Posts Tagged ‘holidays in sicily’

holidays » Public transport in Palermo

First of all let’s make something clear: Palermo is a highly-populated and lively city, and its inhabitants tend to use the two or four wheels even for a few minutes’ destinations. The result is a busy city where roads are often meant for vehicles rather than pedestrians. Tourists will anyway enjoy the city in a better way by walking throughout the area – an advice that suits any touristic destination. Of course, travelling by feet is not always possible: other means of transport may be required. If you wish to rent villas in Palermo or its environs for your holidays [...]

Choosing a restaurant in Sicily » Off-shore Islands

Aegadian Islands: FAVIGNANA Via Cristoforo Colombo 17, 91023 Tel 0923-921 232 One of the best spots for dining in the Aegadian Islands. Fresh fish is served grilled, poached or marinated, but the speciality is raw fish, including tuna tartare, or marinated in a variety of ways, including fish herbs. Lobster soup is a signature dish, as is cous cous with crustaceans. The cellar holds 50 different wines. Closed Oct-Apr. Aegadian Isladns: LEVANZO Paradiso Via Lungomare 8, 91023 Tel 0923-924 080 Paradiso cooks fish as it comes off the boats in the nearby port, views of which can be enjoyed from [...]

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, [...]

Sicily from inside » Tyrrhenian Coast

Approaching Stromboli

During the warmest season, a lot of beautiful resorts and beaches along the Tyrrhenian coast between Palermo and Milazzo are crowded both by local people and tourists. A well known seaside resort in this area is certainly the small fishing village of Cefalù, representing one of the most important tourist destinations in Sicily today. Lying within a natural gulf with its massive crag “Rocca” on the background and two high towers from its Norman Cathedral rising from the charming historical centre, Cefalù is a good starting point to visit all the beauties set within the Tyrrhenian Coast. Proceeding East from [...]