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It’s the largest island in the Mediterranean, an Italian territory – though it seems as if it’s a separate independent nation – and its connection to the Greek past is strong and special. By now you should have already found out which destination we’re talking about! Search for cheap air tickets to Sicily, to see for yourselves the island once loved so much by the Greeks of the Golden Age that they decided to go there, found cities, spread the culture and create Magna Graecia! Under the continuous presence of imposing Mt. Etna, beyond Mafia’s dark past and never forgetting the honourable past, Sicily is an island of contrasts that never fails to satisfy anyone visiting. Whether you wish to relax and enjoy the sun and beach, you’re a history and archaeology fanatic, you’re headed to the top of the volcano or intend on just being the typical tourist, Sicily will deliver exactly what you asked for. Interested? Accommodation choices are countless and affordable, cheap hotels and rooms in Sicily are very easy to find. So what are you waiting for? The time to visit Sicily is now!
Sicily is the largest island of Italy and the Mediterranean and it’s possibly one of the region’s richest locations in history, art and cultural heritage. A colourful mosaic of people, cultures and scenery, from the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian sea to the snowy craters of Mt. Etna, Sicily cannot be easily compared to any other travel destination!
Sicily was first inhabited in the 11th century B.C., in two basic areas; the West by the Phoenicians and the East by the Greeks who founded Naxos, Catania, Syracuse and other cities that grew rapidly and became world-widely known.
The years that followed, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Normans and the Spanish came and went, leaving their distinctive marks on Sicily’s history, architecture, culture and people; it’s them that gave birth to the insurmountable charm of Sicily.
Modern Sicily is a top travel destination among European travellers, especially during the summer. The fact that it offers a wide range of activities, sights and landscapes and that it’s addressed to practically every taste, lifestyle and budget, makes it even more popular!
Sicily is served by three main airports:
- The airport of Palermo (Aeroporto Falcone e Borsellino), located 35 kilometres northwest of Palermo
- The airport of Catania (Aeroporto di Catania-Fontanarossa Vincenzo Bellini), located 4 kilometres southwest of Catania and
- The airport of Trapani (Aeroporto Vincenzo Florio di Trapani-Birgi), located 15 kilometres south of Trapani
Getting around Sicily
You can get around Sicily by bus or railway, though the public transportation networks do not cover the whole surface of the island.
When organising your itinerary, you should take into serious consideration the fact that public transportation in Sicily is not so reliable and it's very slow.
Unless you plan on staying just in one location in Sicily, you could consider renting a car; that way, you’ll save money and (a lot of) time!
As Sicily’s points of interest are countless, it’s easy to see that this is an island that truly has everything. Rolling hills with lush vegetation and vineyards, dramatic coastlines and magical sandy beaches, historic cities and tremendous amounts of majesty and radiant beauty, rivals only to each other! Which of them wins? Honestly, we couldn’t tell.
- Mt. Etna is the undisputable queen of Sicily! The legendary volcano that has marked the history, life and territory of the island is the one who dwells there, still and forever captivating visitors and locals alike.
A’Muntagna, as it’s called by the locals, is in fact Europe’s tallest and most active volcano!
Its main crater stands at an altitude of around 3,350 metres and eruptions, minor quakes and tremors occur frequently, sometimes not even bothering the ones that are used to them, sometimes offering massive, fascinating, one-of-a-kind lava shows!
Every single city of the island of Sicily has a certain historical and cultural value.
- Agrigento, Syracuse, Selinunte and Piazza Armerina, all of them precious gems of Sicily’s classical past.
- Catania, Ragusa, Noto and Modica, just four of the numerous Baroque cities Sicily is proud of!
Catania, Ragusa and Modica were almost entirely destroyed by the catastrophic earthquake of 1693; a fact that didn’t seem to shatter the spirit of the Sicilians, who rebuilt them within a short period of time!
- The Cathedral of Monreale forms a whole category by itself. Just a few kilometres outside downtown Palermo, the small town of Monreale steals some of Palermo’s popularity; the Cathedral is considered to be Sicily’s most beautiful one and its gold mosaics rank among Italy’s top two.
- Sicily’s west coast around Trapani, is not to be missed. This part of the island is nothing like the rest of it, in terms of history, scenery, sights, beaches and general atmosphere. Yet it’s an indispensable part of Sicily, a contrast that contributes to its overall charm.
- In Taormina, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni you’ll discover the cosmopolitan, glamorous Sicily, not missing its original charm, not even for a minute.
- Palermo, the capital of Sicily – and capital of Sicilian beauty! A cultural melting pot with a history so diverse, a heritage so rich and so many juxtapositions in the streets, the sights, the museums, the cathedrals, the open-air markets, the food, the scenery.. that you would need more than a month to discover every inch of this extraordinary city.
And what about the rumours that Palermo is chaotic, polluted and unsafe? They’re just rumours and we strongly advise you to forget all about them! Palermo is one of the world’s most originally beautiful destinations!
- Sicily is Italy’s largest island and is surrounded by small islands and islets, most of them remnants of former volcanic eruptions. The Aeolian Islands is the obvious choice; Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi.
Your itinerary in Sicily depends on how much time you have. If you wish to see more than one place, you will have to plan at least a week, in order to see the basics across the coastline and maybe trek Mt. Etna.
To visit inland Sicily, explore mountainous villages, quaint settlements and discover Sicily’s less touristy face, you should plan on spending at least one week more. Either way, be sure to plan ahead and be realistic; distances are larger than they seem and you should have the time to cherish every single moment you spend on this fantastic island!