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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Just 1 km from the centre of Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, the family-run Feudogrande is surrounded by citrus trees. Offering free Wi-Fi and parking, the pr [...]
Offering a terrace with panoramic views of the Sicilian countryside, the family-run Il Kassar Relais offers modern rooms with air conditioning and pr [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]