Quick Guide to Sicily
Known for its rugged landscape and elegant historical towns such as Taormina, Palermo, Ragusa and Gela, the island of Sicily is great for a relaxing holiday with fine food, delicious wine and a relaxed pace of life. There are numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the impressive Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe too. Relatively undiscovered by us Brits, the island is particularly popular with Italian holidaymakers - it's time to dicover the charms of a holiday to Sicily for yourself!
Fab holidays for:
Stunning beaches, Delicious food & wine, Breathtaking natural landscapes
Palermo, Catania, Trapani and Comiso
Did you know?
While you normally associate amazing street food with places like Asia, Sicily has actually been awarded the European capital of street food by Forbes. Think arancini and deliciously fresh pizzas.
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Top 5 Things to Do in Sicily
Holidays in Sicily offer a wide range of treats, from exploring the island's rich and ancient culture to lazing about on the sandy beaches.
- The Valley of the Temples
- Do try to squeeze in a visit to The Valley of the Temples, which has the largest collection of classical Greek ruins.
- Catacombe dei Cappuccini
- Another favourite is the Catacombe dei Cappuccini, a tour of underground crypts with over 8000 well preserved mummies.
- Mount Etna
- Mount Etna can be explored by a railroad which runs round the volcano.
- Home to one of Sicily's nicest beaches, Taormina is lauded for its beauty. Go for a dip in the scenic cove and you may never want to leave.
- Those looking for some Sicilian cultural sights have come to the right place - churches, museums, theatres and palaces abound in Palermo.
How to get to Sicily
Off the coast of Italy, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. With miles of beautiful coastline, the famous Mt. Etna volcano, well preserved medieval towns and Greek temple ruins, there is plenty to both see and do. Sicily holidays are more affordable now as the budget airlines fly from a range of UK airports to Palermo. Direct Palermo flights from most UK airports take about three and a quarter hours. Car hire from Palermo Airport is suitable for all budgets and the airport is only 20 km from Palermo, the largest city in Sicily which is rich in art, architecture and food.
Where to stay in Sicily
Cheap holidays to Sicily mean staying in affordable but pleasant accommodation. This can range from 2* hotels through to bed and breakfast, self catering apartments and rustic farmhouses. Start your search with the location you'd most like to be based in and you are sure to find something cheap and clean. There is Palermo itself, Catania, Messina, Siracusa, Vulcano and the Aeolian Islands, to name just a few popular destinations.