Once a small fishing village, the town of Mondello, situated on the north-western coastline of the island of Sicily, is now a bustling place for tourists to stay. A Mondello holiday is perfect for all types of travellers including those looking for a relaxing family trip away close to the sea. A Mondello holiday rental apartment is guaranteed to give you stunning views of the Tyrrhenian Sea as well as coming fully equipped with all of the amenities you need.
Being located close to the water, it is inevitable that travellers on a Mondello holiday will want to get some action in down by the beach. Mondello has several water-based activities on offer for visitors to enjoy including windsurfing, diving, water tubing, pier fishing, swimming, sailing and water skiing. Other activities available in and around the town include the likes of tennis, football, volleyball, horse riding, cycling, walking and paragliding. If you are a water sports enthusiast, Mondello is home to an annual windsurfing festival in the month of May where pursuits such as windsurfing, kite flying and beach volleyball are represented by competitors from all around the globe.
If you have had enough of relaxation and want to get out to see some of the attractions that Sicily has to offer then it is recommended that you spend the day in the town of Alcamo. Alcamo is situated 35 miles to the south-west of Mondello and was founded by a Muslim commander in the 828 B.C. Alcamo's main attraction is the Castle of the Counts of Modica. This castle dates back to the 14th century and is shaped like a rhombus with four towers. Alcamo Cathedral, which dates back to the 18th century, is also worth a visit as it houses works by the famous Italian sculptors Giacomo Gagini and Giacomo Serpotta.
One of the most important factors of booking a holiday is the quality of the weather and this is no different in respect of a Mondello holiday. Thankfully travellers who are interested in a Mondello holiday will discover that the island of Sicily is blessed with a warm Mediterranean climate with daytime temperatures reaching as much as 30 degrees Celsius during the summer months. The cooler months see the daytime temperature fall to anywhere between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius. The town sees an annual rainfall amount of around 15 inches.
Travellers on a Mondello holiday can touch down at Palermo Airport (PMO) which is under half an hour's journey from the town. The majority of UK airports have flights into Palermo including Manchester (MAN), Gatwick (LGW), Cardiff (CWL), Newcastle(NCL) and Edinburgh (EDI). There are several air operators who offer special prices on flights including BMI, British Airways, easyJet, Alitalia and KLM.