Great Places to Visit
Whether you want to spend a lazy day on the beach, eat a gourmet lunch in a fantastic restaurant or explore Roman history, Sicily has it all.
Your Perfect Resort
Glamorous Taormina, on the east coast, attracts a sophisticated crowd who want to eat delicious pasta and shop for designer labels after they’ve hit the beach. Nearby Letojanni is slightly quieter but just as smart. Cefalu in the north transforms from fishing village to major tourist hub every summer thanks to its amazing beach.
Unlike its neighbour Vesuvius, Mount Etna is a volcano that’s very much alive and kicking, meaning the experts constantly have their eye on it! Its last spectacular display was in 2005, and a holiday to Sicily isn’t complete without a scary all-terrain tour to its summit. The views from the top are out of this world!
Experience the Island History
Tear yourself away from the beach to visit one or two of Sicily’s amazing historical attractions. Taormina is home to a famous Greco-Roman amphitheatre. In Cefalu, grab some gelato and stroll to the cathedral where you can admire the 12th century gold and blue mosaic interior before seeing it lit up when the sun goes down.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
In Sicily it’s all about the food and wine. One of the island’s most famous dishes is aranci, delicious deep-fried rice-filled balls of yumminess. Spaghetti with sardines is another authentic taste sensation, and don’t miss the sweet cannoli. Most resorts have good bars but the best nightlife is in the capital, Palermo.