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A Guide to the Various Options for Accommodations in Sicily Not only is Sicily renowned worldwide for its splendidly preserved archeological monuments, natural parks and classical historical heritage, but it is also special because of the wide and numerous options provided for tourist accommodations in special and diverse, traditional family-run establishments – and in all the best locations around Sicily, where you can explore the local folklore and traditions of its regions’ ancient cross-cultural past. Whether you prefer a holiday rental at a villa on the beach or overlooking the coast, an Agriturismo Farmhouse, a chalet, Bed&Breakfast or beach resort,…

Best Holiday Destinations in Sicily (Sicilian Holiday) Sicily’s reputation as the largest island in the Mediterranean, and its central location making it the bridge-way to Europe and major maritime center since antiquity, are main factors that have contributed to its historical importance, shaping its cosmopolitan character for over 3 millennia. For their choice of the best sicilian holiday destinations around the island and its archipelagoes, travelers to Sicily throughout the year have a vast selection of places to see during every season. From February to October you can expect beautiful sunny weather and in the summer especially the beaches of…

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A May or June holiday in Sicily brings with it warm sunshine, a series of charming food and wine sagre in the smaller villages and several impressive events and festivals.   Flower festival in Noto (12-15 May) While masses of wild flowers blanket the Madonie and Nebrodi mountains in the north of the island, the baroque town of Noto in Sicily’s south east presents a very different floral display. During the colourful Infiorata di Noto flower festival (12-15 May), the palazzo-lined Corrado Nicolaci, is transformed into a flowered carpet of petal-filled mosaic-style pictures.   Once you have admired the display and…

A Guide to Car Hire Rentals at the Trapani Airport Renting a car is the best way to move around Sicily. There is plenty to see and aside from the major tourist attractions bustling with activity, there are many secluded and special spots to discover for first time visitors and returning vacationers who have yet to complete their sightseeing adventure of what stands as a monumental testimony to 3000 years of Mediterranean history; preserved due to its interaction with foreign cultures and invasions since the age of the Greeks, Romans, the Arabs in the Crusades and the kingdoms/principalities of the…

Deals for cheap flights: How to Reach Palermo with Low Cost Flights Palermo and Catania, the two main cities in Sicily, are the principal destination for travelers journeying to Southern Italy to discover the mystique and historical legacy of the largest Island in the Mediterranean (9,927 sqmiles, not counting the surrounding islands). The Punta Raisi airport in Palermo (the main capital) and Fontanarossa by Catania are the major starting point for tourists eager to explore Sicily’s many archeological monuments and nature reserves. A major advantage is that all the best places to see are within driving distance of each other…

The Guide for Flights from England to the Airports in Sicily (cheap flight tickets) The wonders of the Mediterranean island of Sicily, in Southern Italy, continue to attract millions of tourists from all over the world, and it continues to be one of the top holiday destinations for travelers at every season of the year. Italy is widely frequented by British tourists all year round and Sicily remains one of the top choices. Its ancient mystique and diverse cultural infusion of influences deriving from Greek, Roman, Spanish, Arabic and Anglo-Saxon/Norman Gothic elements, its majestic coastal views and Ionian archipelago dotted…

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Feel Like an Adventurous On-the-Road Experience? It’s Easy with the Various Cheap Car Hire in Sicily For every traveler, finding a reliable and affordable car hire service for their vacation is always a hassle- no matter what destination. With the right resources, it is easy to find various reputable and cheap car hire services even in the most exotic, luxurious and highly frequented locations like the island of Sicily, in Southern Italy – one of the most popular travel destinations in the world – where Italian and foreign tourists alike flock in the thousands during every season to admire the…

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Road Trip Across Sicily. Let’s Rent a Car at the Palermo Airport and Embark on a Voyage to Discover the Trinacria Visiting the Italian Island of Sicily with its historical heritage and innumerable attractions can be frustrating if you are planning a short vacation trip and are worried you might not able to see all the sights due to time constraints. Therefore, it is advisable to rent a car so you can make the most of your holiday by avoiding the tight schedule of guided bus tours or the less-reliable public transportation in the cities and towns, and experience instead…

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Realizing Your Dream of Renting a Holiday Home with a Swimming Pool is Easy. Let us Show You How For travelers of any budget, it is not only possible but highly realistic these days to be able to experience the vacation of your dreams, and find the perfect holiday home to rent at an affordable price in the destination of your choice. Finding one that is not only accessorized with all the amenities of a true and stylish home but also with additional luxuries that will make your experience truly enviable, such a private swimming pool, and that fits any…

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Traveling Low-Cost is Possible: Here is How to Enjoy Cheap Holidays in Sicily Spending a holiday in the historical island of Sicily is every world traveler’s dream, but without the best resources to direct you it may turn out to be costly or less affordable. If you are on a budget, or prefer to save money to spend on all the things there are to do around Sicily and its coastal islands rather than on the pricey tourist accommodations of bustling city motels or beach resorts, Wishsicily.com is an excellent resource. It is rated as one of the best sites…

