This former Sicilian Baglio near Modica boasts an authentic Sicilian style. The owners of the villa restored the property to its original form with stables, a courtyard, and a tiny church. They were careful to preserve the atmosphere and authenticity of the property while still adding a modern touch. The original courtyard is nearly untouched with dry stone walls and centuries-old olive trees. They’ve added a sun-warmed jacuzzi with tables and chairs. The other side of the veranda is the perfect location for al fresco dining. Inside the villa, guests enjoy stylish design with much of the property in its original condition.
This ancient theatre is a definite must-see when visiting Taormina. Perched on a hilltop, with a view out to sea, it was built in the 3rd century BC. Remarkably well preserved, it is still used today for performances.
From Malvasias and Novellos, to Chardonnays, Zibibbos and Grecanicos, Sicily offers lots of options when it comes to wine. Take a tour at a local vineyard and tantalize your taste buds!
Sicily’s open-air markets are great places to soak up some culture, and almost every town has one that’s open once a week. In Palermo, there’s the Ballarò, Capo and Vucceria markets; in Catania, the Piazza Carlo Alberto and Pescheria (fish market).
A coastal city in northern Sicily, it is known for its Norman cathedral, a 12th-century fortress-like structure, and for its gorgeous beaches. Stroll the narrow cobbled streets and then hit the beach!
A feast of geometric patterns, the Cathedral is a prime example of Sicily’s unique Arab-Norman architectural style. The royal Norman tombs located inside, along with the treasury and the panoramic views from the roof are highlights.
This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts the most otherworldly scenery in Italy. A lunar landscape of black sand, volcanic rocks and oozing lava flows, it’s Sicily’s most beautiful natural attraction. The kids will love the ride up in the cable car!
If your kids love castles, then Sicily will be a paradise for them. There are hundreds of castles all over the island, including the Castello Orsino in Catania or the Castello Maniace in Syracuse.
One of Sicily’s strongest cultural traditions is the puppet theatre. There are at least 5 in Palermo alone, but they are found in all major towns, including Syracuse and Acireale.
With over 760 hectares of pristine coastline and around 4 miles of gorgeous sandy beaches, this reserve is the perfect natural habitat for numerous species of animals and birds, and a great walking option the whole family will love.