Why you should visit Sicily
- Visit the Ancient sites of Syracuse and Agrigento
- Stroll through the city of Modica, showcasing some of the finest Baroque architecture
- Hike to the crater summit of Mount Etna, one of the most active volcanoes in Europe
- Visit an Oil Mill during harvest and sample Sicily’s finest, freshly pressed fragrant olive oil
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A great way to explore island life, if you can keep up with the local drivers, is to hire a car and explore the beautiful coastal roads and winding hillsides.
A little more about Sicily
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, boasting a mild climate that makes it an attractive destination for much of the year. Golden sandy beaches, rocky headlands, baroque architecture, a rich and varied history and Mount Etna, which dominates much of the island’s skyline, all add to its charm.
For sheer sensory overload, head to Palermo with its lively atmosphere and melting pot of cultures. There are some excellent museums to visit and a walk through some of the local markets, where the Island’s Arabic origins are still evident thanks to the noise, smells and labyrinthine streets, is a definite highlight.
For a more relaxed pace of life, the pretty town of Taormina situated on the East coast of the island offers quaint churches, stunning coastal views, and plenty of shops and cafes to while away your days. A trip to Sicily is not complete without a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples.
When to go to Sicily
The nicest time to holiday to Sicily is from April to June and September to October. It is possible to visit during the summer months; however, it can get extremely busy and very crowded with hot and dry temperatures.
Fly with BA, Ryanair or easyJet to Catania or Palermo.