Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Provincia: PA - Area: Palermo surroundings

Balestrate is a renowned tourist resort for summer holidays in Sicily that overlooks the Gulf of Castellammare.
The first nucleus of the current Balestrate dates back to around 1600 and developed near a tuna fishery, now lost.
Balestrate is renowned for its wide expanses of sandy beach interrupted only by the town's tourist port and the mouth of the Jato river.

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Balestrate

You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as cannoli, Sicilian cassata, arancini, etc. But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.

Where to stay

Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Balestrate


Nearby Places

Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Balestrate. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!


Palermo surroundings


Trapani surroundings


Palermo surroundings

Castellammare del golfo

Trapani surroundings

Interesting Facts

Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Balestrate