Sicily has such a deep heritage that it can be compared to a treasure island. That’s why our guide will help you plan your trip to Sicily in the best possible way. Build your own journey by not missing any of the destinations selected by us. Between the mythical and unmissable Etna, the heavenly beaches of the Ionian and Mediterranean seas, and unique archaeological sites, our plan will guide you with accuracy. It goes without saying that the best way to enjoy to the fullest your holiday is by renting a villa in Sicily, like the ones that you can find a villa in Sicily for your holiday, the best Italian gateway for holiday rentals in beautiful Sicily.
Maps of the Regions
While there is no lack of scenic beaches and art in Sicily, the beauty of its landscapes is matched only by the richness of its past. Its history has left extraordinary traces such as the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento or the imposing Baroque remains, such as the Cathedral of Syracuse. To the north, from west to east, beaches such as San Vito Lo Capo or the Zingaro natural reserve, and the Nebrodi park are condensed into the most beautiful Sicilian landscapes and seaside retreats.
There’s so much to explore and do in Sicily that your holiday villa will literally become your private oasis of relaxing and pleasure, where you can unwind, plan your next move, experiment with Sicilian cuisine or read about the incredibly rich history of Sicily – all the while living like a local.
Let’s check out together the must-visit spots in outstanding Sicily.
Overview of 5 Touristic Regions
THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS
Real nuggets that glitter in the Ionian Sea, each Aeolian island has a different shine. Lipari is an island full of sweetness, in terms of colors, lifestyle, and cuisine. You will enjoy delicious moments of ‘la dolce vita.’ In Vulcano or Stromboli, you will rather work on your muscles and be proud to climb these superb volcanoes, which will offer you incredible panoramas to contemplate.
ETNA AND THE IONIAN COAST
This is a region that you have to take the time to appreciate. Between the immovable Etna, magnificent Taormina with its turquoise blue beaches, and Catania shores, which still fascinates tourists with its unique squares and its marvelous cathedral, you will not have time to get bored. You must travel around the region to enjoy the hikes around Etna and see the wild landscapes that will forever mark your trip to Sicily.
THE WILD INTERIOR
The center of Sicily is full of green and mountainous landscapes that are ideal for beautiful walks to enjoy the mild Sicilian climate and the tranquility of this wild region. It’s a sparsely populated area where you can refocus and meditate along the sun-heated trails. In the Madonie Natural Park, you can stroll between the beautiful flowers that litter the ground of the park inhabited by many animals.
PALERMO AND THE MEDITERRANEAN SHORES
At the crossroads of East and West, Palermo has more than one treasure to its credit. Its Arab gardens are a real haven of peace that contrasts with the old markets, which are much more lively. Get drunk with the baroque splendor of its city center and the Duomo di Monreale, Sicily’s most beautiful Arab-Norman church, listed as a World Heritage Site. To refresh yourself, simply turn to the beautiful Mediterranean with its splendid beaches such as San Vito Lo Capo or Castellamare del Golfo.
SYRACUSE AND THE BAROQUE LANDS
Syracuse is a city full of mysteries. It contains elaborate architectural jewels that take you back a thousand years. Explore this wild and historic region by venturing into the Vendicari Wildlife Reserve, for example. Ragusa, Noto, and Modica are as many cultural and gastronomic treasure cities with (it is said) the two best ice-cream makers/pastry chefs (ask for almond biscuits) in the world in Noto!
So, what are you waiting for? Your next adventure in Sicily is just a click away. Choose the holiday villa of your dreams, close your eyes and picture yourself having a proper Italian aperitivo on your terrace like a local or have a romantic midnight dip in your pool.