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.
Set in the countryside and featuring a garden and terrace with BBQ, Villa del Nespolo is a 10-minute drive from the sandy beach in Fiumefreddo di Sici [...]
Set in a former castle in Francavilla Di Sicilia, Hotel Du Chateau has a terrace. It offers a daily breakfast and air-conditioned accommodation with a [...]
Just outside Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, Villa delle Vacanze has a peaceful location just 5 minutes' drive from Marina di Cottone Beach. It is surrounded [...]
Rooms at Villa Liliya feature Thirties-style furnishings, a flat-screen satellite TV and air conditioning. The B&B is 10 minutes' drive from Taormina [...]
Fiumefreddo Hotel offers classically furnished rooms with a balcony, 100 metres from the historic centre. Mount Etna is a 40-minute drive away, and Wi [...]
Only a 2-minute walk from the beach, Case Vacanza Alega Mare is set in Nizza di Sicilia. It offers classic-style accommodation with a balcony a child [...]
Boasting an outdoor swimming pool and a spacious garden with BBQ facilities, Villa Uliveto is a self-catering house located 4 km from Francavilla di S [...]