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Things To Do In SICILY

Sicily is not only one of Italy’s remarkable regions but also its largest islands. Located on the southern tip of the country, it is separated from the mainland by 5 km Straits of Messina. Not by one but three different seas encircle the island: the Ionian, the Tyrrhenian, and the Mediterranean Seas. This rugged island is one of the highlights of Southern Italy having something to offer for everyone. You can explore this region through its traditions, nature, historical heritage or cuisine. Whichever path you take, it won't disappoint. So, let’s have a look at things to do in Sicily to make for an unforgettable trip!
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As you approach Agrigento, it may not immediately appear as an appealing prospect. However, don’t let the elevated motorways, traffic and industrial structures of its outer ring fool you. Hiding behind all this is an alluring medieval heart of the city with rich history and lively evening buzz which make Agrigento one of the loveliest cities in Sicily.

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Located on the North Western side of Sicily, lies the capital of the region, Palermo. Pulsing with a vibrant culture and surrounded by history, it holds the status of Italy’s Culture Capital for 2018! Full of enchanting monuments, historical sites, and cultural wonders, Palermo should be on your list of places to see in Sicily. Come and explore!

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Historic sites meet artistic expression in Catania, one of the most vibrant and culturally rich places to see in Sicily. Located off the East coast of the island, Catania faces the Ionian sea. The city is full of stunning Baroque architecture, tasty cuisine, and sandy beaches. Discover for yourself.

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What Makes SICILY Special

Natural Parks

Sicily is home to the greatest active volcano in Europe, Etna. Over the centuries of eruptions, the volcano created unique landscapes and natural wonders which shaped Sicily's terrain as well as culture. Today, all that beauty is protected by natural parks. So, if you are ever unsure about what to do in Sicily, head outdoors!

Multicultural Influences

Sicily sits on the crossroads of the Mediterranean. Hence, through the course of history, it has fallen under the rule of over 15 different cultures and empires, from Arab to Norman. All these cultures left behind unique pieces of art, architecture as well as traditions which never leave you short of places to see in Sicily.

Sea, Beaches & Islands

Despite the unarguable beauty of the landscape, the undisputed ruler of this land is the sea. In Sicily, the sea opens you up to a wide selection of activities. Whether you love to chill on the beach catching suntan; snorkel to observe the marine life and seabeds; windsurf, kitesurf or explore picturesque islands Sicily won’t leave you hanging. 

Things to do in SICILY

The Great Outdoors 

The outdoorsy types will have plenty to revel in. Why? Sicily has been endowed with pretty much all natural wonders one could wish for. Here you can find mountains, hills, islands as well as a crystal clear sea. Interested in breathtaking landscapes? Choose from the numerous protected reserves in Etna's natural parks. For instance, the Madonie and the Nebrodi parks as well as Pantelleria, boast enchanting oases such as Pertusa di Notaro (a natural cave noted for the extremely fresh air that passes through it), and dammusi (the typical Sicilian old stone houses). To have your mind blown visit Valle del Bove with natural walls 1000 m (3200 feet) high or the Grotta del Gelo (Ice Cave), the only perpetual glacier that exists at this latitude. You can explore all this trekking, horseback riding or on a mountain bike. The choice is yours. 

Ways to Enjoy the Sea 


Still, the undisputed queen of this ancient land is the sea which you can enjoy in many different ways. You can relax on one of the many coastal beaches, dive to explore the seabeds or raise your adrenalin with windsurfing and kitesurfing. In Sicily, the power of the sea and wind come together allowing you to feel the thrill of “flying” over the clear blue waters. You can try these sports all year round at San Vito lo Capo, Marina di Ragusa, Mondello, Cefalù, Taormina, Pantelleria, Lampedusa, the Aeolian Islands, and Ustica. 


What else to do in Sicily?


Is that all? Not even close! The island offers a considerable share of thermal cures. Thanks to the volcanic activity, Sicily offers a wide range of spa treatments and wellness centers that are ready to spoil you various regenerating, therapeutic and even beauty treatments. The most famous spas include Sciacca and Thermae of Acireale. Also, in recent years, Sicily has become a major destination for golf lovers. Several state-of-the-art courses settled on the island which host today already famous Sicily Open.


A Paradise for Culture and History Buffs


Lover of cultural tourism won’t be disappointed either. Sicily is a rich source of knowledge, history, culture, and art. The island has been home to many different cultures and inspiration to many artists. Those who want to travel back in time can indulge in endless sightseeing options that include Greek temples, Greco-Roman theatre, Norman cathedrals or Arab villas. 

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