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Sicily

Sicily

Beautiful Sicily is a treasure trove of Roman and Greek ruins, medieval villages, incredible architecture and dramatic landscape. Just as dramatic is the long, complicated history – the mafia originated here, the Romans ruled, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Normans - all make for a truly unique culture.






SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN SICILY



Palermo PALERMO

The old town has a 3000 year old history with the slightly chaotic streets showing the architectural marks of the many invaders. Wander through the Ballaro Market, a souk-like market with Moorish influences, it’s vibrant and one of the best places to eat.

Cefalu CEFALU
 

Once a small fishing village, now with a sandy beach and medieval alleys filled with shops and restaurants, has become a popular seaside resort. Climb to the top of La Rocca di Cefalu for fabulous views.

Taormina TAORMINA
 

Built high on the cliffs, the views are incredible of the sea and the Etna volcano. The centre is pedestrian only and the main street, Corso Umberto, is packed with shops from luxury boutiques to souvenirs. The most famous monument here is the Greek Theatre from the 3rd century BC.

Mt Etna MT ETNA
 

One of Sicily’s main attractions, and an unforgettable experience to go on the volcano. Climb up and see the crater with a guide. Or enjoy viewpoints from Catania, the ideal starting point to get to the volcano and nicknamed the black city because the buildings built in lava stone.

Ortiga Island SYRACUSE AND ORTIGIA ISLAND
 

In Syracuse you’ll find most of the main archaeological sites in the old town on Ortiga Island. Cross the bridge to wander around the 2500 years of history, past Baroque and medieval palaces, churches and the 6th BC temple of Apollo. Pick up sausages and Sicilian cheese from the market and head to the harbour to enjoy the laidback Sicilian life.


Valley of the Temples THE VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES IN AGRIGENTO

This is a best known archaeological site in Sicily, there are 8 temples but the 2 best preserved are the temple of Concord and the temple of Hera. 




SICILY ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotel and apartment-hotel options in Sicily.
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Mercure Palermo Centro
MERCURE PALERMO CENTRO, PALERMO
★★★★
In the heart of Palermo, just a short walk from the Teatro Politeama and the Teatro Massimo, this is the perfect base for exploring the charm of a city rich in colours and shades: the enchanting monuments of the historic centre, the vivacity of its markets and the intense flavours of its cuisine.
Diamond Hotel and Resort Naxos
DIAMOND HOTEL AND RESORT NAXOS, TAORMINA
★★★★★
Set on the gentle slopes of the hills of Giardini Naxos this is a very relaxing spot to base yourself for a couple of days to explore the north east of the island, with all the facilities you’d expect at a five star property.
L'Alba-Agrigento
L'ALBA SUI TEMPLI BED AND BREAKFAST, AGRIGENTO
★★★
This lovely little B&B is in the centre of Agrigento only 200 metres from the Luigi Pirandello Theatre and 2.5km from the Valley of the Temples. Atenea Street is around the corner with lots of shops and great restaurants, and the central station is down the road.
Hotel Cala Marina
HOTEL CALA MARINA, TRAPANI
★★★

Across the street from the beach and the Tyrrhenian Sea, this casual hotel is a 5 minute walk to the Museo Etno-Antropologico. The rooms have colourful tile floors, and it’s possible to upgrade to a room with a balcony and/or water view. Enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on the beachfront terrace.





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