Sicily is one of the most interesting places to visit in Italy. Sicilians being separated from the mainland by boat on an Island are in fact different race of people with a separate language Siciliano, that no other Italians can understand. Sicilians have always been a tough race having been invaded by every country throughout its long 3000 year old history. Sicily has all the great things to experience, ancient history, food to die for, beautiful beaches with white sand and crystal clear waters.
Palermo, the capital of Sicily would have to be one of the most exciting cities in the world from its beautiful opera house to the Vucciria markets filled with all sorts of characters selling their wares. Cefalu is a great beach holiday and Agrigento is the place to see the greek temples. Taormina is the jewel in the crown of Sicily which has to have one of the most incredible settings high on a hill looking out over the strait of Messina to the mainland. It is simply spectacular.
The Aeolian Islands are spectacular to either stay for a week in a beautiful villa or simply visit on day trip. They are beautiful. Once you visit Sicily, you will never want to leave and if leave you must, you have to try the famous cake, Cassata, homemade of course. It is so good that I once saw a woman eat a whole large cake by herself.
What To See In Sicily
It is best to visit Sicily in the other three seasons but in winter a lot of Sicily accommodation closes.
Ask us about the fabulous concerts in the Greek Theatre of Taormina, the interesting markets in Palermo and the best Greek temples to see. Sicily is a great place for a holiday as it offers the best of all worlds – History, Art, great food and beautiful beaches with white sand.
Getting There And Around
Being separated by the mainland, Sicily can be reached both by plane or by ferry. The main airports are the Fontanarossa in Catania and Falcone Borsellino Airport Palermo, which are well linked with all the main Italian towns as well as the major European cities.
For those who wish to get to Sicily by car there are ferry boats that link Palermo, Catania and Termini Imerese with the main Tyrrhenian ports as Genoa, Livorno, Civitavecchia (Rome) and Naples. Besides there is the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina which allows to cross the Strait of Messina both to cars and trains.
The best way to visit Sicily is probably by car. Public transports as buses and trains are also available but they are not always efficient.