Finally I'm traveling again! After skipping nearly two years, I started to plan my spring and summer travels. I spent a long weekend in Sicily, discovered beautiful beaches, national parks and cities. If you plan to visit the Palermo region anytime soon, this could be a great help for you.
Where to stay?
I chose a modern four-star hotel in the city center. Hotel Politeama was a great base for exploring the area. Very tidy hotel right in the center of the luxury shopping street, Prada was basically our neighbour. Two minutes away from the place I've found a very nice local delicacy called Antichi Sapori, where I bought some nice wine, ham and cheese. I love these hidden gems!
I only spent the evenings in the city, this time I was focusing more on the area, beaches and other sights. I must say it's a busy city with great bars, restaurants and shopping streets. The city is noted for its cultural heritage: churches, cathedral, theatres, if you are really into architecture and history, you will love it. On my photo below you can see Teatro Politeama, the name means multi-purpose theatre in Greek. It houses popular shows and festivals as well. The main shopping street basically starts here.
Mondello beach - the closest beach to Palermo
This is the place where local citizens like to spend their weekends. It's very close to Palermo city center. I went there for Sunday, the area was full of life: people were walking around and enjoying the sunshine. Pretty beach for having fun. The area is full of bars and restaurants. Italian "Gelato" is a must!