Useful tips on what to see in Sicily during your holidays

Published on July 27, 2017


Sicily is a true heavenly paradise to visit at least once in life. Sicily is impossible to forget for its naturalistic, landscaped and gastronomic beauties, for its cultural heritage, the sea and the beaches, among the most beautiful in the world. Tourism in Sicily has seen an exponential increase in recent years, according to estimates of tourism report 2017, boasts over 15 million tourists from everywhere. The questions that anyone who places during the planning of their holidays in Sicily are:
What to visit in Sicily?
What to see in Sicily?
What are the best places to see in Sicily?
It is really difficult to recommend the most beautiful places to visit in Sicily since Sicily has to be visited all over! So we rely on the statistics released by the largest tourist portals on the web to the reviews of the various users.
Lampedusa Island
The island of Lampedusa is an authentic wonder that attracts more and more tourists thanks to its dream scenery, clear sea and white sandy beaches. Many visitors have defined the Lampedusa Rabbit Beach as the most beautiful beach in the world without half-measures.

The Valley of the Temples of Agrigento
Cultural lovers will find Valley of the Temples of Agrigento one of the largest archaeological complexes in the world, immersed in a landscape of rare beauty made up of centuries-old olive trees and almond trees. The Valley of the Temples is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and extends over 1300 acres with the remains of the ancient city of Akragas.

Zingaro Natural Reserve
A landscape of rare beauty that has not been reached by the asphalt. The Zingaro reserve is characterized by beautiful creeks with clear waters that represent a corner of paradise where to stay at the sea for moments of absolute relaxation.

Ragusa Ibla
When you arrive in Ragusa Ibla, a baroque pearl, seems to have ended up in a crib. Majestic and elegant churches, charming alleys and great cuisine. The historical center of Ragusa Ibla is to be visited in every corner, but above all do not forget to look up from it: it’s a unique spectacle!

San Vito lo Capo
The white beaches of San Vito lo Capo are famous all over the world, with a sea that has nothing to envy in the Caribbean or Maldives. The city is dynamic especially in the summer season with different events organized day after day. The strength of the tourism in San Vito lo Capo is definitely the Cous Cous Fest: about a month to enjoy great food with VIP guests alternating to animate the event.

Siracusa and the historic center of Ortigia
Siracusa offers tourist solutions for every type of need. For the lovers of the sea, the clear waters and the rich marine fauna of the Plemmirio marine protected area await you along with the fantastic beaches of Fontane Bianche and Arenella. The historic center of Ortigia guarantees a fairytale atmosphere between baroque alleys, local crafts, museums and ancient acropolis of the Greek city. The Paolo Orsi Museum, the Greek Theater of Syracuse and the Neapolis Archaeological Park are worth a visit.

Taormina is confirmed each year by the Sicilian city which has the greatest tourist attraction. You decide to go to Holiday in Taormina simply because it’s beautiful. It offers breathtaking views of the sea, which is clean and accessible. The historic center is impressive and boasts a great past. Among the strong points of the city are the Teatro Greco di Taormina, the medieval area and Isola Bella.

The Norman town of Monreale is located at the foot of Mount Caputo in an unquestioned beauty setting. The Monreale Cathedral is one of the most beautiful temples in the world. After Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (Constantinople), it is the largest Byzantine work ever created.

Erice, an ancient Phoenician and Greek city, is a village of infinite beauty defined as one of the most beautiful in Italy. It is 750 meters high on Mount Erice, surrounded by a plateau of triangular shape overlooking the sea. We recommend tourists to visit the Venetian Castle and the numerous museums.

It is the largest city in eastern Sicily. The Baroque impression is visible in every corner of the historic center. Villa Bellini, Via Crociferi, Catania Cathedral and the historic market at the foot of Via Etnea deserve to be visited. Your tour in Catania must have a stop at Aci Castello (a real sea terrace) and Aci Trezza, famous for its Faraglioni, a result of Polifemo’s fury. There is no holiday in Catania without a fantastic excursion on the Etna between woods, craters and breathtaking views.

Caltagirone is UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002, a historic center of rare beauty and charm. Caltagirone is the city of calcareous ceramics, a tradition that has been renewed today, beginning in ancient Greece. Caltagirone’s stage is famous all over the world.

Piazza Armerina
Piazza Armerina is located on a hilltop of the Erei mountains right in the center of Sicily, at 697 meters above sea level. In Piazza Armerina the most famous monument is the Villa Romana del Casale with its more than 3,000 square meters of mosaics, dating from 320 to 370 after Christ.

Cavagrande del Cassibile
The ponds of Cavagrande del Cassibile are an unspoiled place, a deep quarry in which clear and fresh freshwater lakes have been formed, fed by the surrounding rivers. It is possible to reach the ponds along a path that entails a bit of effort during the climb, but we assure you that it is worth it.

Noto – Baroque Garden
Visit Noto is a must for those in vacation in Siracusa. Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site now represents the center of art and culture for excellence, attracting more and more tourists each year for its elegance and its monumental heritage. For those who love to reconcile culture and the sea, just outside the village await the fantastic beaches of Marina di Noto and the natural Reserve of Vendicari.

Siracusa small hamlet that looks like a pretty bomboniera built around the port of the harbor. Marzamemi is a destination for tourists from everywhere, a movie set of numerous fiction, a place of great relaxing walks accompanied by spectacular sunsets. It should be emphasized that Marzamemi is eating excellent fish.

Like many Sicilian Baroque towns, Modica has also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its incredible monumental and artistic heritage. Tourists on vacation in Modica must visit the church of Carmine and the rock church of San Niccolò Inferiore. Modica is also famous for traditional chocolate and traditional dishes, so it’s impossible to keep up to date during your vacation in Modica. The beaches of Marina di Modica are easily reached by car.
The Turks Scale
The legend says it was used by invaders to climb the coast and surprise the local population. The Turks Scale is an ambitious tourist destination located in Realmonte, in the province of Agrigento. It is a limestone show surrounded by the crystalline sea typical of the Agrigento coast. The Turks Scale are reachable on foot; The cliff is subject to continuous erosion so you have to be careful when going through it.

It is a beautiful island with a sea that has nothing to envy anyone. Incredibly full of tourists in July and August, it is ideal for those who love relaxing walks, sea hiking and good fish. It is advisable to rent a boat and go on a tour of the island by visiting the fantastic grottoes of the Sighs and the Innamorati.

The beach of Mondello is certainly the most famous of Sicily and among the most beautiful in the world. It is a true corner of paradise characterized by clear waters and white sand that makes the shining sea under the rays of the sun. Mondello is a compulsory stage for those in western Sicily.

Palermo and Cefalù
Palermo is the capital of Sicily, now a UNESCO heritage site. The Palestine culture is the result of Norman and Arabic nominations. It has an artistic and monumental heritage that does not fear competition. The beauty of Palermo is typical of those cities that have dominated elegantly over time. To visit in Palermo is the city of Cefalù, a maritime village known all over the world for the fantastic cathedral, unique in its kind.

The Aeolian Islands
All of them, Salina, Volcano, Panarea, Lipari, Alicudi and Filicudi are the same destination for tourists from all over the world. The Aeolian Islands are synonymous with relaxation and fun, good cooking and amazing sea.

Alcantara Gorges
The Alcantara Gorges are a unique and exciting spectacle. The gorges represent a canyon originated by cooling phenomena of ancient lava flows ending in the frozen waters of the Alcantara River. Read the detailed excursions to Alcantara Gorges.

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