Destination guide

Italian seaside escapes in Province of Palermo

From beaches of golden sand to Byzantine mosaics, the Province of Palermo brims with natural beauty and historic charm on the island of Sicily, off the coast of Italy. The Mediterranean coastline here invites vacations spent lounging under the sun and alfresco dining with gentle sea breezes for company, but there's plenty to do just steps from the shore too, with historic streets full of architectural gems to discover. When you come to select your Province of Palermo vacation rental, you'll find many line the coast, with gorgeous views of the blue-green waters and enviable amenities, such as refreshing pools.

Things to do

A peak into the heritage of Province of Palermo

With everything from centuries-old cathedrals to elaborate palaces in the Province of Palermo, there are plenty of historic sites and notable museums to tour here. Pay a visit to the Norman cathedral in Monreale, to see its dazzling golden designs or to the Palermo Cathedral to spot the different architectural styles amassed over 100s of years of use. The Palazzo Conte Federico in Palermo offers guided tours of the royal palace, where a Palatine chapel has stunning Byzantine mosaics. Another palace in the city, Palazzo Abatellis, now holds the Regional Gallery of Sicily, an art museum you can visit.


Strolling the city streets in Province of Palermo

Though it may be tempting to while the day away, lounging on the warm sands of this coastal region and soaking up the Mediterranean sun, make some time for sightseeing excursions in Sicily's capital city of Palermo while you're here. You can join guided walking or biking tours around the city for insights into the island's heritage or stroll around on your own at a leisurely pace, stumbling into grand, historic churches and elaborately designed theaters at every turn. No matter which way you choose to wander around Palermo, be sure to have your camera at the ready.


Warm beach days in Province of Palermo

Springtime in Sicily brings warm, sunny weather, perfect for spending long days on the sandy shores of Province of Palermo. The temperatures start to warm up enough for beach days by May or June, drawing travelers to the coast. If you plan to visit in the spring or summer, you'll want to reserve your Province of Palermo vacation rental early, to ensure your ideal dates are available. Since summers can get quite sweltering here, why not look for a rental near the beach, or with a private swimming pool to cool off in, during the peak afternoon heat?

Natural features

Getting outside in Province of Palermo

Since Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, there's plenty of gorgeous shoreline to discover here, and Palermo's spot on the Tyrrhenian Sea means idyllic sandy stretches like the popular Mondello Lido beach, which is close to many Province of Palermo vacation rentals. The island is full of stunning natural features like mountains and a volcano, too, so places to hike and enjoy nature are easy to come by. At Madonie Regional Park, you'll find nearly 40,000 acres of hilly and forested landscape that hosts hiking trails and lots of opportunities to spot some of the island wildlife.

Where to stay around Province of Palermo?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,546 vacation rentals near Province of Palermo. From 1,403 Houses to 1,179 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Province of Palermo for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Province of Palermo?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Province of Palermo. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cefalù: 1,217 vacation rentals
  • Terrasini: 1,053 vacation rentals
  • Cefalù Coast: 1,758 vacation rentals
  • Sicilian Region Central Library: 2,592 vacation rentals
  • Caccamo: 550 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Province of Palermo! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Province of Palermo?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Province of Palermo:

  • Cefalù: 1,217 rentals
  • Terrasini: 1,053 rentals
  • Caccamo: 550 rentals
  • Balestrate: 1,961 rentals
  • Carini: 2,552 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Province of Palermo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Province of Palermo. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sicilian Region Central Library: 2,592 rentals
  • Church of Santa Maria di Loreto: 1,284 rentals
  • Museo Motorismo Siciliano e Della Targa Florio: 1,514 rentals
  • Cefalu Cathedral: 1,279 rentals
  • Cinisi Terrasini Station: 3,873 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Province of Palermo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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