Sicily is the biggest and probably the most known Italian islands. It is located in the south of Italy and every year it welcomes a variety of travellers. Its food, its kind people and the pleasant weather make it a perfect destination for those who want to spend a relaxing holiday between enchanting beaches, culture and history. If you are planning to visit Italy, just take a ferry to Sicily from one these cities: Genoa, Civitavecchia, Naples, Salerno, Cagliari and start your dream right here.
To help you discover this beautiful island, here is a brief list of the top 5 things to see in Sicily:
1. The Valley of the Temples (Agrigento)
This beautiful archaeological site certainly worth a visit, especially at sunset. Walking through the temples constructed for ancient Greek goods in will make you go back to the past. This area is in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997.
It is the most active volcano in Europe. To reach this destination you need to stop at the mountain refuge “Sapienza” in Nicolosi and take the cable car. The landscape that you will find when 2600 meters high will leave you breathless. To go further on and see the smoking mouth you will require a guide. Many people love doing trekking to reach the first stop-over and in winter skiing is also a very common activity. Since the volcano is still active, visitors need to gather some information before organising a trip to this destination.
3. Taormina (Messina)
This little town is mainly characterised by a long alley which features many shops and leads to the main square where visitors can admire the beautiful sea landscape and glimpse the Etna. Also the Greek theatre worth a visit a beautiful location that host concerts and show all year long.
4. San Vito Lo Capo (Trapani)
This very small town overlooks one of the most beautiful shores in Italy. Here water is crystal, sand is fair and fine, it looks like the Italian Caribbean. During summer nights you will enjoy walking through this crowded town. It is recommended also to book an excursion to visit “La riserva dello Zingaro” and “Scoppello”: two beautiful and unspoilt locations.
You can also visit Favignana, one of the Island of the Egadi Archipelago, one of the most enchanting places on in Italy thanks to its beautiful nature.
5. Cefalù (Palermo)
Located in the north of the Island this town is mainly known for its splendid beaches but also for its little alleys full of traditional boutiques. Here the ancient Duomo of the XII century certainly worth a visit.
Have you been to Sicily?! Where was your favourite place?