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Boat excursion from Palermo to Isola delle Femmine (Half Day)

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Duration

4 hours

Tour Type

Sea and nature

Reservation

Necessary

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Overview

Boat excursion from Palermo to Isola delle Femmine via Mondello, Capo Gallo, Isola delle Femmine Marine Reserve and Sferracavallo. HALF DAY

LThe boat trip from Palermo to Isola delle Femmine (via Mondello, Capo Gallo, Isola delle Femmine Marine Reserve and Sferracavallo) is a wonderful way to discover the beauty of the area around the Sicilian capital. Departure from Villa Igea, a neo-Gothic style structure built at the end of the 19th century and a historic 5-star hotel in Palermo. On request, departure also from La Cala and Mondello.

Itinerary of the boat excursion from Palermo to Isola delle Femmine

Continuing, we will reach the sandy beach of Arenella, a fishing village that developed around the Tonnara Florio during the nineteenth century.

It will then be the turn of the seaside village of Vergine Maria which settled around the Tonnara Bordonaro of the sixteenth century to get to Addaura, an area with the oldest history of Palermo.

Mondello

Later, we will reach Mondello with its liberty villas where one of the most beautiful beaches in Sicily is located. Mondello is a sandy gulf with tropical colors. The landscape is influenced by the Capo Gallo Nature Reserve and the Monte Pellegrino Reserve, defined by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe as “the most beautiful promontory in the world”.

Mondello is a small seaside resort with a wonderful beach. It boasts a stunning 1.5km stretch of fine white sand, turquoise blue waters and a host of excellent seafood restaurants, numerous bars and a vibrant summer atmosphere.

Mondello was originally a fishing village. Two fortified towers were erected there in the 15th century as part of the coastal defenses of Sicily. Both still survive, the first overlooking the harbor, the second a little further north under the rocky boulder of Monte Gallo.

In Mondello there is the Antico Stabilimento Balneare, a unique building that represents one of the most beautiful liberty architectural works in Europe. The splendid waters of Mondello will be the occasion for our first swim in the sea.

Capo Gallo

We will continue to Capo Gallo, a karst relief rich in cavities, including the Fossa del Gallo, the Grotta Perciata, the Grotta dei Caprari, the Grotta delle Vitelle, the Grotta Regina and the Grotta Caramula. The Grotta Regina, where we will take a further swim in the sea, was a favorite place for bathing by Queen Maria Carolina and is the subject of many studies for the inscriptions that confirm the presence in this area of ​​Phoenician and Punic groups of traders.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit from the sea of ​​the coast of Palermo
  • Marina Villa Igiea
  • Visit from the sea of ​​Monte Pellegrino, defined by Goethe as the most beautiful promontory in the world
  • Visit of the Addaura caves from the sea
  • Grotta Regina
  • Beach and Tonnara of Arenella
  • Villa Florio
  • Tonnara Vergine Maria
  • Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo
  • Gulf of Mondello
  • Fossa del Gallo
  • Capo Gallo lighthouse

Itinerary

Departure from Palermo
Departure from Palermo

Departure from Villa Igea for the Isola delle Femmine Marine Reserve.
Upon request, departure also from La Cala and Mondello.

Tour from the sea from Palermo to Mondello
Tour from the sea from Palermo to Mondello

Our skipper will make you discover the wonderful coast of Palermo up to the Capo Gallo reserve.
On board a comfortable private boat with up to 12 people. The tour begins with a welcome drink and continues with the tour of the coast up to the Queen's cave where, according to the legend, Queen Carolina bathed in the sea, right in front of the Villa Igea hotel.
We will continue our route along the Addaura coast, passing by Monte Pellegrino, defined by Gothe as the most beautiful promontory in the world, in front of the Addaura Caves.
In Mondello there is the Antico Stabilimento Balneare, a unique building that represents one of the most beautiful liberty architectural works in Europe.
The splendid waters of Mondello will be the occasion for our first swim in the sea.

Tour from Mondello to Capo Gallo
Tour from Mondello to Capo Gallo

Leaving Mondello with its Art Nouveau villas and its sandy tropical colored sea, we will sail towards the Capo Gallo Nature Reserve and the Monte Pellegrino Reserve, defined by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe as “the most beautiful promontory in the world”.
We will continue to Capo Gallo, a karst relief rich in cavities, including the Fossa del Gallo, the Grotta Perciata, the Grotta dei Caprari, the Grotta delle Vitelle, the Grotta Regina (where it will be possible to swim in the sea) and the Grotta Caramula . In particular, the Grotta Regina has been the subject of many studies for the inscriptions that confirm the presence in this area of ​​Phoenician and Punic groups of traders.

Return to Palermo
Return to Palermo

After a splendid day at sea, we will return to Villa Igea (Palermo).

Included/Excluded

  • Welcome cocktail and aperitif
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Informative material
  • Skipper on board
  • Anything that does not appear under INCLUDED

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