If you’re traveling to Europe on vacation and are searching for a place with great weather, superb beaches, historic towns and monuments, and fantastic scenery, Sicily is a great choice.
You’ll find some wonderful landscapes and beaches in Sicily. Some of the small sandy beaches along the southern coast of Sicily are virtually undiscovered and you could be the only people enjoying their beauty. The locals are friendly and tourism is the lifeblood of the island, so you’ll be welcomed everywhere you travel. Locally produced wines, freshly caught fish, and fruits and vegetables grown in the fertile Sicilian valleys are predominant features of local cuisine. You will find a rich variety of local dishes throughout the island as Sicily has historically been ruled by the Greeks, Arabs, Romans and Normans, so don’t expect traditional Italian meals to be the only type of food on offer.
Some of the wonderful places to visit while staying in Sicily include:
- Etna, home to the brooding volcano that is the largest active volcano in Europe.
- The historic markets of Palermo, where you will discover a superb selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, alongside fish, local breads and cheeses. You can stroll through the narrow streets of market towns like Vucciria and Il Capo, or enjoy freshly brewed coffee in one of the pretty pavement cafes dotted throughout every Italian town center.
- The Greeks founded Syracuse around 734BC and your visit to this beautiful historic city allows you to wander around some spectacular monuments, including Greek amphitheaters and temples. This UNESCO listed site is home to Ortigia, the ruins of the Greek temple of Athena and a Roman amphitheater.
You can book luxury rentals or cheap sleeps if you arrange your own Sicily holiday accommodations. You benefit from the flexibility of choosing your preferred neighborhoods and just how long you would like to stay on this wonderful Italian island.