If you’re undecided on what your next holiday destination should be, Sicily is definitely to be considered. One of the two largest Italian islands, Sicily is at the tip of the country’s boot. Full of breath-taking scenery, a rich cultural heritage, and beaches galore, the Sicilian region is one of the most popular locations for jetsetters. However, if you need more convincing, let me break it down for you even more.
Some of the most pristine beaches in Italy are found in Sicily, so you’ll be in good hands if you’re a beach person. Thanks to its clear waters and rich seabed, scuba diving is also a great activity option. Furthermore, thanks to coastline being 1,000 kilometres long you have quite the selection when choosing your beach for the day. Whether you prefer the sandy or the rockier ones, the water is guaranteed to be pristine. In case you don’t know where to start, give “Scala dei Turchi” near Agrigento a go, you won’t be disappointed.
Rich History and Archaeology
Of course because Italy is known for its great history in general, Sicily has its own list of archaeological sites to visit. Thanks to the different influences that have passed through the island over the times, all of them have left their mark on the island. For example, one of the most visited sites is the “Valley of Temples” in Agrigento which will have you feeling like you’ve just switched time periods. Pro tip: wear comfortable shoes!
Beautiful Houses and Accommodations
When it comes to where you’ll be staying, Sicily knows how to treat its visitors, as there are many beautiful hotels to choose from, as well as traditional private palazzos and houses. For this second option, there are even useful tools one may resort to: for example, to rent villas in Sicily websites like wishsicily.com are very useful, as they help you find beautiful accommodations at great prices. Wherever you choose to stay on this wonderful island, you can’t go wrong. As for restaurants, they are very accommodating and friendly, also when it comes to special needs and requests.
Speaking of restaurants… Don’t even get me started on food. Between pasta, desserts, traditional dishes and street food, you won’t know what you’ll want to eat first. If you’re a seafood fan, you’ve come to the right place. With fresh fish delivered directly from the fishermen to the restaurant owners, and the other ingredients most likely grown domestically, the dishes are one of a kind. Also you’re probably familiar with cannoli- good because they are going to be everywhere.
You’re going to need something to wash down your meals with, right? Lucky for you, Sicily also has a wide selection of wines for you to choose from. If you’re feeling adventurous too, Sicily also produces wine on the side of their active volcano, Mt. Etna– Talk about unique!