This trip starts with a visit to the Parco della Favorita, one of the biggest and most picturesque green spaces in Palermo. After you’ve admired the gardens, you’ll drive up Sicily’s north eastern coast to Mondello, a popular seaside town wrapped around a sandy, crescent-shaped beach. Sun-seekers flock here for the transparent waters and the sea-facing stretch of bars and restaurants, plus the views of Monte Gallo and Monte Pellegrino on either side of the bay. After you’ve caught a few rays and browsed the scattering of shops, you’ll hop back on the coach and head up the slopes of Monte Pellegrino. Here, you’ll get the chance to see a church carved into the mountainside, dedicated to Santa Rosalia. There’s a shrine tucked away in a grotto-like cave, and you can see where the much-loved patron saint was laid to rest.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.