Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is located just off the coast of Italy. With a rich history and well-preserved monuments, history lovers and those with an eye for all things ancient will love this island. With white beaches and stunning views, the city has many things to offer whilst visiting. Here are just five great reasons to plan your next holiday to visit Sicily.
Sicily has a great selection of traditional homemade foods for all food fanatics. There are so many ice-cream parlours with amazing flavours and unique tastes to keep the children and adults happy all day. If you visit any of the coastal villages in Sicily, you can taste the exquisite seafood they bring in fresh each day. Sicilians also have a great love for pasta too.
If relaxation is needed on your trip, a beach is never far away when visiting Sicily. Known for its stunning white beaches, the beach is a great place to unwind and relax. If you are visiting Sicily as a family, the beaches are ideal for parents to sit down and enjoy the sun whilst the little ones build sandcastles and take a splash in the sea. To make the most of a family stay, avoid the hotels. If you want a place where your kids will be relaxed, and enjoy unbelievable views and some privacy, there are plenty of luxury villas in Sicily to choose from. The Western area of the island is especially nice.
This is a port city located on the east coast of Sicily and is home to many ancient buildings. Once covered in lava from Mount Etna’s eruption, this city is now home to many beautiful buildings and there is lots to do. Whether you would like to learn more about Sicily’s history and visit one of its many museums or spend the day at one of its many wineries, Catania is a beautiful tourist destination.
4. Boat Trips
As Sicily is an island, there are many surrounding islands that warrant a day away from Sicily. Boat trips are a nice getaway and the views of the ocean are sensational. The Egadi Islands offer miles of beaches with clear seas as far as the eye can see. If you want a day of relaxation and fun followed by a quiet meal on the seafront, a boat trip can take you to this archipelago.
5. Mount Etna
Sicily is home to the highest volcano in Europe and it is a great site to behold. Mount Etna is a spectacular site and you certainly can’t miss it. You may even visit when the volcano is spewing lava, something that you don’t see every day. Tourists can visit the active craters and there are guided walks through Etna Park available. This volcano also offers Sicilians and travellers a chance to practice winter sports whilst a few kilometres from the ocean!
Whatever you do in Sicily, whether you decide to explore its rich culture or relax on the beaches, you will have a great time with family, friends, or as a couple.