You will find a lot of deckchairs to rent, but there is also a free public area where you can put your towel. Well, I prefer to warn you, you will not be alone! The Zingaro Nature Reserve , one of the most beautiful nature reserve of Sicily is located at only 1h20 from Palermo by car. Going to the Zingaro is the perfect day trip if you enjoy hiking next to the sea.
You can alternate walking and swimming in beautiful coves the whole day!
Trapani is the biggest city located around Palermo. You will find every information you need to visit Trapani in my article: The 13 best things to do in Trapani. This small sea side town is for sure the most picturesque of Sicily! There, simply enjoy the postcard scenery , have a walk along the sea and in the old town. There are also several beaches, however, they are mostly private.
If you have the time, you should also go up the rock dominating the city to enjoy a great view over the surroundings.
From Palermo, you can also go visit Agrigento Valley of the Temples as a day trip. You can go there with your car if you have one or opt for an organized day trip from Palermo. They will come pick you up at your hotel and take you to Agrigento and the Valley of The Temples. If you choose to go by yourself, you can find detailed information to plan your visit in my article: How to visit the Valley of the Temples?
There is an organized day trip that includes driver, guide, the visit of Taormina and a trip to the Etna Volcano. There are 2 private and semi-private tours depending on the numbers participants that are really great: They will both allow you to discover the most beautiful swimming spots in the area and enjoy a lunch at sea , with Antipasti and wine. This is a question many travellers ask themselves. Personally, I would advise to spend at least 2 nights in Palermo during your trip to Sicily , to have 2 full days in the city.
If you wish to have time to visit Palermo and its surroundings , I recommend you to spend 3 days in Palermo. For a day in Palermo , I advise you to focuse on the following points of interest:.
If you plan to stay 2 days in Palermo , you just can do as described above for the 1st day and add:. To book it, you just have to click here. During the last 2 days, you had the opportunity to see a lot of the city of Palermo. In 3 days in Palermo , you will also have time to:. If you prefer, you can also visit Palermo surroundings. Here are the best day trips from Palermo, simply click on the orange links below to book them!
To help you have a better overview of the city, I have made a tourist map with all the places I am talking about in this top 15 things to do in Palermo. You can display the map legend by clicking on the button with the small arrow, in the top left corner. Discover all my articles about Sicily : All my articles to help you plan your trip to Sicily are listed there. Creator of the Voyage Tips blog, travel and photography lover. I give you all my best tips to plan your next trip. We are travelling from Australia to Europe in August Want to stop on Sicily for 3nts then get Ferry to Malta.
What do you suggest Catania or Palermo.
Can you recommend hotel for 3nts and day tours that would pick up from hotel. What would you suggest as best option. Your help would be greatly appreciated. As it is Peak season we are looking at booking early. Thank you Mary. For 3 days in Sicily, if you want to do day trips, I would definitely recommend you to go to Catania.
For example, I would recommend the 2 following day trips you can click the links below for more info and to book them. These 2 are the best choice to visit the must-see attractions of the east coast of Sicily easily! Is it narrow to walk around? Is it feasable with a stroller? Your Name required. Your Email required. Your Website optional.
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The Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele 7. She found the original palace lacking in certain features — in particular a grand room in which to entertain. She added a large room which was, at the time of construction in , the largest room in London. The acre garden sets the scene for summer garden parties and the palace itself is home to the private offices and apartments of the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, and Princess Alexandra.
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The magnificent architecture is typical of the Scottish Baronial period. However the castle, built in the 15 th century, was deemed too small for a royal family and Prince Albert decided to build a bigger version adjacent to the original. Work began in and the new castle was completed in The castle sits on the 20,hectacre Balmoral estate in Royal Deeside.
Further information on Balmoral Castle. It has been the private home of British monarchs since and in that time it has seen the lives, and indeed deaths of many a royal family. The house was also the venue of the first ever Christmas broadcast. King George V started the tradition with his broadcast to the Empire in It remained as such until Queen Elizabeth II changed the broadcast to a televised version in , filmed in the library at Sandringham. This delightful house retains a real family country house feel where the Royal Family spend Christmas — locals can see the family making their way to church each Christmas morning.
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