Sicily is one of the most incredible and mysterious regions in Italia. Travellers will find here a lot of wonderful landscapes, great beaches and historical landmarks.
Sicily is unique because this is the largest island in the Mediterranian Sea and a home of the largest volcano in Italy. Coming here you will cognize the wonderful culture of locals and understand all the greatness of this special place.
Holiday resorts in Sicily
Officially there are 9 counties on the island. Palermo is the administrative centre here. Agrigento and Ragusa are the largest historical resorts in Southern Sicily. There are a lot of historical landmarks here.
Taormina and Syracuse are the most popular holiday resorts on the island. Tourists love to visit numerous ancient places and landmarks here.
Trapani is famous for its beautiful beaches and places of interest. Thousands of tourists come here each year.
Beaches in Sicily
This island is the real paradise for those who love comfortable rest surrounded by nature. Almost the whole coast is a long line of the incredible beaches.
The best beaches for family rest you will find in Syracuse. In Taormina the coast is stony, but you will be amazed by breathtaking landscapes and clear water.
Mondello is the major beach resort in Palermo. It has a well-developed infrastructure.
Mazzaró Beach is a great place for diving and surfing.
Entertainment and places of interest
Both nature and architecture are amazing in Sicily. Almost every city has its own special places of interest. However, you should start your excursion from Palermo. There are a lot of famous historical buildings.
Palazzo dei Normanni is the most majestic building in the city. It was the seat of the Kings of Sicily during the Norman domination and served afterwards as the main seat of power for the subsequent rulers of the island.
Martorana is a medieval church and the seat of the parish of San Nicolò dei Greci. Today, as a church-historical monument, it is the result of multiple transformations and the subject to protection.
Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo are burial catacombs with the mummies of the local elite from XVI-XIX centuries.
Awesome nature is another pride of the island. Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe and the biggest mystery for the scientists. The walk along the local tourist routes will be unforgettable for everyone.
Catania is the second largest city on the island. The city has a rich culture and history, hosting many museums, restaurants, churches, parks and theatres. Catania is well known for its street food.
Valley of the Temples is another legend of Sicily. It is located near Agrigento. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture and is one of the main attractions of Sicily as well as a national monument of Italy. The area was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1997.
Climate and weather
Sicily experiences a typical Mediterranean climate with mild and wet winters and hot, dry summers with very changeable intermediate seasons. The warmest weather lasts from July to August. And from December until February it is pretty cold. Rainfall occurs very rarely. Mainly during winters, it rains a little bit.
It is very windy on the island. African sirocco brings heat and sandstorms. The tourist season lasts here from May until October, but in November and April, the weather is also warm and pleasant.
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