Mondello Lido (beach) (Viale Regina Elena, Palermo) – for those visiting Palermo, the beaches at Mondello Lido are just a few miles away, and are popular with local families. This beach is long and curving, made of soft pale sand sloping very gently into the turquoise waters. This stretch of beach is lined with hotels as well as restaurants and bars making for a vibrant nightlife. There is also a string of villas (known locally as villini) that add to the panoramic view there. Mondello is on Palermo’s urban bus network, and standard tickets for the AMAT city buses (including good-value day tickets) are valid as far as Mondello, making it a cheap and easy outing from central Palermo.