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Discover Sicily's north-western corner of

"Discover Sicily's north-western corner of the" "So you will find cosy villages and the best beaches in Sicily" "the Rustic villages, lovely beaches at

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Discover Sicily's north-western corner of
"Discover Sicily's north-western corner of the"

"So you will find cosy villages and the best beaches in Sicily"

"the Rustic villages, lovely beaches at the azure sea and a coastline that is puerto private favorithörn of their southern island. With the medieval town of Cefalù as the base followed the journalist Jonas Henningsson coast for a week and found the island's very best beaches. "

"Palermo is best when the city yrvaket draws in time even for a day. From hotellfönstret I see the locals spankulera, a wagon with prestressed horses saddle the past, a vespa sweeps angrily in the road, school children on the way at the scrum on the sidewalk. "

"the Air is clear and cool now in the morning, soon will the sun to blur out every cool shaded place and warm up the city. We are sweeping the road before the heat, with badgrejerna easy to access in the gasket. "

"Sicily's largest city has less than 700 000 inhabitants but feels like a mångmiljonstad if you happen to end up in morning traffic. Palermo was originally called Panormos, which is the phoenician word for "port"

"the Architecture reflects the history and on the way out of the city, we see signs that the romans, the normans and the arabs have been here, and given the city its face, the 1800-century is mixed with the moskébyggnader and baroque churches. Latter-day visitors are also reminded, big screaming billboards fight for tourists ' attention. "

"Just minutes outside of kakafonin we meet serenity in Mondello. The water is turquoise, the closest to transparent and now in the morning, wrapping itself within the surface, it is still when we take our first dip. From the water when looking inwards, upwards, to the towering limestone cliffs that stand as a backdrop behind the buildings. The beach is inserted between two towering cliffs, Monte Gallo and Monte Pellegrino. Paula at the café where we are after the swim eat this morning other breakfast explains. "

"– Mondello was a small provincial fishing village but in the late 1800s, everything changed when tourists began to find us. They came from the mainland, they came from England and Germany. After the war they found here from Scandinavia also, " she explains. "

"After the bath, strolling along the harbour promenade. Colorful buildings in the Art Nouveau style, the gossips about a hectic and fashionably past, small coloured stone stuck between the more pompous creations creates "

"a playful, more modern impression. We understand that Mondello is Palermobornas own little rekreationsfavorit, the bustle of the city feels far away here from the terrace. We let her gaze wander along the unbroken horizon, yes they are more than a couple of sailboats on the way into the port, you will only see the sea that meets the sky in shades of blue. "

"– the Best it is now a few weeks before peak season. Then everything changes, and every Italian should go here, it feels like, but it is, after all the months we live by, " laughs Paula. "

"Whether you like the popular full ones sandy beaches with sommarpuls or more empty bays are those here on the northern side of Sicily. We continue west and stop after a few dramatic bends, where the road follows the sea, but where the coastline has been replaced by more hilly terrain that also provides a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean sea. "

"At Alcamo Marina, we reach sea level again. This spreads a large almost empty beach. A cluster of sun beds have started to be arranged in perfect rows, far away, but otherwise, the beach is almost deserted. We take a fresh bath before we go on a few minutes and roll into Castellamare del Golfo. "

"Sandstensfärgade house is bathed in sunshine down at the marina where the gleaming white modern yachts are bobbing in pace with the older colourful fishing boats in wood. We eat lunch at the Del Monsu, which attracts fish and seafood, we let the waiter lead us to the right and soon lands shrimp and white fish on the plates in front of us. For the starter we choose local white wine on the local grillodruvan. The sturdier catarattodruvan fits perfectly to the fish, it turns out. "

"”The big blue” were filmed here"

"After långlunchen, we explore the old part of the town, through the labyrinthine streets lead up the hills and away from the sea, which means that we quickly lose the orientation. Soon we see the vast blue ocean through a gap in the buildings again and trudge towards the beach, which is located a little bit outside of the harbour. "

"the Longer the west goes to the sandy beaches of kustavsnitt with soft polished bright stones. The water is unreal clear when we set up camp in Cala Mazzo di Sciacca. This attracts the Mediterranean's clearest water and many people come here to dive and explore the world below the surface. Luc Bessons film ”The big blue” was filmed partly in The water, He looked and looked and noted with satisfaction that it was the waters off the coast of Sicily that was best suited. "

"Någras minutes of driving further, we find another small beach that we also falls for. Cala Capreria. We think so much about the inaccessible parts of the island that we camp for the night at a small hotel a bit up on the island. "

"When we the next day round the San Vito promontory, just after the Zarbo the Mare, the scenery is outstanding here, with small coves and dramatic cliffs, returning the sand and do it properly. San Vito Lo Capo is the island's most famous beach. Whiter and softer sand, we do not find anywhere on the island. "

"during the week, and we understand that it is Sicily's most photographed beach. The palm tree-lined promenade in front of the houses of the tanks to Africa. The intense blue of the sea and the fine beach could be in the Caribbean. The day is filled with the softest baden we experienced in the Mediterranean. "

"the Historic and charming Cefalù"

"After several days in a rental car, it is nice to park it and make Cefalù to the base. The historic little town has a big and colorful history. The city has belonged to the greeks and the arabs, and also served norman and byzantine. Now, it is a charming little place that is difficult not to be seduced by its medieval buildings, which are squeezed between a dramatic cliff and the Mediterranean sea. "

"Laundry hanging between the walls, the children stojar in the alleys, the cats are looking lojt. In one of the many narrow alleys, we meet Ms D’alú, which sells colorful strandposer. She has grown up in Cefalù and are well aware of the changing rhythm. "

"– Now wakes the city after vinterdvalan, all seasons have their charm, but there is something special when the sea starts to get warm, " she says. "

"the Sea, yes, even here in Cefalù, we can have an outlet for our badhunger. The yellowish stone houses hug the beach that has the same color as the buildings, and crouches in the shadow of the high cliff of the Rocca di Cefalù, in the fund. We will soon take another long, smooth bath. When the sun disappeared in the Mediterranean, we draw ourselves back from the waterfront to one of our favourite restaurants "

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