WITH golden beaches, crystal clear sea and fine food – this paradise spot is not to be missed.
Italy’s Palermo, the beating heart of Sicily, makes the perfect getaway for some winter sun.
Ryanair currently has flights from Ireland to Palermo from
€33.79 – making it an ideal last-minute trip.
Dubbed the City of Delights, the Sicilian hotspot is easy to get around on foot, scooter or bus.
Take a stroll around Via Maqueda bustling with restaurants, cafes and bars.
Browse the bustling markets and take in the sights of the palazzos.
Famous for its Mediterranean cuisine, street food and deserts, foodies will have lots to indulge in.
Palermo is home to some of the clearest seas in Europe.
Catch some rays on Palermo’s gorgeous beaches including Mondello Beach, Santa Flavia, Cala Rossa, Sferracavallo Beach, Cefalù and Magaggiari Beach.
Modello Beach, one of the closest beaches to the city, boasts white sand and calm crystal waters.
Sferracavallo Beach is perfect spot for fishing or enjoying the best seafood restaurants.
Magaggiari Beach has a selection of excellent beach resorts and restaurants close by.
Ryanair chiefs said: “The beaches and landscape of this part of the island are breathtakingly beautiful, and there are some 150km of stunning coastline for you to discover when you book cheap Palermo flights.
“There are plenty of beaches for you to choose from, so it really is a case of deciding what kind of beach you want – the quiet peaceful beauty of Lascari and the family-friendly (and local’s favourite) Mondello, the youthful fun atmosphere at Ficarazzi.”
There’s plenty of activities to keep all the family amused including boat tours, food tours and walking tours.
A city of rich history, culture buffs can pay a visit to the Cattedrale di Palermo, Quattro Canti and Porta Nuova.
Ryanair bosses added: “Book flights to Palermo and get ready to be thoroughly seduced by the City of Delights – and it didn’t earn its nickname for nothing.
“It really is full of them, and we don’t just mean the pastry-based delights that you’ll see in every café in the city (though cannoli are an excellent way to start your day with in Palermo).
“Palermo’s delights lie in its beautiful architecture, an intoxicating blend of Arabic, Roman, Greek, Norman, and Byzantine influences.”