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Booking a Hotel vs. Apartment Holidays: Here are Some Excellent Reasons for Renting a Private Villa During your Travels While a holiday is always a fun and celebratory experience, it can also be quite overwhelming and stressful: choosing your destination, planning itineraries, booking flights, and finding the appropriate accommodations for your stay are always a hassle in the hustle and bustle of today’s modern world- especially for family trips with children. Renting a villa with pool or an apartment in the holiday location of your choice will greatly help relieve any tension and make the vacation less burdensome for all…

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While the carnivals of Venice and Viareggio may be more famous, Sicily’s carnivals can be equally spectacular and are more likely to be accompanied by better weather. Our top carnivals are in Acireale, Sciacca, and, just outside Palermo, at Termini Imerese and Mezzojuso.  Visit during the February celebrations and combine your stay in Sicily with visiting some of the island’s top attractions, minus the crowds and the heat of the summer sun.   Acireale carnival: With concerts, parades through the town’s baroque historic centre and processions of allegorical and floral floats, Acireale is one of Sicily’s most colourful and impressive…

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Weekend On the Road in the Province of Catania Thanks to Car Hire Services Catania is the second major city in Sicily after the main capital, Palermo. It is the also a major destination route for tourism because it is located right under Mount Etna, one of the major and renowned volcanoes in the world and which to this day continues to show signs of activity. It is a favorite tourist attraction in Sicily not only due to its proximity to Etna and the city’s volcano-trekking guided tours which provide an unforgettable and adventurous experience for travelers of all ages…

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The Best Way to Travel to Sicily? A Cheap flight Sicily is one of the most admired tourist spots in the world- not just to enjoy a vacation, but also to experience the mixture of different traditions and folklore that are expressed in its multi-cultural character and which have promoted diversity in its many aspects: cultural, social, artistic, and historical, among others. The Italian island has experienced many transformations during the millennia of cross-cultural interactions, and remains one of the wonders of the Mediterranean because it has managed to preserve that allure and atmosphere of ancient times. It is, in…

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Spending the Holidays in Sicily With its rich multi-cultural heritage, the Italian island of Sicily has long been a favorite vacation spot for sightseers and those interested in discovering the archeological and artistic treasures that since ancient times have made it the ‘gateway to the Mediterranean.’ Read here to discover the top 10 reasons why a holiday to Sicily has the best to offer for any enthusiastic traveler with a taste of the exotic. Among the principal attractions, in the summer the sunny sandy beaches and resorts of the Agrigento coast have always been a popular destination for beach-lovers and…

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Christmas in Sicily is a festive occasion, packed full of traditions and customs that make it a very special time. Cool temperatures means that the focus shifts away from the beach and swimming and into the heart of the local village or town where locals keep the Christmas spirit alive and kicking.   Christmas Presepi Many homes and the vast majority of churches in Sicily display a presepe (nativity scene). In some cases, these are ‘Presepi viventi’ – living nativity scenes where locals dress up and re-enact the Nativity between Christmas Day and Epiphany with the privilege of representing baby…

Lipari Island Sicily Tourism Attractions

The Aeolian Islands are a great vacation destination or excursion from your main Sicilian vacation. The largest of the islands, called Lipari, in Sicily, is one of the most historically rich and beautiful. The island of Lipari is filled with bustling streets, historic sites and a picturesque harbor. Lipari is the perfect place to take a holiday and relax on one of the most pristine areas in Sicily. Ferry to Lipari The easiest way to get to the island is to take the ferry from Milazzo to Lipari in the region of Messina. You will most likely want to book…

Agrigento Sicily Tourist Valley of Temples

The city of Agrigento, Sicily, has more than 150 km of coastline that captures the essence of beauty and nature and leaves those who visit amazed. Filled with rich history, great foods and stunning sites, Agrigento is a perfect paradise for vacation. Things to do in Agrigento If you’re looking for some tangible history that’s paired with awe striking beauty, you must see the Valley of Temples. Siting high up on the coast, the Agrigento temples of Concordia, Juno, Dioscuri, Hercules, and Zeus are all different, yet equally breathtaking, and portray a unique and well-preserved history. Agrigento Attractions The Agrigento…

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Fill in some of the gaps in your kids’ education with a visit to Sicily where you can squeeze in a session on the Greeks, Romans and Normans, or a volcano-themed geography lesson, without so much as a mention of books or homework. Sicily’s extraordinary past and its hugely varied land and seascapes make it a fascinating island for all ages. If you have not booked anything yet, there are weeks available right up to early September at a selection of Wish Sicily villas.   Escape the crowds and head for the heartland of Sicily Head inland for peace and…

Sicily Temples and Ruins

One of the most enchanting things about Sicily is its rich and diverse history. Throughout the age of antiquity the isle was home to Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans. This left a mark of incredible archaeological sites and some of the best preserved temples in the world. The Sicily ruins, spread out over the entire area, are an amazing destination of any trip. The Sicilian Greek ruins are some of the greatest wonders left over from the Magna Graecia era. One of the best examples is the Segesta temple and ancient theater in the western tip of Sicily. It is even…