Sicily – Italy

Sicily is the biggest island in Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea, an amazing land rich in history and traditions, where art and culture intertwine with wonderful natural beauties.

From the sea to the mountains and countryside, from the volcanos to the fishing villages, there are really many reasons why to visit Sicily.

As Frederick II, King of Sicily, once said: “I don’t envy God’s paradise, because I’m well satisfied to live in Sicily”.

Which are the stages you cannot miss in a trip to Sicily? The places to mention would be so many but the top ten of the most emblematic places in the region cannot but include:

Taormina is an asylum for artists, in a panoramic position between the sea and the mountains, it’s a refined town, that holds amazing treasures, like its incredible Greek Theatre

Ragusa Ibla, is the oldest quarter in the city of Ragusa, that rises from the top of a hill in the Hyblaean Mountains, boasting more than fifty churches and noble palaces

Scala dei Turchi, with its white cliff rising above the blue sea is among the most beautiful beaches all over Sicily

Aeolian Islands has seven islands, one different from another, with dreamy beaches and coves and two active volcanoes where to go trekking

Syracuse and the island of Ortigia is an extraordinary art city with one of the largest archaeological areas in the Mediterranean

 

Palermo from the Norman to the Arab style, from the Greek to the Spanish attestations, the capital of the region is a melting pot of cultures and a place of lively street markets

Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples: the city is a popular destination thanks to its perfectly kept archaeological park, the biggest in the world

Noto, is the unquestioned capital of the Sicilian Baroque, with an artistic heritage made of stunning churches and palaces

Lampedusa, boasts a jaw-dropping sea and beautiful beaches, like the “Rabbit Island”, ranked among the most beautiful in the world

San Vito Lo Capo and the Zingaro Reserve: the western end of the island holds astonishing beaches, unique archaeological sites and a sensational nature, like the Zingaro Reserve

In the list of the Unesco’s World Heritage sites there are seven Sicilian places: in addition to the Baroque cities Noto, Modica and Ragusa, the Aeolian Islands, the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and Syracuse with the rock-cut Necropolis of Pantalica.

This prestigious award was obtained also by mount Etna – being one of the most symbolic and active volcanos in the world -, the Villa Romana del Casale, in Piazza Armerina, e il Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral churches of Cefalù and Monreale, an itinerary through the Norman-Arab history of great artistic value.

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