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Do you think you know Sicily well? It is full of places to see! Natural parks, archaeological sites, lunar landscapes of Etna, are only part of what this magnificent island has in store for you.

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Sicily has always been a crossroads: civilisations, peoples and customs have met and mixed here. Leaving many traces of their passage, these peoples have left an extraordinary legacy to the Sicily of today. From prehistoric times, through Roman times, to the present day, the remains of the island’s inhabitants are waiting to be discovered.

Sicily, also known as the “island of the three peaks”, the Trinakria of the ancient Greeks, is full of surprises. Visiting the picturesque villages, plunging back into history, discovering how nature has shaped the island will delight your heart. Whether you are a nature lover or a history buff, this Mediterranean island will give you what you came for.

 

There are plenty of things to see and do in Sicily.

Let’s start with Catania and its Baroque style, its Roman theatre and its golden sandy beach, the Playa. Standing at the foot of the volcano, Catania has taken advantage of its proximity to Mount Etna to enrich its architecture. Its historic centre is one of the places to visit to discover and admire the island’s true spirit.

Etna offers its slopes to all those who want to discover its breath-taking scenery. Our guided tours will allow you to tour, climb and discover its bowels in complete safety.

The natural park surrounding Etna will delight walkers of all ages. It will surprise many with its beauty and its remarkable features due to the proximity of the volcano.

Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is a city with many facets. Its cathedral, chapel, theatre, market and street food, among others, will take you back in time. 

 

Syracuse, with the Greek theatre and its archaeological museum, is a must-see.

Take the opportunity to visit the island of Ortigia. It surrounds the historic centre of the city of Syracuse. The baroque town of Noto is also well worth a visit.

 

Taormina, Castelmola, Naxos and Isola Bella are worth a visit for an incredible view of the coast and the Ionian Sea.

Taormina, meanwhile, has an elegant and colourful centre where you can stroll, rest and escape.

The piscina di Venere (Pool of Venus), its crystalline waters and private beach will show you why Sicily is also known for its unique beaches.

 

Cefalù, with its beautiful beaches and remarkable seaside, is known as one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in Sicily.

Possessing ancient ruins overlooking the sea, Cefalù will also delight history lovers. It is undoubtedly for all these reasons that Cefalù is very popular with tourists and Sicilians alike.

The archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, north of Sicily, is worth a visit. Composed of 7 islands, this group of islands is also full of wonders to explore. A must do: climbing Stromboli and visiting the mud baths at Vulcano.

Visit Ragusa Ibla, and take a half-day stroll through its narrow streets and historic pedestrian area. Discover its colourful set of houses, narrow streets and staircases.

 

Selinunte has one of the largest and most important archaeological parks in Europe. Come and see the remains of Sicily’s past.

In the western part of the island, visit the Valley of the Temples, an archaeological site near Agrigento. At sunset this site, which bears the traces of the ancient Greeks, will immerse you in a very special atmosphere.

 

Piazza Armerina, a splendid city of art, is full of remains from the Roman period.

Come and discover the Roman Villa del Casale and its famous mosaics, which date back to the end of the fourth century. Property of an important Roman family, this residence and its decorations are sure to leave an impression.

 

The volcanic activities on the north face of Etna have created the Alcantara Gorge. The river Alacantara makes its way through majestic gorges in a bed of lava stone.

 

You should also visit the cathedral of the city of Monreale. Built in the 12th century, its Arab-Norman-Byzantine style is enchanting.

The Zingaro nature reserve is home to many species of nesting birds. With a bit of luck, you may catch a glimpse of peregrine falcons.

 

Trapani, a city in the west of Sicily, is full of architectural nuggets. It is also worth visiting for its nature.

The Egadi Islands, nicknamed the Caribbean of Sicily, will offer you a panorama that is worth the diversion. Located half an hour from Trapani by boat, you can enjoy their beaches with transparent waters.

If you love beaches and swimming, then San Vito Lo Capo is a beach not to be missed. The colours of the water and its sand make it a must when visiting Sicily.

You’re planning a holiday in Sicily

And you are looking for the best places to visit? There are many things to see on this beautiful Italian island and Etna3340 organizes excursions and tours customized to explore this charming island. Discover through our tours all the beauty of this country.

Whether you are traveling with your family or with a partner, whether you are looking for adventure or just to relax, Sicily meets your expectations.

There is a wide choice of tours in Sicily, like the unmissable cities of Catania, Syracuse, Taormina and the Aeolian Islands. With important historical sites such as Agrigento Valley of the Temples, the Roman theatre of Taormina or the Baroque cities of Noto, Ragusa and Modica.

Natural richness, with its active volcanoes such as Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano, its smaller islands, its beaches and its magnificent nature reserves like the one in Zingaro and Vendicari.

 

Visit Aeolian Islands: The Aeolian Islands are located in offshore the Northern coast of Sicily. From volcanic origins, this archipelago is made of 7 islands. Each islands has its own charm and atmosphere, like Lipari as the largest, best served by boats, and more animated. Vulcano is famous for its beautiful volcanic landscapes, mud baths and fumaroles at its peak.

Stromboli, is impressive at night with its constant eruptions, which occur every 20 minutes, you can enjoy a show of natural fireworks. You have lots of choice to get to Aeolian Islands, hydrofoil, boat from Milazzo, or you can also plan a sailing boat trip or even helicopter tour from Taormina.

 

Visit Noto, Modica and Ragusa: If you are looking for the best place to visit in Sicily, the Baroque towns of Noto, Modica and Ragusa are all listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Palaces, churches and Baroque cathedrals, architecture lovers will fall in love!

 

Visit Taormina: Nicknamed “the Pearl of Sicily” this town is a must-see destination on your bucket list of things to do in Sicily. Also famous for the magnificent view it offers on the Ionian coast and Mount Etna. Make sure not to miss in Taormina the beautiful Isola Bella, the small island and its beach, visit Taormina Greek Theatre with its amazing view over volcano Etna.

 

Visit Piazza Armerina: Piazza Armerina, a city of splendid art nestled in the center of Sicily, has a long series of monuments that tells a glorious past. The Roman Villa del Casale, dating back to the end of the fourth century, is the pride of the city.

 

Sicily Tours: On Etna3340.com blog and video sections we give you all our best tips and itineraries to plan your trip to Sicily by yourself. However, if you prefer to book a Sicily tour with us, just go through the website and check the different sections, you will find the best Sicily tour that meet your needs.

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