Welcome to Mondello


Originally a muddy, malaria-ridden port, Mondello only really became fashionable in the 19th century, when the city's elite flocked here in their carriages, thus warranting the huge Liberty-style pier that dominates the seafront and kicking off a craze for building opulent summer villas. Most of the beaches are private (two loungers and an umbrella cost around €15 to €22 per day), but there is also a wide swath of public beach crammed with swimmers, pedalos and noisy jet skis.


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$131.30 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Palermo Sailing Tour

Sail on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea on this small-group sailing trip from Palermo. Aboard a modern sailboat, travel along the coast and take in views of Addaura, Mondello, Capo Gallo Reserve or Sferracavallo Aspra and Porticello. After that you will head out to sea and become a real sailor as you help the skipper with the sails and take the helm. Swimming is an option too, and then enjoy a Sicilian white wine and snacks on the boat. This small-group tour is limited to 8 people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your skipper.Please note: This tour is available every day from March 22 to November 10.

$501.32 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Tour: Palermo Sailing Trip

Make your stay in Palermo unforgettable with a private sailing trip.Admire the unique skyline of Palermo and Mondello, feel the warm sea breeze, and enjoy an excellent sfincione, with a glass of Sicilian white wine while sailing on the Mediterranean Sea. This private sailing trip is the perfect way to have a special day with your family or friends, with Palermo's beautiful landmarks as a backdrop. See Palermo highlights such as Monte Pellegrino mount, Port La Cala, and Mondello Beach while your expert skipper takes care of the sailing.

$143.65 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Full-day Boat tour Mondello - Isola delle Femmine

The boat tour starts from the port of Marina di Villa Igiea towards Mondello, during the boat tour guests will be provided with the basic concepts for sailing and a lunch with typical products of the local gastronomy. During the tour you will visit the Reserve of Capo Gallo and Isola delle Femmine. The area of Mondello is a tourist and seaside resort of Palermo and is characterized by a white sandy bay between Monte Pellegrino and Monte Gallo. The area is renowned for its beautiful beach, which is one of the most coveted shores of Sicily, and for its beautiful villas, known as the best expression of Art Noveau in Sicily. On board the boat, you will proceed to the Natural Reserve of Capo Gallo and Monte Pellegrino, described by Johan Wolfgang von Goethe as 'the most beautiful promontory in the world'. Separating the gulfs of Mondello and Sferracavallo, in the Capo Gallo promontory there are some caves dug by sea erosion that have formed, since the end of Pleistocene era, a natural shelter for humans. You will then proceed by boat to the Natural Reserve of Isola delle Femmine, that is located on a small Island at 300 meters from the coast overlooking the town with the same name. It was made up to protect the floral heritage and to encourage the fauna that stop on the island during their migrations. Description of the boat : Beteneau sailboat model First 47.7 built in 2007. It has four rooms and two bathrooms so it can easily carry up to 8 people on board. Excellent performance thanks to the 75HP engine that will take you to the sea even in the absence of wind

$77.59 Day Trips & Excursions

Great Full Day Excursion in Sicily to Cefalù and Castelbuono From Palermo

One of the most beautiful excursions to do in Sicily where you will see from the green mountains of the Madonie to the beaches and the crystalline sea of Cefalù. Driver-guide who speaks English and French available during all the visits advising and explaining the main things to do and see. Departure in the morning at 08.30 from your Hotel, b & b or Village in Palermo or Mondello in new and comfortable Van, expected arrival at 10.00  to Castelbuono beautiful medieval village nestled in the Madonie park rich in history and traditions where you will visit the Castle of  Ventimiglia rich in history and legends that houses inside a precious relic of St. Anna  the Mother of Mary in addition to numerous other treasures. The visit will continue through the streets of the quaint Old Town, we will visit the Church of the Maria, we will also make a tasting of typical sweets, Panettoni, torroni, Cannoli Siciliani produced by a famous artisan pastry world famous "Fiasconaro".  After the visit you will decide whether to have lunch at Castelbuono if you prefer a traditional rustic cuisine based on meat, cheese, salami, wild boar, or continue to Cefalù if you prefer fresh fish maybe in a restaurant by the sea. After the tour will continue to Cefalu beautiful and picturesque seaside town one of the most popular destinations for tourists who come to Sicily, here you can admire the Magnificent Cathedral  Arab-Norman already UNESCO heritage, the old town full of narrow streets and unique views, the small port, the Bastione, the Medieval Lavatoio and finally the splendid beach of fine sand and crystal clear sea. Free time available for shopping in the numerous characteristic shops of which the center is full. At 17.00 return to the Hotel Palermo about 1 hour of travel.  

$57.46 Walking & Biking Tours

Palermo and its Sea - Bike tour

The tour tells the story of the love-hate relationship between the city and the sea. Travel through time from the tonnare (tuna traps) of the 13th and 14th centuries through the old fishing villages and large bathing facilities of the early 20th century.The tour will start from Piazza Marina, whose stories tell of the origin and the name of the city - 'panormos,' 'all port' - and its transformations over the centuries.Porta Felice and the Cattive Walls will illustrate the history of the promenade. Going up to St. Erasmus, home of the new Urban Ecomuseum 'Mare Memoria Viva,' the stories will focus on the violent transformation of this part of the coast.The journey back to the south-east will tell the story of the Florio family through the places of their entrepreneurial and cultural adventure in Palermo, as we ride past the Bourbon Arsenal, the Shipyards, and the seaside villages. In these places the productive role of the villages and their heritage, suspended between the epic liberty splendor and the production of tuna, will be recalled.The tour will end in Mondello, where villas and the white beach will tell us the dream of the '20s: founding a city-garden for leisure and bathing.

$89.78 Outdoor Activities

Montepellegrino and Mondello, from culture to adventure

A wonderful tour to discover the most authentic Palermo, the popular religious devotion, patron saints, and above all the cult of the most beloved Saint by the people of Palermo, Santa Rosalia, better known by the Palermitans as the "Santuzza". A favorite place to know its history is the homonymous sanctuary, located on Mount Pellegrino, defined by Goethe as the most beautiful promontory in the world. The tour continues with the visit of the particular and curious "Chinese Palace", a place of delights and wonders of the kings of Sicily in Palermo. One of the greatest examples of that taste of the Chinese style that has characterized the major European courts throughout the nineteenth century.. The tour ends with a culinary break in the beautiful and charming town of Mondello, the beach of the Palermitans! between beautiful Art Nouveau villas and a castle built directly on the sea!