The Tyrrhenian Coast in Sicily

The first interesting medieval town that can be reached on the shore with direction Messina is Bagheria. The town was raised up amidst expanses of orange and olive trees, where the aristocracy of Pal...

The West Tyrrhenian Coast in Sicily

A good starting point to visit the northernmost part of Sicily is Trapani,a lovely port city overlooking flat salt works, which represented in the past its main source of wealth. From here one can ea...

Tindari-Sicily

Halfway between Capo d’ Orlando and Milazzo, on the north coast, lies the ancient site of Tyndaris, in splendid position above the sea. The town was founded in 396 b.C. and was one of the last ...

Megara Hyblaea (Megara Iblea)-Sicily

This site is located half an hour drive from Siracusa, in direction north. The first settlement dates back to the Neolithic, but the town flourished under the Greek dominance, when the Greek colons o...

The Valley of the Temples in Sicily

The ancient Akragas was founded in 581 b.C., by the colons coming from Gela and Rodi. It was surrounded by massive walls, leading to the top where the acropolis was built (which is the place where th...

Selinunte – Sicily

The ancient Selinus, the westernmost Greek colony, was founded around 650 b.C. by the Greek colons of Megara Iblea. A bitter enemy of the neighbouring town of Segesta, Selinunte was sacked by the Car...

Mozia-Sicily

Founded by the Phoenicians in the VIII century b.C., Motya (Mozia) has been one of the main three Phoenician colonies in Sicily, with Palermo and Solunto. Afterward it became the most important Punic...

Segesta – Sicily

Segesta lies 30 kilometres from Trapani, south of the railway and the highway A29 which from the inland goes to Palermo. From Trapani it can be easily reached by bus, while arriving from Palermo it i...

A baroque itinerary of Sicily

A baroque itinerary: Val di Noto and more The unmissable destination for this tour is Val di Noto, with the towns of Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Scicli, Ispica, Palazzolo Acreide, Noto, all clinging to hill...

The Norman Palace of Palermo

Known as the Royal Palace, the building was ordered by Ruggero II and was raised up on the foundations of an ancient Saracen palace. In the 17th century the Spanish added the facade and most of the i...