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.
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.
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.
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.
Sicily holidays offer plenty of beautiful beaches that are perfect for soaking up the gorgeous Mediterranean sun as well as swimming in the clear blue waters. The cities of the island are home to a number of tranquil parks that provide some welcome shade and relaxation from the midday sun. Sicily has the largest number of vineyards and wineries in all of Italy and many of them run tours and wine tasting courses.
Holidays in Sicily offer a large number of shops especially in its cities and major towns, whether you are looking to pick up a bargain or a pair of designer shoes. Horse riding is a really romantic way to explore and discover the beautiful landscape of the island; it’s great fun even if you’ve never ridden a horse before.
Holidays in Sicily iare well known for its excellent local cuisine; the food is very similar to Italian food and they share many of the same dishes, plenty of which revolve around fresh fish and seafood. The island has a handful of theatres in the towns and cities which followed by dinner and drinks can make for a romantic evening.
Hotels for Couples
Sicily is a wonderfully romantic island, lapped by the gorgeous blue Mediterranean, a great place for a romantic getaway. The island has no shortage of romantic hotels in fantastic locations, such as five star luxury hotels in the centre of bustling Palermo or small tranquil boutique hotels along the coast overlooking the sea.
Catania is an important city in the eastern coast of the island, Palermo is the island’s exciting and ancient capital, Taormina is a popular town on the island home to some spectacular ruins, Aeolian Islands are the legendary home of the ancient wind god situated just off the coast of the main island, Agrigento is an ancient city in the south of the island known for its temples and ruins.
Hiking is an extremely popular activity on the island; the rugged landscape is crisscrossed by hundreds of hiking trails which provide excellent views of the surrounding areas. Boat trips are a great way to explore and discover the beautiful island of Sicily; there are plenty of tour operators to be found in the coastal towns and harbours. The natural sea caves are one of the real natural treasures of the island and are a real must.
If you can you should try and catch a traditional musical performance by some of the locals, it helps give visitors a real feel for the culture and atmosphere of the island. Look out for regular performances from local musicians in the bars or restaurants as well as larger music venues such a concert halls.
The island has been inhabited for thousands of years and as such has an array of historic castles that are open to the public. There are also plenty of churches dotted around the island in both the cities and the countryside. Temples are another key feature of the island as it was once home to the Greeks and the Romans.
Mount Etna is the volcano that dominates the island of Sicily; there are tours that run up the mountain to the summit. Sicily is home to a number of interesting museums many of which have interactive exhibits aimed at children. Sicily has a large amount of beautiful landscape much of which is preserved in Nature Reserves which are open to the public.
An excellent way to discover and explore the spectacular countryside of the island of Sicily is on foot and there are a number of excellent trails that crisscross the island.
Golf is a popular sport on the island and there are a handful of golf courses with well-kept fairways and immaculate greens suitable for all abilities.
Sicily is home to some of the best food in the world and the island has a huge number of restaurants. Fish and seafood play a key role in the cuisine of the island, which is also known for its sweets and pastries. There are a number of theatres in Sicily making it easy to catch a show, which is a great way to spend an evening.
There is no shortage of hotels in Sicily. The island is slowly developing into a modern tourist destination and there is a wide range of hotel to choose from whether you want five star luxuries or a traditional family-run establishment the island has plenty to suit all tastes and budgets.