Italy’s largest Island, Sicily, is known for its history, it’s breathtaking mountainous landscape, home to the greatest active volcano in Europe, Etna, and its blue crystal-clear waters. Sicily really is a dream destination for any traveller.
Whether you lounge by the sea, hike or mountain bike ride through the natural parks in the Sicilian hills, or even play a round of Golf on the course where the famous Sicily Open is held, there is something for all. Mind you the natural beauty of Sicily alone will be enough to capture you!
What’s to see and do on the Volcanic Island of Sicily?
Sicily boasts countless UNESCO World Heritage sites. There is the must-see Late Baroque city of Val di Noto, the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and the beautiful and ancient city of Syracuse which has remnants of continuous human existence for over three thousand years. With so many more sites that could be mentioned, there really is so much in Sicily for the traveller curious about history and ancient culture.
For literature lovers, Sicily’s enchanting surroundings was an inspiration to writers such as Salvatore Quasimodo, Luigi Pirandello, Tomasi di Lampedusa, and Giovanni Verga, famously known for The Leopard and The House by the Medlar Tree.
If you prefer a holiday viewing spectacular coastlines, colourful fishing villages and beaches then Sicily delivers in spades. In the north-east there are the UNESCO protected Aeolian Island archipelego otherwise known as the Lipari Islands. The Seven islands offer visitors tranquil blue waters, the opportunity to hike active volcanoes and some of the best seafood and sweet wine in Sicily.
What to eat when in Sicily?
Of course, everything!
The famous Ricotta Cannoli and the Arancini originated in Sicily, both delicacies now found in restaurants all over the world. Oh, let’s not forget the cheeses; like Ragusano and Pecorino, or Sicilian sausages, like the Sant’Angelo Salami. It would be reminisce of us not to mention the amazing seafood! Sicily is surrounded by water after all, Pasta con le Sarde, pasta with sardines, is one such local seafood delicacy worth tasting. You can wash it all down with the beautiful glass of local wine or perhaps a citrus Granita to cleanse the palate.
Vita Italian Tours/Pronto Travel can help you see Sicily?
Whether you would like to travel independently or in a small group, our fully accredited travel team can arrange a personalised itinerary or tour to suit your needs and budget.
2020, sees us introduce our very own guided small group tour, Colours of Sicily departing in May 2020! The tour will include some of the most exciting places that Sicily has to offer and will be personally guided by Mario and Gianni, together with our team of local experts. There will be visits and extended stays in destinations such as Palermo, Cefalu`, Taormina, Mt Etna, Catania, Syracuse and Agrigento. Places are limited to only 14 travellers and are already filling up fast. Remember, we love taking our customers off the beaten-track, so come and join us!
Contact us to find out more information about visiting this truly beautiful and breathtaking destination, and allow us to introduce you to authentic Sicily.