If you are in Italy and would like to explore some new places, Sicily might just be the island to be. Dubbed as the “Island of the Sun,” Sicily boasts a unique beauty of natural landscapes, architectural splendors, exceptional cuisine, and incredible sandy beaches you will surely love. To enjoy your stay in Sicily, you could rent one of these villas with pools which is ideal for a quiet and relaxing holidays .
So if you want to have a stroll at historical markets, a hike to the mountains or several other exciting activities, here are some of the beautiful places to visit when you are in Sicily.
If you are the adventurous type, then the Egadi Islands – consisting of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo – are a great spot. Here you can find archeological sites and paintings that date back to the Paleolithic Era. You can also explore caves and then relax at the quiet beaches at the end of the day.
If you want a mystical and enchanting adventure, the cobble streets and Village Mountains of Erice are a unique experience. This small town is the hub of the goddess of love and beauty, Venus, and where you can also explore the Norman Castle which is said to be her temple.
This is the tallest volcano in the entire Europe that is even visible from the moon. Trips can be organized to and around this active volcano which offers panoramic views and some of eastern Sicily’s best landscapes. Fertile soil of nearby areas is now the basin of famous vineyards.
For people who want to be fascinated by historic Greek temples, Agrigento is the place to visit. You will be greeted by steep hills, stone houses, and high cathedrals with terraces that offer a great spot for a view of the nearby sea. The place also houses one of the most outstanding examples of Greek art and architecture – the Valle dei Templi, a UNESCO Heritage Site and one of Italy’s main national monuments.
Who would want to miss the proud capital of Sicily? Palermo is a city of mixed traditions and culture brought about by its previous inhabitants such as the Romans, French, Arabs, Spaniards and Austrians. You will find numerous infrastructures and its historical markets where you can buy some of the freshest vegetables, fruits, fish, and other food specialties like cheeses and breads. Every street, every corner has a unique story to tell.
These are just a few of the many beautiful and breath-taking places that make everyone fall in love with Sicily, it’s definitely one of the most popular destinations for Italy trips. So, book your trip now, make your reservations, and prepare to have one of your best holiday experiences in this island paradise.
Article Written By Mary J