Sicily – A continuous discovery in the heart of the Mediterranean

“Italy without Sicily leaves no image in the spirit. Here is the key to everything ”, said the great German writer Goethe, who arrived on the island during his trip to Italy at the end of the 18th century. The list of things to see on the largest island of Italy is endless.

  • Val di Noto:

symbol of Sicilian Baroque, the Val di Noto is one of the most fascinating Italian Unesco World Heritage Sites. Cities like Noto , Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, Caltagirone, Militello, Palazzolo Acreide and Catania are real jewels. The real capital of the Baroque is Noto. Here there are many noble palaces and churches: just turn the historic center to come across buildings such as Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata, Palazzo Landolina di Sant’Alfano, Palazzo Trigona di Cannicarao and Palazzo Ducezio.

  • Agrigento:

called Girgenti until 1927, it inspired poets and writers: Pirandello, Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sciascia and Camilleri who used it as a metaphor for the whole world. The historic center is a small jewel of Southern architecture. From above all dominates the Cathedral of San Gerlando and then churches, baroque facades, squares and alleys. Compulsory stop is the Valley of the Temples: it extends over an area of over 13,000 hectares, and is the largest archaeological site in the world .

  • Madonie Natural Park:

it is a true outdoor paradise , perfect for those who love to travel calmly, dedicating themselves to culture and nature. The highest peak of the Madonie massif is Pizzo Carbonara (1979 m), the second highest mountain in Sicily after Etna; here the regional park includes farms, perched towns and ski resorts, among which Rifugio Merlino stands out.

  • The Alcantara Gorges:

it is an unforgettable naturalistic path , where in addition to the marvelous “gorges” you can immerse yourself in unspoiled nature and discover an incredible beach, completely immersed in the Mediterranean scrub. Finally, absolutely not to be missed are:

centuries of history and domination have marked the Sicilian capital, a city with a thousand faces, a crossroads of peoples, beautiful and immense. In the ” city of delights ” Arab domes, Baroque churches, Art Nouveau buildings, neoclassical theaters and historic markets coexist . (click here to discover a fantastic city tour)

Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Alicudi, Filicudi, Panarea and Stromboli are the seven pearls that form the magnificent Aeolian archipelago. Wild beauty, unspoiled nature , authentic atmospheres make this archipelago one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean, where you can visit prehistoric villages or go out on a boat with fishermen. (click here to discover a splendid itinerary)

Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe , is the natural attraction that attracts the largest number of tourists to Sicily from all over the world and is the sixth Sicilian site to be included in the list of the Heritage of Unesco humanity. Called “U Mungibeddu” (“the Mountain”), it has four craters, constantly in activity, from which numerous lava flows, laden with magma, emerge. (click this link to discover some wonderful excursions)

thanks to its enchanting position on the sea, the scenic beauty , the vast historical, cultural and archaeological heritage of which it is rich, Taormina is one of the most famous tourist resorts on the island. The Greek Theater is the most famous monument and the second largest theater on the island (after that of Syracuse ). It was built by the Greeks who chose the spectacular promontory as a setting for dramatic and musical performances. You can admire the wonders just described, in our GO IN ITALY programming – click here to discover it. Valley of the Temples.

 

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