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The colors, flavors and aromas on this magnificent island are enhanced with a tour of Sicily that is all about the charm of a landscape soaked by the waves of a bright blue sea. If you add the wealth of ancient ruins of amazing historical and artistic value, the liveliness of a people full of traditions and superb cuisine, a trip to Sicily will conquer your mind, heart and palate.
Events and festivals in Sicily
There are numerous patron saint festivals in the Sicilian villages in a fascinating mixture of intense religious spirit and folklore: among all the charming Festino di Santa Rosalia in Palermo and the Festa di Sant'Agata in Catania. The procession of Good Friday in Taormina is evocative, with the representation of the Passion of the Christ, full of pathos and immersed in a fabulous context.
Places to visit in Sicily
In the heart of Sicily, Enna overlooks the valley and impresses from far away. Medieval architecture and lush green citrus trees create a mix of natural beauty and culture, full of traditions. A visit in Siciliy requires a stop in Palermo, a city that is the result of three ages of noble rules that left their cultural, architectural and gastronomic mark. Now the renovated city is rich and alive in all artistic and cultural aspects. A contrast between the Baroque architecture and the Mediterranean atmosphere: the light stones of the churches and palaces of Noto shine with light and magic in the intense southern sun.
Among the things to do in Sicily, do not miss tasting chocolate of Modica: its crumbly consistency surprises at first bite and the flavor is enhanced by sugar crystals.
What are the main reasons for a visit in Sicily?
Western Sicily is rich in archaeological sites such as Selinunte and Segesta, not to mention the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento. Mount Etna overlooks eastern Sicily and the scenery of the coast where one can find sandy beaches up to Taormina. The great cities of Catania, Siracusa and Agrigento bear witness to the earthquakes that changed their appearance, and were then reborn in bright Baroque style.
Local cuisine is one of the mains reasons to visit Sicily: the flavors are the result of a combination of different gastronomic cultures, including fish, flour, tomatoes and eggplants that create recipes full of taste. Sicilian sweets are legendary: cassate and cannoli, almonds, granite, all paired with sweet wines.