Posts Tagged ‘Etna’

Sicily Information » Ten things to do in Sicily

1. Palermo & Monreale Palermo is a city rich in art and history and represents a must step of your tour in Sicily. Palermo and Monreale boast splendid churches, monuments, palaces and squares narrating centuries of history. As you visit the city, you will enjoy shopping in lively markets and quarters full of colours and sounds over the streets. You will surely get fascinated by special flavours and aromas of “street food” and you may also appreciate plenty of cultural events and numerous shopping opportunities this wonderful city offers. 2. San Vito lo Capo and Zingaro Nature Reserve San Vito [...]

Sicily from inside » Mediterranean Coast

The Valley of the Temples

Visiting Sicily Southern coast, you will be surprised and fascinated by the contradiction characterizing this area. A modern and brutal landscape destruction including ugly illegal buildings dating back to the ’60s and ’80s as well as Gela and Augusta industrial complexes on a side and magic Valley of the Temples surrounded by almond orchards and olive grooves on the other. These stunning temples are a wonderful evidence of Greek colonisation in Sicily, standing silent and indifferent towards the mutable modern landscape. Even the nature landscape is full of contradiction: empty and desert wastelands in the inside and humid areas in [...]

Sicily from inside » Ionian Coast

The Etna snow covered crater

Sicily Ionian Coast, with its three main centres – Messina, Catania and Taormina – can be considered the most developed Sicilian area not only from a tourist point of view. Indeed, Messina and above all Catania are important trade and business centres bearing economic developments standing out from the rest of the Island. This area hosts important tourist destinations that cannot be missed while visiting Sicily: Mt. Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, the renowned town of Taormina and all wonderful places in the surroundings attract a lot of visitors every year. Fascinating views, buildings made of lava stone, [...]