The Best Places to Visit in Sicily
In the deep south of Italy, located between Europe and Africa, you will find Sicily, the biggest island of the Mediterranean. An island rich in history, renowned for its wonderful beaches and crystal clear sea, Sicily offers ideal destinations to organize special events, spectacular ceremonies or simply a holiday to escape and discover authentic locations. Let yourself be enchanted by luxury hotels on the beach, charming “masserie” and high-level wine resorts combining wine and food experiences and the relaxation of magic venues nestled in the wild nature.
UNESCO has recognized several important natural sites as world heritage. Firstly, Etna the tallest active volcano in Europe, which has taken on a scientific and cultural importance. Furthermore, in the north east of Sicily you find the fascinating Eolie Islands, volcanic islands featured by a natural environment rich in flora and fauna with wonderful beaches, grottos, coves and rich seabed. The Eolie Islands have a particular identity, they are peaks of a submarine chain of reliefs.
Sicily boasts the biggest archeological UNESCO sites. “Valle dei Templi” one of the most well-known in the world, the archeological area of Agrigento features a number of extraordinarily preserved Doric temples. The city of excellent art is Siracusa where countless architectural and cultural evidence has a heritage of over two thousand five hundred years. The cultural experience of Sicily is completed by visiting the Late Baroque cities of “Val di Noto”, “Villa Romana del Casale” at Piazza Armerina, the Norman Arabic part of Palermo and the cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale.
The beaches of Sicily are dreamy with fine sand, rocks, rich seabed protected by reserves, secret corners with transparent sea. Among the most beautiful beaches are the well-known “Isola dei Conigli”, part of the nature reserve of Lampedusa. In “Riserva naturale dello Zingaro”, near Trapani, you find the wild and uncontaminated “Cala Capreira” and the beach of “San Vito lo Capo”, a bay close to the mountain where the deep blue sea contrasts with white houses. Along the coast of Agrigento, nature encounters history at “Scala dei Turchi”, a beach close to a white marl crag. Around Taormina, you shouldn’t miss the boat trip of “Isola Bella”, a little island with lush nature.
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