This authentic early 20th century villa offers an abundance of authentic, rustic charm while also offering all the modern amenities. Surrounded by a beautiful garden adorned with fruit trees, this home has been completely renovated, transforming it into the perfect mix of traditional Sicilian villa and a modern, luxury home. Outside there is a large patio and a private pool. Inside, spread out over two storeys, there are a couple of living rooms, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen, along with a terrace off each floor.
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.