Best things to do and places to visit for Sicily

Sicily is the largest Italian island. It is surrounded by three seas, the Mediterranean, Ionian, and Tyrrhenian. It is separated from the rest of the continent by the Strait of Messina, and is surrounded by numerous smaller isles, the Aeolian Islands (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Pelagie, Ustica, and Pantelleria.

It is an island of the sea, traditions, history, as well as nature and volcanoes, some of which have never been dormant, such as Stromboli and Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe.

Another treasure certified by UNESCO is the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, one of the most important Italian archaeological sites. Syracuse is also a UNESCO site, as are Val di Noto and the Villa Romana del Casale.

Among the cities with the most scenic position is Taormina, the famous historical seaside town, which offers a view that extends from the blue sea to Mount Etna.

A vacation in Sicily is also a journey through archaeological and protected areas, museums and regional parks, caves and traditional buildings.

The sea is just one of the ways to experience the island, which is crossed by numerous trails and bridle paths for tourists on foot, bike or horseback. In Sciacca and Acireale the journey takes a wellness break among the ancient thermal baths. Archaeological finds and the many temples that dot the region let you dip into the past and into the Sicilian Magna Graecia.

Events are also numerous: the Taormina Film Festival, the many festivals dedicated to patron saints, including the feast of Santa Rosalia in Palermo, and Sant'Agata in Catania, just to name a few. The Carnival celebrations in Acireale are engaging and spectacular.

At the table, you'll find a parade of traditional local products based on fish and other fresh ingredients, a quality that has earned many DOP and IGT certifications in the area.

Restaurants by Agriturismo.it

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Syracuse
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Paternò
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Santa Domenica Vittoria
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Lascari
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Acquedolci
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Sicily: Where to sleep

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Charming farmhouse in the heart of the Madonie Park
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Charming farmhouse in the heart of the Madonie Park Farmstay · Castelbuono
Units: 3 · Guests: 2
from 120€ per night
LowCostParadise - Il Giardino di Lucia
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LowCostParadise - Il Giardino di Lucia Apartment · Calavà
Units: 3 · Guests: 4
from 90€ per night
IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, NEAR THE SEA
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IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, NEAR THE SEA Apartment · Marsala
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 4 + 2
from 50€ per night
Apartment Monreale
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Apartment Monreale Apartment · Monreale
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 2 + 1
from 50€ per night
Apartment Giardini-Naxos
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Apartment Giardini-Naxos Apartment · Giardini-Naxos
Bathrooms: 2 · Guests: 6 + 3
from 100€ per night
House in the Centre of marina
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House in the Centre of marina Villa · Marina di Ragusa
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 3 + 3
from 65€ per night
Country/Farmhouse Lampedusa e Linosa
Country/Farmhouse Lampedusa e Linosa Country/Farmhouse · Lampedusa e Linosa
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 2 + 2
from 50€ per night
Villa Mondello
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Villa Mondello Villa · Mondello
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 6
from 75€ per night
Apartment Catania
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Apartment Catania Apartment · Catania
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 2 + 5
from 45€ per night