Sicily from inside

Sicily from inside » Western Sicily

Windmill in Western Sicily

Western Sicily, with its “Wild West appeal” dominating the landscape, is undoubtedly worth to be visited although it has never been popular as other most renowned Sicily areas. Colonised by the Arabs, this area boasts important history traces such as Segesta’s archaeological sites or the pleasant hilltop medieval town Erice. The coastline is blessed with stunning natural beauties. It hosts the splendid Zingaro Nature Reserve – the finest Sicily Natural Reserve situated between Scopello and San Vito lo Capo bearing a unique landscape: rocky coasts with a clear blue sea, little inlets, overhanging cliffs and a spectacular flora. Fish preservation [...]

Sicily from inside » Central Sicily

Splendid mosaic in Piazza Armerina

Unperturbed from the typical mass tourism flooding Sicilian coasts, Central Sicily boasts a different atmosphere than any other Sicily destinations. This territory hosts isolated mountain villages, such as Enna, Nicosia, Leonforte, Aidone and Sperlinga, lying on hilltops and offering therefore stunning views of Nebrodi Mountains, Plain of Catania and even Mt. Etna. Within this fascinating contest of “Sicily without sea”, ancient farming traditions, pasture, cultivated fields, rural farms and abandoned mines witness how farming, mining and sheep-farming have led local economy for many years influencing landscapes and people’s lifestyle even today. The charming Enna, called from the ancient Greeks “Umbilicus [...]