Locals love this beach for its golden sands and stunning mountain views.
Once a shabby, disease-ridden port town, Mondello was transformed, in the early 20th century, into Palermo’s little slice of Art Deco paradise. It’s not just the Liberty-style pier that has the locals flocking there each summer, though. This beach resort also boasts crystal-clear water and fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. If you’re feeling energetic, go for a spin on a jet ski or a pedalo. Otherwise, soak up the sun’s rays on a rented lounger or a good old-fashioned beach towel.