• Scala dei Turchi, Sicily
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Wonderful beaches, olive and lemon trees, fiery volcanoes and historically significant cities such as Palermo and Catania cast a spell over visitors to Sicily. The region harbors extraordinary natural treasures. The steep volcanic cone of Etna is the defining landmark of the island. But also the mountainous inland, with its quiet villages and the Mediterranean flora, holds worthwhile travel destinations.
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Destinations in Sicily


Attractions in Sicily

Activities in Sicily

It is obvious that Sicily is a popular destination for beach holidays. Among the most beautiful beaches are San Vito Lo Capo to the west and Giardini-Naxos to the northeast of the island, but they also attract the bays of the Aeolian Islands. Surfers and water sports enthusiasts also stay here.

As the sea and the mountains are so close together, the island is also ideal for tours of all kinds. If you want to have a nice overview of the island and climb over 3300m, you can explore the volcanic landscape of Etna. But each province has its own charm: you can walk and cycle among citrus and wine, along beautiful bays or in remote mountain villages.

Plus, you will of course explore the towns that bear witness to the island's changing history. The historic center of Catania enchants with its neighborhoods built in the Roman Baroque style, while in Palermo the famous cathedral and port are among the attractions.

An island with many facets

Sicily is the largest Mediterranean island and is separated from mainland Italy by the Strait of Messina. The largest cities on the island are Palermo, which is also the capital of the region, Catania, Messina and Syracuse. The highest point in Sicily is the 3345 m high Etna, which is also the largest and most active volcano in Europe.

The Aeolian Islands with the Stromboli and other craters lie in front of the northeast. Sicily has a Mediterranean climate with lots of sunshine. Not only many orchids do thrive on the island, which is rich in vegetation, but also tropical plants and unique fauna.

Many stories to tell

The Island has a rich past, that through beautiful sceneries and ancint monuments can still be experienced.