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Carneval-in-sicily-acireale

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…

catania-etna

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…

flights-to-sicily

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…

taormina-villas-wish-sicily

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…

Villa Arte Mare Blu

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…

Villa La Belsia

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…

Turkish Steps Landscape

One of the most stunning natural sites to visit in Sicily is the Turkish Steps or the Scala dei Turchi. It is a rocky cliff on the coast of Realmonte and conveniently located only 15 minutes away from the temples in Agrigento. It is one of the best spots to relax and take a break from site seeing as well as to enjoy a nice dip in the ocean. The Turkish Steps in Sicily are beautiful white cliffs that have eroded in a way that looks like a staircase sloping into the blue waters of the Mediterranean. It is an…

Ustica Island Marine Reserve

From Palermo, Sicily’s capital, you can easily hop on a bus or a train to reach the city center or any other area in the region. However, if you’re planning on going on an incredible day tour from Palermo, the Island of Ustica is what you are looking for!   Ustica: a picturesque corner of paradise The Protected Marine Area of the Aeolian volcanic chain, Ustica, is a tiny island 60 km (37 miles) north of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The emerging land is actually the tip of a submerged volcano. Along its shore, you can notice sparkling rocks…

Landscape City of Cefalù

One of the most iconic cities in Sicily is Cefalù, located on the Northern coast and enjoys a beautiful setting beside the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is a perfect place to take a seaside holiday, with its historic buildings, fishing villages and sandy beaches. Cefalu, Sicily, is amazing because of the eclectic mix of cultures that have left their mark; from the Normans and Byzantines to the Arabic and Spanish cultures. It is truly on of the most pristine places to visit in Italy. How to get there The city is located within reach from the Palermo airport and easily accessible…

Villa Atena

Sicily in May promises long, sunny days and the first taste of fresh spring time flavours. Get the lowdown here on where to go and what to see. This is the perfect time to visit Sicily’s nature reserves where you can hike, cycle and swim in fabulous crystal clear waters.  Each of the parks is incredibly diverse, ranging from large woodland areas in the Nebrodi to lush green spaces and natural pools at Cavagrande del Cassibile and the crocus and iris speckled cliff tops of the Zingaro Nature Reserve. Read more about our countryside villas here.   Gastronomic traditions in…