Sicily famously sits off the coast of the Italian mainland. The island itself is still part of Italy, and shares plenty of the same traditions and specialities. Sicily has an infamous history, and its location in the Mediterranean makes it an attractive island to visit with plenty to see. Sicily hotels range from modern, to charming and traditional, depending on your budget. Book with lastminute.com to check out the full range.
Food and drink
When you eat out on your trip to Sicily, you’ll quickly see how meal time can be an experience rather than a simple restaurant dinner. The proud Italian history of cooking and service makes for friendly staff and large portions all across the island.
When you choose a restaurant you’ll be hard pressed to find places that don’t offer great pizza, and the Capricciosa is a staple of the island, and a must-try. For a great restaurant, visit Santandrea Palermo. This shabby-chic restaurant has seats inside and out. Like many of the restaurants on the island, the interior is classically Italian themed, with neatly dressed tables and minimalist dressing.
The island is littered with museums, where you can learn all about its colourful history. To learn about Sicily’s role in the wars, check out the Museo della Memoria. If you’re more interested in the architecture, then the Archaeological museum will teach you about the local buildings and how they’ve changed over the years.
Of course no trip to Sicily is complete without seeing the famous Mount Etna. This impressive piece of geography has regular tours running up it, and multiple paths that you can explore safely. Once you’ve begun to explore the island, you’ll want to see the Valle dei Templi. The temple is one of the world’s best examples of Greater Greek architecture still standing today.
The island has a spot of paradise in the Vendicari Nature Reserve. Here you can see rare wildlife and find some absolutely stunning beaches that are far more popular with the local animals than with people. If you’re looking for a secluded spot, it doesn’t get much better than this. The reserve is a short drive away from the busier areas of Sicily, but well worth the journey for its sandy shores and gorgeous waters.
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