Introducing Sicily

For centuries, Sicily has laid at the crossroads of the Mediterranean. Inhabited by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Normans, Sicily has seen many rulers, all of which have left their mark on the culture, cuisine, architecture and landscapes of this beautiful island; a true melting pot of cultural flavours just waiting to be explored.

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and the most diverse. Each of its 20 regions has a distinctive character and range of experiences to offer its visitors. From stunning beaches, erupting volcanoes, rich cuisine, historic relics and ruins and epic landscapes with hilltop towns and rolling vineyards, you’ll have a hard time choosing where and what to visit and you’ll certainly find yourself wanting to return again and again, year after year.

Not only is the island of Sicily breathtakingly beautiful, but it is relatively inexpensive compared to other tourist hot spots in Italy. Once you get past the fear of driving in Sicily, there is a plethora of sights to see and an abundance of delicious seafood, granita and wine to taste and smell. 

Introducing Sicily

For centuries, Sicily has laid at the crossroads of the Mediterranean. Inhabited by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Normans, Sicily has seen many rulers, all of which have left their mark on the culture, cuisine, architecture and landscapes of this beautiful island; a true melting pot of cultural flavours just waiting to be explored.

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and the most diverse. Each of its 20 regions has a distinctive character and range of experiences to offer its visitors. From stunning beaches, erupting volcanoes, rich cuisine, historic relics and ruins and epic landscapes with hilltop towns and rolling vineyards, you’ll have a hard time choosing where and what to visit and you’ll certainly find yourself wanting to return again and again, year after year.

Not only is the island of Sicily breathtakingly beautiful, but it is relatively inexpensive compared to other tourist hot spots in Italy. Once you get past the fear of driving in Sicily, there is a plethora of sights to see and an abundance of delicious seafood, granita and wine to taste and smell. 

Introducing Sicily

For centuries, Sicily has laid at the crossroads of the Mediterranean. Inhabited by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Normans, Sicily has seen many rulers, all of which have left their mark on the culture, cuisine, architecture and landscapes of this beautiful island; a true melting pot of cultural flavours just waiting to be explored.

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and the most diverse. Each of its 20 regions has a distinctive character and range of experiences to offer its visitors. From stunning beaches, erupting volcanoes, rich cuisine, historic relics and ruins and epic landscapes with hilltop towns and rolling vineyards, you’ll have a hard time choosing where and what to visit and you’ll certainly find yourself wanting to return again and again, year after year.

Not only is the island of Sicily breathtakingly beautiful, but it is relatively inexpensive compared to other tourist hot spots in Italy. Once you get past the fear of driving in Sicily, there is a plethora of sights to see and an abundance of delicious seafood, granita and wine to taste and smell. 

Planning your trip to Sicily

To say there is a lot to see in Sicily is an understatement. Most people who travel to Sicily come for a week or two and almost everyone has trouble planning their trip, deciding what are the best places to visit in Sicily and how to fit everything into their time frame. 

The key to an enjoyable trip to Sicily is to plan well and to embrace its slower and relaxed pace of life. Try not to fit too much in to your itinerary and allow time for simply enjoying views, people watching and extended lunches, because the food in Sicily is so good, you’ll want to savour it.

There are many “top sights” in Sicily, some of which you’ll see listed in the map. It is a land with an abundance of historical archaeological sites, spectacular beaches, impressive cities, quaint towns and beautiful landscapes including Europe’s largest active Volcano, Etna, which soars and dominates the Eastern coastline. 

To plan your trip to Sicily, you’ll want to have a clear itinerary in mind ahead of visiting, including where you’ll stay, where you’ll visit and how many days you’ll spend at each destination. For my best advice on where to stay, what to see, restaurants, transport and more, check out my useful mini guides and blog posts below.

Sicily Destination Guides

Find out where to stay, what to see and do and where to eat in my mini guides to Sicily’s top sights and cities.
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