Places to stay in Sicily
Taormina is a Sicilian small town, located in the municipality of Messina. It is the perfect combination of history, sea and nature and this is why it is considered one of the most renowned tourist resorts in Sicily.
Syracuse is a seaside town, nestled on the South-Eastern coast of Sicily. It is the fourth biggest city on the Island. Its beauty is a clear testimony of its glorious past.
The capital city of the province of the same name, Catania is one of Italy’s lies halfway up the eastern coast of Sicily on the slopes of Etna, Europe’s tallest – and active – volcano.
Throughout history Palermo has been controller by greater powers and each left its traces in the hurban architecture. The majority of the monuments can be found in the old town centre, among the typical markets.
Val di Noto
Val di Noto re-unites the historic centres of the cities which were destroyed by the earthquake of 1693. The reconstruction works have left us with a heritage of 8 Baroque gems: Noto, Palazzolo Acreide, Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, Catania, Caltagirone and Militello in Val di Catania.
Pindaro called it “the most beautiful among the mortal towns”. Agrigento has all the ingredients that make Sicily a world-famous place: history, sea and nature.
The islands of Sicily
Sicily is definitely a sea land. Beside the 1000 kms of coastline of the main Island, Sicily includes also several archipelagos and islets which surround it on two of its three sides.
Messina lies on the western coast of the Straits of the same name and looks onto them with the scythe-shaped peninsula of San Ranieri, which forms a large natural harbour.
With its Arab atmosphere, Western Sicily is a land historically linked to the sea. Its coastal towns grew out of ancient trading ports surrounded by small fishermen’s villages; the landscape is marked by gleaming white salt pans that set the stage for stunning sunsets.
There is much more to this ancient land than its splendid coasts: set between the Provinces of Enna and Caltanissetta, the Erean Mountains, in the heartland of Sicily, are studded with amazing archaeological gems.