Sicily is a treasure chest of Mediterranean flavours, classical architecture, and shimmering beaches. Anyone interested in food, history, art and architecture should visit the ‘deep south’ of Italy, where echoes of infamous Mafia gangs still roam the streets.
Towering above Catania, lies the grand Mount Etna and, if you’re lucky, you can catch it smouldering in the distance at certain times of the day. Catania is an earthly city, full of character and energy with rustic bars and frenzied markets. The food here is out of this world, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a restaurant or café that won’t dazzle you.
Palermo – a hub of baroque churches, dusty markets, palatial theatres and al fresco cafés. Fringed by towering palms and the sparkling blue ocean, you might just fall in love with this vivacious and ornate city. You’d be forgiven if you thought Syracuse was a Greek oasis – think ancient ruins, majestic sculptures, cafés spilling onto cobbled streets. If you’re in search of la dolce vita, look no further than the tourist resort town of Taormina.
The Aeolian Islands are home to some incredible diving spots and hikers can explore the volcanic craters of Stromboli and Etna.
Sicily’s charm lies in its landscapes, vibrant culture, architectural masterpieces and iconic food. You’ll be returning sooner than you think.
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