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.
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 [...]
Offering a terrace with panoramic views of the Sicilian countryside, the family-run Il Kassar Relais offers modern rooms with air conditioning and pr [...]
I Colori Del Sole is located just 3 km from the coast and its beautiful beaches. It features a garden, a varied breakfast, and simple yet elegant room [...]
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 [...]
Located 6 km from Giardini Naxos, Agriturismo Serra San Biagio has a pool and a tennis court. It offers free lobby Wi-Fi and traditionally furnished r [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]