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Holidays to Sicily
The rugged, yet beautiful island of Sicily has been luring travellers since ancient times for its magnificent coastlines, dramatic mountains, fertile valleys, and incredible cuisine. Adventurous travellers can see it all here, including bustling cities, ancient ruins, steaming volcanic cones, and idyllic beaches. If you prefer a holiday where you can get out and explore, Sicily is the place to do it.
What to see and do on a Holiday to Sicily
Sicily has a long history of foreign occupation, and as such, is home to a wealth of stunning architecture and archaeological sites. Visit the busy capital of Palermo to see intriguing palaces, mosques, and churches designed in the unique Arab-Norman style. Catania is home to a wealth of intriguing Baroque, Renaissance, and Neoclassical buildings that have earned the city UNESCO World Heritage Status. And nothing quite compares to the beautifully preserved Greek and Roman theatre overlooking the sea in Taormina.
Visitors on a holiday to Sicily also have a myriad of opportunities to get out and explore this scenic island. Take a trek to the top of Mount Etna (pictured in the distance) to see the smoking cone of one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Head to the Aeolian Islands to rejuvenate in volcanic mud baths and discover hidden coves and black sand beaches. For those who want to get away from it all, the island of Pantelleria is a well-kept secret, with its lush vineyards and thermal pools.
Many travellers venture to Sicily primarily for the superb food. Sicilian cuisine is a mix of Mediterranean, Arab, and Spanish influences, and relies heavily on fresh seafood, olive oil, vegetables, and spices. Start your meal with Arancini, savoury rice balls with tasty fillings, move on to a flavourful Pasta alla Norma, made with fresh tomatoes, eggplant, basil, and ricotta cheese, indulge in a hearty, grilled swordfish steak, and finish the meal off with a heavenly cannoli filled with creamy ricotta cheese.
With so many options to choose from, planning for a holiday to Sicily can be overwhelming. At FlySearch we make it easy for you with our handy online search function. Use this tool to find and book the best deals on flights, accommodation, transportation, and tours in spectacular Sicily.