Eastern Sicily

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, and offers visitors a huge variety of attractions and landscapes. The mix of cultures and traditions , combined with the enchanting Mediterranean scrub, alternates the coastal stretches with the spectacular landscapes of the interior. Between crystal clear sea, mountains and hills this region is able to satisfy even the most demanding traveler. Here’s what to see in this part of Sicily:

  • Catania:

it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful art cities in Sicily . It is the destination every year of thousands of tourists in love and fascinated by its architecture and the blue of the Mediterranean. Along its streets life flows above and below the lava stone of Etna with which many buildings are built. Furthermore, part of the municipalities of the Sicilian Baroque were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002.

  • Piazza Armerina:

is a town of great value , in a mixture of style between the Baroque and the Norman. Impossible to go there and ignore the splendid Roman Villa del Casale. The latter has a great historical and artistic value, with its famous mosaics inside. The city’s origins are very ancient, considering how Piazza Armerina was already inhabited by the Greeks . Its historic center is among the richest in the region.

  • Ragusa:

it is the southernmost capital of Italy. He is made famous by the famous series by Inspector Montalbano. The beating heart of Ragusa is Ragusa Ibla. Ragusa Ibla is a picturesque neighborhood that offers postcard views at every step. The decadent charm of the historic center goes hand in hand with the Sicilian Baroque, creating a scenography suspended in time, made up of churches, fountains, squares, gardens and palaces.

  • Syracuse:

The oldest part of Syracuse is actually an island. Ortigia is connected to the mainland by two bridges, the Umbertino Bridge and the Santa Lucia Bridge. Here, in a maze of alleys , there are many of the most important monuments and museums . There are also many restaurants and clubs. But the beauties certainly don’t end here:

City very close to Catania . It offers tons of opportunities for an unforgettable vacation, whether it’s for just one weekend or longer. Lying on the cliff , Taormina overlooks the sea with its narrow and elegant streets with chasing colors. Here there is also a truly unique Greek Theater . In addition, there is no shortage of beaches . One above all the splendid and protected Isola Bella , many other centers located in the immediate vicinity and some of the most beautiful wonders of nature . (click here to discover a fantastic tour)

it is nicknamed “the capital of the Baroque “. The town of Noto is one of the places not to be missed in the tour of eastern Sicily. Noto impresses with its monuments and historic buildings. In addition, its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2002. (click here to see our program)

Caltagirone perfectly represents the union between art and nature. It is also one of the oldest cities on the island, as evidenced by the numerous archaeological finds found. In addition to the famous ceramics , the staircase, the cribs, the patronal feast of San Giacomo and the Baroque , represent more than a good reason to get to know this lively town.

  • Aeolian Islands : Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Alicudi, Filicudi, Panarea and Stromboli.

These are the seven pearls that form the magnificent Aeolian archipelago, north of the Sicilian coast. Wild beauty, unspoiled nature, authentic atmospheres make this archipelago a fascinating tourist destination . It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for their beauty and for the volcanic phenomena that take place there. The Aeolian Islands are a magical place where history and myth merge. (a splendid itinerary at this link ) You can admire the beauties just described, in our GO IN ITALY programming – click here to discover it

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