Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy chapter on Sicily has to say about the Tyrrhenian Coast:
“The coast between Palermo and Milazzo is studded with popular tourist resorts attracting a steady stream of holidaymakers, particu¬larly between June and September. The best of these include the two massive natural parks of the Madonie and Nebrodi mountains, the sweeping beaches around Capo d’Orlando and Capo Tindari, and Cefalù, a resort second only to Taormina in popularity.
The Parco Naturale Regionale delle Madonie and the Parco Regionale dei Nebrodi lie just off the coast between Palermo and Milazzo incorporating the Madonie moun¬tain range and some of the highest mountains in Sicily after Mt Etna. The wild, wooded slopes are home to wolves, wildcats and eagles. Forests cover vast areas of the mountains and include the near-extinct ancient Nebrodi fir trees that have survived since the last ice age. The parks are actually inhabited areas, rather than simply nature reserves, so you can combine walking with visits to handsome mountain towns.”
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