Sicily is the biggest Italian island, a fascinating region, separated from the rest of the peninsula by the Strait of Messina.
Its location in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, made it a crossroads of cultures: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Greeks, they all contributed to shape the unique land we can admire nowadays.
The main airports of the region are Palermo “Falcone e Borsellino” and Catania “Vincenzo Bellini”.
Sicily is connected to the mainland through ferry and train services.
In a short walk around Palermo, the bustling regional capital, visitors can admire Arab domes and arches, along with Byzantine mosaics and Norman palaces, testifying the complex past of the city.
Travelling around the whole Island it is possible to find many other valuable cities, for example the little but charming Taormina, with its famous Greek theatre, Agrigento and the UNESCO Site of the Valley of the Temples, Enna, located at the heart of Sicily, the Baroque city of Catania, perfect base to visit the volcano Etna, and, last but not least, Syracuse, which used to be an important Greek town. Not to mention then the domes and palaces of Noto and the cathedrals of Ragusa and Modica.
The clear crystalline waters of the Mediterranean Sea around the coast of Sicily are scattered with many little islands, such as the Aeolians, Egadi and Pelagie Islands, Pantelleria and Ustica, which offer unique sceneries and constitute a paradise for divers and swimmers.
The mountains in the hinterland, instead, offer a varied landscape that makes the ideal place for outdoor activities, such as biking and climbing.