Hotel Cortese

Via Scarparelli 16, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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How much is a taxi Mondello beach? Also, any recommended restaurants?

by kirstymckie

Hi everyone,

I am off for a short holiday in Palermo later this week.

I'm staying at Zed & Momo guesthouse - has anyone stayed here before? What is it like and what's the area like?

Also, i'm wondering how much a taxi from Zed and Momo (Via La Farina, 11 , Palermo 90141) to the beach would be?

And how easily it would be to make this journey by bus?

Are there any must-visit restaurants or bars near Zed and Momo?

Any other recommendations and information about the area I am staying in would be great.

Thanks so much.


Re: How much is a taxi Mondello beach? Also, any recommended restaurants?

by domenicococozza

I dont know Zed & Momo guesthouse nor do I know Via La Farina but I expect it is near the Villa Farina.
A taxi to Mondello could be pricey. Licenced taxis in Palermo all run on meters
and the journey to Mondello can take up to an hour(lots of traffic). This means that although its only 11 kms, it could cost you a fortune.
You can catch a bus no:806 from Piazza Politeama that will take you to Mondello for 1 euro each way. Tickets can be purchased in any newspaper or tobacco shop.
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Travel Tips for Palermo

Baked Salmon

by Danalia

Baked Salmon

Salmon Steak, Skin On
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh Lemon
Salt & Pepper
Red Bliss Potatoes (Optional)
Fresh Rosemary (Optional)

On a flat oven or cookie tray put down some tin foil and lightly oil it. Put your salmon down on it, if using the red bliss potatoes, slice them as thin as you can, and arange them around the salmon overlapping them. Season all of it with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, chopped rosemary on the potatoes only, but all the other herbs over the salmon. Put in a preheated oven at 350F for about 25-30 minutes. When you remove it, serve with fresh lemon

Going Palermo by boat

by Danalia

It is a convenient way to get to Palermo and bring your car along.
There are two companies offering the connection services:
Grandi Navi Veloci offers three connections:
.From Genoa, daily, duration: 20 h.
From Livorno (Leghorn) three times a week; duration: 19 h.
From Rome Civitavecchia, daily; duration: 12 h.
Tirrenia connects Palermo and Naples every day; duration: app.10 h

Palazzo Mirto

by monkeyfeesh

The Palazzo Mirto is a superbly preserved 18th century building with all its original furniture and fittings. It was owned for centuries by the Filangeri family; they bequeathed it to the Sicilian region in 1982. It's exquisitely decorated with lavish tapestries and ornate ceilings. Of particular note is the small Chinese room - you'll know it when you see it - with its Oriental furniture, ornaments and tapestries. You'll probably be stalked by an attendant, but don't let him put you off. There's no information in English. Entry costs 4 euros 50 or is free if you're aged under 18 or over 65, 2 euros if you're 18-25.

Catacombs of the Capuchins

by piccolina

Catacombs of the Capuchins
These catacombs contained a preservative that helped to mummify the dead. Sicilians (from nobles to maids) were buried here in the 19th century.In 1920, the last person was laid to rest here, a little girl almost lifelike in death. Many 19th-century Sicilians are in fine shape, considering--with eyes, hair, and even clothing fairly intact. Some of the expressions on the faces of the skeletons take the fun out of Halloween--this is not a great place to take the kids.

princesss's new Palermo page

by princesss

This one of the most Southern European cities is the capital of Italy's football 'Sicily'. Founded by the Phoeniscians, it has a rich history of Greek, Roman, Goths, Byzantine, Arab and Norman rulers.

Throughout the city (and its surrounings) are innumerable monuments, churches, castles and works of art. Palermo is a typical South Italian city: chaotic, crowded and not as overruled by tourists as cities like Rome, Florence and Venice.

In the summer it can be extremely hot but don't forget Palermo is lying on the coast and there are numerous beaches to go to e.g. Mondella is very popular. Anyway, it's better to come in the spring, winter or autumn if you can't stand the dry heat. (pic=Piazza Castelnuovo)


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