Festival on the Beach
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lays along an
enchanting gulf, near Palermo in Italy, between Monte Pellegrino and Capo Gallo; it is the
most important seaside resort in Sicily. In the last decade, it went through an
extraordinary touristic development. It offers excellent hotels and a lot of entertainment
The town of Mondello with its quite temperated weather even in winter, is one of the most
popular seaside resorts.
In the far north of the bay, there is a picturesque fishing village. In the centre of
Mondello a Saracen tower and the ruins of an old castle stand out on the seafront. Palermo
is situated in the middle of the well known 'Conca d'Oro' in the framework of the majestic
Madonie mountains. The countless monuments of this city, so extraordinarily rich in art
treasures, cover four historical ages: the architecture of the Arab-Norman period, the
artistic expression of the late Middle-Age and of the Renaissance, the sumptuous profusion
of the Baroque in the XVI and the decorative genius of the XVIII centuries artists.
The earliest traces of man and his creativity in the area around Palermo date back to the
last part of the high paleolithic period, when evidences of a primitive civilization were
discovered in Monte Pellegrino.
Twelve thousand years ago High Paleolithic man lived in these caves in front of the
Tirrenian Sea on Monte Pellegrino.