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 foothills of Mount Etna, this Sicilian farmhouse produces olive oil, cheese and citrus fruit, 16 km from the coast. It offers air-condition [...]
Casa Vacanze Fiumefreddo is a self-catering accommodation located in Fiumefreddo di Sicilia. The apartment will provide you with a flat-screen tv, ai [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Just outside Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, Villa delle Vacanze has a peaceful location just 5 minutes' drive from Marina di Cottone Beach. It is surrounded [...]
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 [...]