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Enjoy sights and food on a Sicily holiday
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean area, unique for its culture and roots. If you are an art lover or like being fully immersed in culture and history you can’t go wrong choosing Sicily holidays.
Visit Palermo, the capital, noted for its history, culture and different styles of architecture (Roman, Arab, Gothic, Baroque), full of galleries, museums and churches.
Go to Agrigento and visit the Valley of the Temples, UNESCO heritage.
Book your Wish Sicily holiday and explore some of the most beautiful natural sites of the island
Food in Sicily is inimitable and delicious.
Try the finest seafood or the Italian classic pizza and pasta. Fried food finds include “arancini” or “arancine”, fried rice balls stuffed with meat sauce and cheese, ham and cheese or vegetables.
Enjoy your nightlife! Sicily offers you plenty of exciting places to check out on your night out. Clubs and Bars on the beach are waiting for you.
During warm evenings relax in one of the summer Sicilian alfresco cafes and enjoy a drink or a late night coffee with friends or on your own
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Sicily is a great destination for all tastes and allows travellers to plan the kind of holiday they prefer.
Following you have some of the top Wish Sicily destinations across the Island.
Trapani and the Small Islands (3 days)
Why don’t you choose Trapani as a starting point for a tour around Sicily?
Trapani is now a popular holiday destination being an area of a great architectural interest, with many Baroque style buildings and historic churches.
Between the towns of Marsala,Trapani and Paceco, stop and visit the Natural Reserve of Saline. It’s a natural reserve entrusted to WWF Italy and managed by private salt producers.
From the port of Trapani ferries depart to the Egadi-Islands, to the island of Pantelleria and even to Tunisia.The most beautiful Egadi islands are Favignana Marettimo and Levanzo and they are really worth a visit!
Unspoilt Parks and Nature Reserves in Sicily (7 days)
You need about 7 days to take a tour of Parks and Nature Reserves.
Lo Zingaro is located between San Vito Lo Capo and Castellammare del Golfo. it stretches along about 7 kilometers of unspoilt coastline with its little bays and cliffs dropping into the blue sea
Isola delle Femmine is a small island located about 300 meters from the shore of a town in the province of Palermo. The island is very interesting from a wildlife point of view, being a strategic point during bird migrations.
The Biviere is the largest coastal lake in the territory of Messina in Sicily and one of the few remaining natural lakes. It is one of the most important wetlands of Sicily and home of many animal species.
The Natural Reserve of Cavagrande is a protected area. It covers the territory of Avola, Siracusa and Noto. In this place you will have the opportunity to see the Oriental plane tree almost entirely extinct in western countries living only in south-eastern Europe and in Western Asia.
Vendicari is one of the most representative nature reserves in Europe. Its importance is internationally recognized. There are hundreds species of birds that choose this place each year as a stop on their journey to the breeding grounds.
Weekend in Pantelleria (2 days)
Pantelleria is characterized by the uniqueness of its landscape, in which natural elements (rock lava flows, coves and cliffs) are mixed with the artifacts created by man and with the white Dammuso houses scattered on the striking and hilly island. The Panteschi Gardens are an example of Arabic culture.
The places of Montalbano (2 days)
Experience Inspector Montalbano's Sicily holiday and visit a different Sicily. A Sicily holiday that includes this itinerary will be a fun and an alternative way to discover the beauties of Sicily.
There are different locations around Ragusa in the island`s South East (Piazza Duomo and the Cathedral of San Giorgio, but also Ibla, Giardini Iblei, Scicli, Modica, the Castle of Donnafugata, Punta Secca and other seaside villages) which are the settings of the fictional towns seen in the TV films and where the scenes of the series are shot. Surely a gorgeous Sicily holiday with breath-taking landscapes and Baroque churches that has made millions of viewers in Italy and abroad fall in love with the area.
Palermo and Monreale (5 days)
Palermo, capital of Sicily, is the hub of Sicily holiday. Palermo's architecture reflects the many different styles of the numerous civilizations that have ruled the city. These styles are blended together: Byzantine, Arabic, Norman, Baroque. The traces of the different historical periods are now an attraction for thousands of tourists.
Most monuments are concentrated in the historic centre of the city, such as the Palazzo dei Normanni, today the seat of the regional parliament, that hosts the wonderful Palatine Chapel, built in 1130, when Roger II was crowned. The chapel adorned with splendid Byzantine mosaics, it’s the emblem of cultural and political centre of the Normans in Palermo.
Besides buildings such as the Cathedral, the churches like San Giuseppe dei Teatini,the bizarre Catacombe dei Cappuccini, Palazzo Abatellis, the Museo Archeologico Regionale Antonino Salinas are a must-see for the art and history lovers. Palermo is also famous for its historical outdoor markets such as Vucciria, Ballarò and the Cape. During your Sicily holiday, you can’t help going to Mondello, the beautiful seaside near Palermo with its amazing beach and to Monreale with its beautiful Norman cathedral
Catania and surroundings ( 4 days)
Catania, the “lava city”, is the second largest city to visit on your Sicily holiday. It is located on the east coast of the island, on the Ionian sea at the foot of Mount Etna (the highest active volcano in Europe and since June 2013 Unesco heritage) and halfway between the cities of Messina and Syracuse. On several occasions volcanic eruptions destroyed the city but the most devastating one happened in the 17th Century. After that the entire old own was rebuilt in Baroque style. Among the main attractions of Catania there are the Cathedral, the Palazzo degli Elefanti called Loggia, the Town Hall, the Palace of the Seminary of the Clerics, Palazzo Pardo and Palazzo Marletta.
What about sport?
Do you want to keep fit during your Sicily holiday? Wish Sicily with its wide network of accommodations offers you the possibility to book a holiday villa according to your favourite sport
Watersport: Enjoy watersports on your Sicily holiday! Choose from the traditional activities such as waterskiing to the new ones such as kitesurfing and rent a holiday house in Catania, Palermo, Messina, Trapani and Siracusa.
Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a Sicily holiday near the lake Arancio and Lake Pergusa where waterskiing can be practiced from spring to autumn
Caving: Like caving? Book your Sicily holiday house in Palermo (Grotta dell’Addaura), Castellamare Del Golfo (Mount Inici), Isnello (Abisso del Vento), Mount Etna and Siracusa (Grotta del Monello).
Scuba diving: Like scuba diving? Are you an expert or just a beginner? The Aeolian Island, the Aegadian Islands, the Pelagian Islands, Ustica, and Pantelleria are what you are looking for...
Biking: Wish Sicily holiday houses offer you the “rent a bike” service, giving you the wonderful opportunity to discover the uncontaminated places of Sicily, riding across the Greek temples, the Baroque towns or the archaeological sites.
Fishing: There isn’t a better place than a Sicily holiday to go fishing: fishing activity can be practiced everywhere in Sicily.
Tennis: Feeling like playing tennis during your Sicily holiday? No problems! Sicilian people love tennis and tennis courts can be found all over Sicily.
Rock climbing: Enjoy rock climbing going to the Nebrodi Mountains, the most suitable place to climb during your Sicily holiday.