Sicily Holidays in 2014

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Sicily at a Glance

For holiday-seekers looking for a memorable Mediterranean holiday, the large island of Sicily at the tip of Italy’s boot provides the whole package. With its mix of golden beaches, Roman ruins, the majestic Mount Etna and fruit-filled orchards, Sicily serves up a memorable holiday that will keep everybody smiling.

Top Attractions in Sicily

In addition to its beaches, active volcano and museums, there are plenty of other attractions to visit on a holiday to Sicily. Whether you are looking to relax or explore, there are opportunities for both. With so much to see and do, Sicily would make the ideal destination for your break?

  • For an active Sicily holiday with plenty of sight-seeing, make sure to drop by Palermo, Sicily’s lively capital city. The Teatro Massimo, Italy’s largest opera house, is a must-see. Time it right and catch one of its magnificent performances. Also, don’t miss the intriguing underground Catacombs of the Capuchins, where over 6000 corpses have been mummified!
  • Situated in the town of Taormina, find the beautiful ancient Greek Theatre, Piazza Amerina. Dating back to seventh Century BC, this site continues to stage dramatic productions and concerts.
  • Another ancient architectural site that should not be missed is the Valley of Temples, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, where there are several archaic and restored temples to be admired.
  • After a long day of sight-seeing or relaxing, spend the evening sampling some of Italy’s finest dishes, including the thin pizza-like Sfincione and delicious seafood. Afterwards, burn those calories away with a night of dancing. Palermo and Catania are two of the best hotspots for an evening out.

Perfect Family Holidays in Sicily

  • At the top of the list for a family-orientated holidays to Sicily is some fun in the sun, sea, and sand. There are several clean and safe Blue Flag beaches in Sicily, including the Pozzalo, Ispica, Taormina and Porto Paolo. With its extensive coastline, there are plenty to pick from.
  • Sicily also provides a great educational experience! The active Mount Etna, close to the city of Messina, is Europe’s tallest and certainly deserves a visit. For the Greeks, this mountain was believed to be the home of Vulcan, the God of Fire, and the one-eyed Cyclops!
  • Take a trip to a museum or art gallery. Museo Archeologico di Taormina, built on the site of ancient Roman baths, offers an exciting day of discovery. Afterwards, enjoy a taste of Sicily’s local gelato or head over to one of the many pizzerias for a bite.

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Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Italian
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hours
Local airport: Catania
Flight time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Top Beaches

Giardini Naxos is a coastal town well-known for its excellent beaches, Mondello Lido is the preferred beach of the residents of Palermo, Mortelle is home to some of the islands best beaches, Spiaggia Sabbie Nere is a gorgeous black volcanic sand beach and Lido Mazzarò is one of the islands most beautiful and unspoilt beaches.

Attractions

Sicily is an island that is made up of beautiful beaches. The white sands and clear blue waters of the island’s beaches are the ideal place to soak up the Mediterranean sunshine and relax. The island is known for its excellent food, and it is famed for its exceptionally high quality seafood, you absolutely must try some of the local delicacies at a traditional seafood restaurant on your holiday to Sicily, you won’t be disappointed.

Beach Actvities

The island of Sicily is surrounded by the clear blue, calm waters of the Mediterranean that are perfect for water sports of all kinds. Along many of the larger beaches that are more popular with tourists there is a wide range of water sports and water activities available such as canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and water skiing.

Hotels

If you have decided on a beach holiday in Sicily and would prefer to be as close to the beach as possible then don’t worry as a large number of the hotels on the island are located on or within easy walking distance of the beach. Many of the larger hotels even have their own stretch of private beach.