Sicily is a land of extremes and contrasts, a magnification of all things Italian. It is also an island of enormous intensity, a concentrated distillation of history , architecture and gastronomy, where incandescent volcanoes light up the night skies
Palermo is one of those cities with its own very distinct, almost tangible atmosphere, a place of mystery where reality often outperforms the traveller’s imagination and preconceived stereotypes...
Idyllicly perched on a rocky promontory high above the sea, Taormina has been the most popular tourist destination in Sicily for a couple of hundred of years, ever since it became an integral part of the Grand Tour...
Syracuse was the most important city of Magna Graecia and even defeated mighty Athens in 413BC. It was home to the inimitable Archimedes and according to Cicero, was “the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all”.
Catania's history and existence has been shaped by Mount Etna On several occasions volcanic eruptions destroyed the city, covering it with lava and ash... The respons of the locals? Rebuild their town in lava stone!
One of Sicily’s most prestigious historical attractions is without a doubt the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, a splendid archaeological park consisting of 8 temples (+ various other remains) built between 510 BC and 430 BC.
On the south west coast of Sicily lies Selinunte one of the largest and most impressive archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. It has lain abandoned for over 2,000 years, its numerous temples, acropolis and agora in dignified ruins.
Built in the middle of the 4th Century AD as a hunting lodge by a Roman patrician Villa Romana del Casale is home to some of the best preserved and extensive examples of Roman mosaics to be found anywhere in Europe.
Unique beauty, two active volcanoes, a wealth of history, myriad Greek myths and legends, wonderful swimming, great beaches, stunning views, top walking galore, mouthwatering cuisine and luscious sweet dessert wines...