Western Sicily

It is one of the most fascinating areas of the island. Western Sicily is characterized by suggestive archaeological sites, picturesque villages , dream beaches and protected natural areas. Here are some places to discover:

  • Segesta: recognized in 2013 as an Archaeological Park , which includes:
  • the Doric temple
  • Theater of the Hellenistic period
  • the sanctuary of Contrada Mango
  • Agora of the Greco-Roman era
  • the medieval village.

The theater is perhaps the most impressive structure in the entire archaeological site . It offers a splendid view of the valley below and every summer hosts theatrical performances of ancient Greek tragedies, the same ones that took place there centuries ago.

  • San Vito Lo Capo:

the marvelous crystalline waters , the clear and soft sand surrounded by the vegetation of the Mediterranean scrub are the setting for this dream location . Among the most famous beaches we remember that of the Bue Marino . The latter is considered by Legambiente the most beautiful in Italy. A visit to the two caves is also not to be missed. The first is that of the Horses, the second that of Uzzo, with the homonymous tonnara.

  • Pantelleria:

is a Sicilian island located in the center of the Sicilian Channel . The geographical position and the richness of the territory have played a fundamental role in its history. Pantelleria has numerous archaeological areas that testify to when the island played an important role in the history of the peoples of the Mediterranean. Furthermore, we find the Dammuso di Pantelleria which is the typical construction of the island , consisting of thick lava stone walls and a domed roof .

  • Monreale:

it is a truly beautiful place in the heart of Trinacria . The town of Monreale rises next to its cathedral. Its “community” is one of the first examples of a multi-ethnic society. In fact it is characterized by the presence of Arabs, Byzantines, Normans , Spaniards. The cathedral of Santa Maria Nuova is included in the list of Unesco world heritage sites. It is also considered one of the most important medieval churches in the world. This part of Sicily, however, still has much more to offer:

Marsala rises in the westernmost point of Sicily. A city linked to the wine of the same name, the landing of the Thousand and the nearby lagoon of the Stagnone. The latter with its salt marshes is considered one of the most evocative scenarios of the whole island . Piazza della Repubblica has been defined on several occasions as the living room of Marsala . It is the ideal starting point for a nice walk in the center.

it is a city with an ancient history , which began during the Paleolithic. He came into contact with the most diverse cultures: from Hellenic to Roman, from barbarian to Muslim. The historic center has the typical layout of the North African medinas (also known as the Kasbah ). It is also a delightful maze of narrow streets to be discovered. (at this link a fantastic itinerary)

it is the capital of Arab-Norman art . It is the symbol of the harmonious coexistence of different styles and cultures that met here side by side between the 11th and 13th centuries. The historic center of Palermo is gathered around the Quattro Canti intersection . Here, where baroque statues at the four corners between Via Maqueda and Via Vittorio Emanuele represent the seasons, the Spanish viceroys and the patron saints of the city. Here are the most important monuments such as:

  • the Church of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria,
  • Cathedral
  • the Palatine Chapel
  • the Teatro Massimo with its panoramic terrace and much more. (click here to reveal a beautiful tour)

in addition to the famous Valley of the Temples, Agrigento is rich in muses. The latter visited and admired by tourists from all over the world are:

  • The Pirandello House Museum
  • archaeological Museum
  • The Civic Museum
  • Diocesan Museum.

But Agrigento and its coast also offer incredible beaches . Its 150-kilometer-long coastline is full of white beaches, coves, an almost Caribbean crystal clear sea. (click here to discover this splendid area) You can admire the beauties just described, in our GO IN ITALY programming – click here to discover it

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