Despite a bad administration and the numerous social and environmental problems which have been long afflicting the city, the island is capable to wipe out these sore points, and to focus on more positive aspects: the archaeological, historical, architectural and cultural layers which define Palermo, making it a unique and fascinating destination under every point of view.
Beside its history, its culinary tradition (which alone could draw a million visitors!) and lovely cities such as Siracusa and Palermo, the attractive force of Sicily lies in its enchanting beaches, in the islands ashore, in its volcano (the most spectacular in Europe), in its tiny villages on the sea or inland.
Sicily is one of the biggest Italian regions and the third biggest island of the Mediterranean Sea. Due to its nature and richness, it is not a “been there-done-that” destination, so if you have just a few days, avoid the all inclusive tours which promise to see everything in 4-5 days, but rather select a limited area (for instance Palermo and its surroundings, Catania and Etna, the area around Trapani, the Noto valley, the islands exc..), or a specific thematic tour (the beaches and the coast, cities, art and archaeological sites, natural parks exc..).
More than any other place, Sicily is best enjoyed with slow rhythms, by taking a break at a bar table and watching ordinary life passing by, rather than rushing from one destination to another.
Just outside Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, Villa delle Vacanze has a peaceful location just 5 minutes' drive from Marina di Cottone Beach. It is surrounded [...]
Hotel d'Orange is in the green Alcantara Valley, a 20-minute drive from Taormina, Mount Etna, and Giardini Naxos. Family-run since 1983, it offers fre [...]
Located 5 km from Sambuca, the Don Giovanni is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. It offers a pool with a hydromassage area, free bike rental, [...]
Le Oreadi is set in its large garden located in the countryside, and it offers an outdoor swimming pool. It features free Wi-Fi throughout, a gourmet [...]
Set in the Sicilian countryside, 4 km from Sambuca di Sicilia, La Regina di Adrano offers a garden and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy local cuisine at t [...]
Lucia's House Taormina's Bay is 250 metres from Nizza di Sicilia's sandy beach. It offers self-catering apartments with a private balcony or small ter [...]
La Terra Dei Sogni has a local restaurant, swimming pool, and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. Enjoy beautiful views of Mount Etna and Taormina Bay. Thi [...]