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Sicily

Italy

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Quick Guide

  • Italian
  • Euro
  • 3 hrs
  • +1 hr

Don’t you even dare call a Sicilian ‘Italian’. Sure, Sicily is technically part of Italy, but when it comes to cultural identity the wonderful Sicilians are very staunch in their separation from mainlanders. And when you visit, you can appreciate this. While the warmth of the people and the quality of the coffee is definitely reminiscent of the mainland, the influences of many other cultures can be seen in just about ever facet of the island.

Located at such a critical point in the Mediterranean means that this island has been exposed to African, Eastern, and European food and architecture. This makes it wonderfully unique and the food is without a doubt some of the best that you’ll ever wrap your lips around.

Mount Etna looms over the east side of the island and the effects of her activity are visible. Other parts of the island will offer lush forests, towering mountains, or stunning beaches. History buffs will love the archaeological sites of the Valley of the Temples and the Acropolis, while outdoor lovers will love the variety of water sports and hiking on offer.

The secluded beach of Spiaggia Valle i Muria is a secret gem hidden between sheer cliffs outside of Lipari. If you can get a car and get yourself there, you won’t be disappointed in this scenic treat.

Sicily Key Facts

  • Italian
  • Euro
  • 3 hrs
  • +1 hr

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Nearest Airports

  • Catania Fontanaros International Airport (CTA) - 55 miles
  • Comiso Airport (CIY) - 69 miles
  • Tito Menniti Airport (REG) - 88 miles
  • Palermo Airport (PMO) - 88 miles

Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in Sicily.

San Domenico Palace Hotel

Taormina
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Grand Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo – MGallery by Sofitel

Palermo
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Des Etrangers Hotel & SPA

Ortigia, Siracusa
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Hotel Villa Athena

Agrigento
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Grand Hotel Minareto

Plemmirio
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Tempo Di Mare

Favignana
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Hotel Sirius

Taormina
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Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel

Ortigia, Siracusa
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Atahotel Capotaormina

Taormina
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Hotel Monte Tauro

Taormina
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Hotel Bel Soggiorno

Taormina
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Al Madarig Hotel

Castellammare del Golfo
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Hotel Ossidiana Stromboli

Stromboli
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Hotel Kalura

Cefalù
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La Pensione Svizzera

Taormina
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