Looking for a memorable holiday to Southern Italy? If you are then, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands may be the ideal place for you to head to.
Sparkling like jewels in the sea, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands have grown in popularity as a fantastic holiday destination. Located just off the toe of Italy’s boot, Sicily is the largest of Italy’s Mediterranean islands, boasting vast landscapes and crystal blue oceans, these islands give an exceptional warm welcome to its visitors looking for a true authentic Italian escape.
Sicily’s historic past is visible by ancient archaeological sites like the Valley of the Temples and the Temple of Apollo in the former Greek settlement of “Fermata Segesta”. Other ruinous sites include the Roman Baths of Cefalu and the Norman Cathedral di Monreale with a twin-towered façade and dazzling glass windows.
On Sicily’s eastern edge is the imposing Mount Etna in Taormina, one of Europe’s highest active volcanoes. Surrounded by dramatic scenery, day excursions are available to watch sunsets from the top of the volcano. A boat trip to the island of Eoile makes for an exciting day out to see the fierce and active Stramboli volcano spitting fiery lava from its triangular peak. For nature lovers there is the fantastic Madorie National Park with its rocky mountainous landscape and diversity of wildlife.
Due to the rich and fertile volcanic soil, Sicily is adorned with exquisite eateries and Michelin restaurants offering some of the best cuisine, all produced and grown locally. The town of Modica is a must for confectionary enthusiasts, specialising in dark chili chocolate and Aztec cooking.
Sicily has so much to offer its visitors, bustling with an exciting mix of extraordinary archaeological sites, exquisite eateries, cookery tours to walking along crisp white beaches. These exquisite regions are filled with what seems like a never-ending ‘to-do’ list and are ideal holiday locations for both families and couples alike. Whether you are looking for a relaxing city break or a slightly longer stay, Sicily will be a memorable holiday experience, so start your Italian adventure today…
Sicily At A Glance
Average Flight Time From the UK to Sicily: 3hours
Nearest Airport in Sicily: Palermo, Catania, Comiso
Fly To Sicily From: All London Airports, Manchester, Dublin and Bristol.
Towns to Visit in Sicily & The Aeolian Islands: Taormina, Siracusa, Ragusa, Cefalu, Palermo, Monreale
What to See in Sicily & the Aeolian Islands: Valley of the Temples, Roman villa near Piazza Armerina, Mount Etna, Madonie Mountain National Park, Norman abbey at Monreale, Active crater on Vulcano, Ragusa Ibla, Ortigia.