It's more than an island!
The world's first multicultural society, Sicily is Italy's (and
Europe's) most historically cosmopolitan region, having been ruled
by Asians, Africans and Europeans. Our island is a unique place
full of art, archeology, history, folklore and breathtaking scenery.
And, of course, great food.
The enchanting land where Archimedes taught and Saint Paul preached
was a Greek colony, a Roman province, an Arab emirate and a Norman
kingdom. Sicily is Europe, Africa and Asia on one island. Greek
tyrants, Arab emirs, Norman knights, Byzantine bishops and Holy
Roman Emperors made Sicily the place it is. Experience their legacy
in Phoenician settlements, Punic cities, Greek temples, Roman
amphitheatres, Norman Arab castles and Aragonese churches. Thirty
centuries of history expressed in the Classical, the Romanesque,
the Gothic, the Baroque...
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean
and enjoys a superb climate.
Holidays in Sicily have seen a dramatic increase in popularity
over recent years with lush, sandy beaches, Mount Etna,
museums and art making Sicily a hugely popular holiday destination.To
find oneself transported to Sicily is to be overwhelmed. It may
be Italian but the island's intoxicating blend of history, scenery,
culture and people is totally unlike anything you'll encounter
elsewhere on holiday in Italy. The island of Sicily is not only
separated from the mainland by wine coloured sea, but is made
distinct by a dramatic topology that encompasses uncharted mountains,
fertile valleys, vast wheat plains, and glistening harbours. Over
centuries, Sicily's proud and passionate people have developed
a distinct culture, which has given birth to celebrated painters,
musicians, dramatists, authors and poets.
To experience the exuberance of Sicilian life is to join a flamboyant
The beautiful town of Taormina reveals the sophisticated face
of Sicily. Nestling on a mountainous plateau it affords sweeping
views over cobalt coloured sea. This holiday resort abounds with
a maze of intriguing alleyways lined with stylish boutiques and
pedestrian walk ways, sporting lively cafés and enchanting
Provides a painterly scene with beaches, a leisurely promenade,
a fascinating archaeological museum and excavations. Holiday visitors
alternate from ancient antiquity to lounging in relaxing cafés
enjoying panoramic vistas.
Sicily's town of Cefalú boasts good beaches and a tangle
of tempting medieval streets. It has a captivating Duomo whose
glorious mosaics are the earliest of any church in Sicily dating
back to 1148.