1. In Palermo taste the local street food. It’s a must! Avoid the tourist traps and go for the ones full of locals.
2. If you want to drive another 30 miles north from Bagheria you will get to Cefalù where you can visit the third most beautiful Norman cathedral in Sicily, together with the ones in Palermo and Monreale. The sea here is amazing.
3. The best time to visit the saltpans between Trapani and Marsala is between June and September when the salt is collected. The scenery is simply spectacular!
4. If you want to enjoy the great tuna fish caught in the area between May and June there are a lot of small little restaurants. I went to “Osteria del Gallo Innamorato” in Marsala. The food was excellent, inexpensive and the owner made me taste all kinds of local goodies.
5. Marsala offers to wine enthusiasts a range of wine tasting tours, whatever you choose you won’t get wrong.
6. Driving along the coast from Palermo to Trapani make sure you stop at “Tonnara di Scopello”. This ancient trap, today is a museum, is set in a breathtaking landscape and is perfect for an unforgettable swim.