Holidays in Sicily

Ancient Greek and Roman history, culture and folklore, excellent food and wine, strong origins and traditions…Sicily has it all! Talking about its territory, nature wonders offer unique and colourful landscapes: green from gardens and soils, red fire from volcanoes, crystal blue from seas, stony black and white sandy beaches. Sicily entices you with sunny days, magic colours, intense scents and a unique cuisine coming from lots of different cultures. Holidays in Sicily is just more than simple tourism. It is like mixing up many different ingredients for a very satisfying end result: stunning nature and landscapes, warm and friendly local people, a territory with a lot to unveil, art and history you will unlikely find anywhere else in the world: Phoenician, Roman, Greek, Carthaginian, Moorish, Byzantine, Swabian, Norman, Angevin and Aragonese… each of these cultures (one so different from each other) conquered and ruled Sicily centuries ago. Each of them left traces of their own culture, roots, history, art… a real “Melting Pot” still visible today through Sicily’s art and monuments. Sicilian people attitude might seem unusual and inexplicable to you sometimes, but it will make perfect sense to you and will make you smile once you leave Sicily and find yourself thinking about it! Besides, who wouldn’t appreciate pleasant, mild climate for most of the year? Thanks to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Sicily is blessed with sunshine and warm temperatures during nearly each season.

There are certainly many top reasons why visiting Sicily. None of your expectations will be disappointed by this amazing island. Each of the nine Sicilian Provinces has its own features and attractions. If you visit Messina, you certainly will not miss Taormina, one of the main tourist resorts of Sicily. If you are close to Catania, a visit to Mount Etna is surely a “must see”. Syracuse is an attractive old town known for its Greek ruins and Ortigia, its marvellous medieval historic centre. Palermo is a top tourist trap for its churches, palaces and theatres. If you are close to Palermo, a visit to the town of Cefalù and its Cathedral would be strongly recommended. Ragusa and Noto will captivate you with their baroque architecture, narrow streets, old churches and wonderful views. Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea, attract up to 200,000 visitors annually and are just the perfect setting for scuba divers and for those passionate with photography.

If you are eager to do some shopping along the way, street markets are an intriguing alternative to conventional stores where you can find quality handicraft items, antiques, artefacts and ceramics at affordable rates.

Talking about accommodation options, Sicily offers you many different interesting alternatives: seafront and countryside Villas to rent, hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Campsites etc.

No matter how long you will stay and what part of Sicily you will choose for your holidays Sicily will impress you with its enchanting sight – just like an exotic universe in miniature.

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