. Dominated by the towering art nouveau pier pavilion, Mondello hosts many excellent seafood restaurants, hidden Liberty-style villas and water sports opportunities. The area is popular with locals for its proximity to the city center and can get crowded during the weekends.
Nearby is also the mountainous nature reserve of Capo Gallo, ideal for hiking and kayaking.
Public Transport: Bus: 806, 603, 544