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EXPLORE SICILY

 

Sicily is the Mediterranean's largest island, with lovely beaches, breathtaking landscape, amazing food, and a rich history. The island's interesting past has left a fascinating legacy of fascinating archaeological sites and towering buildings, while Sicily's most famous natural wonder - Mount Etna – has left its own stamp on the peculiar volcanic terrain that surrounds it. Sicilians are kind and hospitable by nature, and a villa vacation is a terrific way to meet the locals and learn about their culture firsthand. You'll also have plenty of options to immerse yourself in the island's fascinating culture by attending one of the numerous colorful festivals held throughout the year.

Sicily has something for everyone, whether you're seeking for culture, cuisine, scenery, or simply stunning beaches.

Historical sites may be found all around Sicily, indicating the island's rich and varied past. Throughout Sicily, evidence of Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Catalan, and Greek influences — to mention a few – can still be found in abundance. Many kings have desired the island's strategic location on the Mediterranean trade routes over time. The Greco-Roman amphitheatre at Taormina, Sicily's east coast, the Baroque architecture of magnificent Catania, and the many historic sites of old Siracusa are just a few of the wonderful sights to explore. The temple of Apollo, the temple of Olympian Zeus, the Roman amphitheatre, and the 7th-century cathedral (which is built on the foundations of an even older structure!) are among them.

Wherever you travel in Sicily, you'll find a plethora of locations where you may learn about the fascinating history of the island.

Sicily's food is Italian in style, with strong Greek and Arabic influences accumulated over the island's history. Fish, olives, and broad beans harken back to Greece, notably along the Ionian Sea's east coast, whereas apricots, rice, saffron, couscous, sugar, and citrus harken back to North African cuisine. Arancine (fried rice balls stuffed with meat), couscous al pesce (seafood couscous), and caponata are some of the most well-known Sicilian foods (a salad with aubergines, olives, capers, and celery). Sicily is also known for its delicious desserts, such as cannoli (pastry treats filled with ricotta and sugar), Frutta di Martorana (marzipan and almond fruit forms), and, of course, gelato. It is possible to take pleasure in all of this.

All of this can be paired with a beautiful glass of Sicilian wine, which has more vineyards than any other region in Italy.

 

SICILY BEACHES

 

Sicily's coastline is diversified, with beautiful sand and pebble beaches intermingled with stunning cliff faces and undulating rocky stretches. Even during the summer, there are quieter beaches in specific parts of the island with lots of space to rest. Bustling seaside vacation resorts coexist with larger ports and sleepy fishing towns. On the east coast, in Catania and Siracusa, there is a wonderful range of both sand and pebble beaches, while the town of Taormina has numerous excellent pebble beaches. A number of magnificent sandy beaches, facing across the water to the Aeolian Islands, can be found not far from Messina's port.

Cefalu, a resort further north on the coast, also has a beautiful, long sandy beach.

 

SAN VITO LO CAPO

 

Beach access is available.

Accessible by automobile; public transportation is also available.

Parking is available within a 5-minute walk and is chargeable.

Golden sand, public beach, semi-circular beach, 1 to 2 kilometers long, shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Tourists flock to the beach.

 

SPIAGGIA DI GUIDALOCA

 

Beach access is available.

Car access is simple. There is public transportation available. The resort center is a short walk away. Ramp and Pavement are the only ways to get there.

Parking is only a 5-minute walk away.

Shingle beach, public beach, located in a cove, less than 500 meters long, shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Tourists flock to the beach.

Facilities available for free: Showers and toilets.

 

CASTELLAMMARE DEL GOLFO

 

Beach access is available.

Car access is available. There is public transportation available. It's a short walk from the resort center, with only 15 steps to get there. Pavement is the way to get there.

Beach front parking is free.

Golden sand, Shingle beach, Public beach, Straight beach, 1 - 2 kilometers long, Shallow beach (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Tourists flock to the beach, and barbecues are permitted.

 

MARINA DI PATTI

Beach access is available

Car access is available. The resort center is a short walk away, and there is good wheelchair/disabled access*. Pavement is the way to get there.

Beach front parking is available for a fee.

Sandy beach, shingle beach, public beach, straight beach, 500m - 1km long, popular tourist beach.

 

 

Sicilians are a kind, welcoming people who are proud of their island's rich cultural past. Throughout the year, there are numerous festivals and events where locals and visitors alike may truly be a part of the community while learning about Sicilian traditions. Each town and hamlet has a patron saint, who is honored in a variety of ways throughout the year, including processions and fireworks. On Good Friday, all around Sicily, evocative masked processions take place. The island also hosts a variety of food festivals that highlight the exquisite local produce cultivated in various regions, allowing you to sample some of Sicily's traditional delicacies.

WHAT TO DO IN SICILY

Visit Mount Etna, Europe's highest volcano and the home of Vulcan, the Greek god of fire, and the Greek mythological Cyclops.

 

Spend the day shopping for items in Taormina and eating lunch at one of the city's many renowned restaurants or pavement cafés. Visit the Taormina Archeological Museum while you're there.

 

Take the hydrofoil from Palermo to Ustica and relax on a glass bottom boat while seeing the crystal clear, turquoise waters.

 

Take a walk through Agrigento's Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a parade of ancient Greek temples going back to the fifth century.

 

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