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The complete guide to planning your vacation in Sicily

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Plan your vacation in Sicily

Your vacation in Sicily can turn out to be wonderful and unforgettable if you organize it in the best possible way. A trip to the main tourist destinations in Sicily is certainly an incredible opportunity to go and discover a place that with its characteristics is able to captivate anyone who reaches it. History, culture, food and wine, the sea and lots of adventures await you in Sicily.

By organizing the right vacation in Sicily, you can consider so many solutions to be able to meet your needs, whether you reach this destination during the winter or summer period .

But let’s find out in detail how you can plan a vacation to discover Sicily and its main attractions while living every moment to the fullest! Here are some tips!

Start by choosing the best accommodations in Sicily

To plan a tour in Sicily you first need to choose the accommodation or accommodations in which you will spend your vacation.

If you want to touch multiple points of this magnificent region and want to explore both eastern and western Sicily, the advice is to evaluate multiple facilities in strategic locations that will allow you to easily reach the most beautiful destinations and its best attractions.

As for accommodations, you should know that in Sicily you will have a wide choice. In fact, Sicily offers ideal solutions to meet the needs of tourists who reach it throughout the year.

Among the main accommodations you can evaluate are:

  • B&B: ideal for allowing you to discover not only the beauty of Sicily but also its food and wine by stopping for lunch or dinner at its establishments.
  • Hotels: hotels from two to five stars offer a convenient and comfortable solution for couples and families who want to experience a relaxing vacation with many quality services.
  • Resort: if in addition to exploring Sicily you also want to fully relax and have spaces dedicated to your well-being, you should opt for a resort with a spa and pool.

Whichever property you choose whether it is overlooking the sandy beaches and its crystal clear sea or the historic center of Syracuse or Palermo, you are sure to find a welcoming and genuine environment.

Rent a car

After choosing the facilities in which to stay, the advice is to rent a car. Car rental is a perfect solution to be able to move easily from west to east, north to south without any limitations.

You can rent the car at major airports in Sicily or you can also consider renting at ports. Renting a car not only makes travel easier but also allows you to discover little hidden gems that you can only visit by car.

Excursions in Sicily: for a 360-degree experience

If you want to experience not just a vacation but a real adventure to discover the most beautiful places in Sicily then the best solution is to go hiking. Excursions in Sicily are scheduled tours that ensure that those who follow them have a truly unique and unrepeatable experience in evocative places rich in tradition.

There are so many excursions that can be taken in Sicily. Among the most recommended are:

  • Hiking trekking: many people love nature and immersing themselves in its beauty. In this case, the best solution is to book excursions by trekking on Mount Etna or in the natural parks of Sicily.
  • Hiking Mount Etna: One of the most beautiful routes to take in Sicily is definitely hiking on the slopes of Mount Etna. You will not be disappointed! Its characteristic beauty, the opportunity to take an ATV, or take a walk on the slopes of the volcano are experiences that can only be fully experienced with an organized tour.
  • Boat tours: there is no better way to discover the beauty of Sicily than with a boat excursion. Boat tours can be conducted starting from the port of Syracuse or from the port of Taormina. You can take boat tours to explore the caves, or tours with lunch or dinner on board.
  • Cruises: for a really very relaxing excursion you can consider a half-day or day cruise. Cruises are perfect for those who want to take a quiet sea trip with their partner or with their family with children.
  • Day Trips: to explore some unique places in Sicily with an expert guide who will also tell you about its history, you cannot miss day trips such as those organized to Noto Antica, San Vito Lo Capo or the Zingaro Nature Reserve.
  • Food and wine: finally, there are food and wine tours perfect for exploring the most beautiful cities and their history through taste. Don’t miss sweet, savory preparations and the wines that represent the heart and soul of Sicily.

 

The must-see destinations during a trip to Sicily

As mentioned, from eastern to western Sicily, from north to south, there are really so many attractions you can discover during a trip to this wonderful Italian island.

When planning a tour, however, it is recommended that you choose some of the best destinations for your trip to Sicily.

Among the main ones are:

  • Agrigento: a perfect city for discovering the history of Sicily and organizing many tours of the city, its archaeological sites or on the sailing boat.
  • Catania: perfect for exploring its naturalistic riches among gardens and nature reserves.
  • Cefalù: known for its crystal clear sea, golden sand, and welcoming village.
  • Etna: You cannot go to Sicily and miss an excursion to its volcano.
  • Egadi Islands: stunning, wonderful, with truly unique features and natural environments that are part of a marine protected area.
  • Aeolian Islands: Sicily makes it possible to explore many islands such as the Aeolian Islands where you can discover and admire many wonderful beaches and villages.

These are just some of the must-see destinations, in fact, you must not forget its cities such as: Palermo, Syracuse, Ragusa, Trapani and villages such as Noto, Marzamemi and Taormina.

Sicily is a region full of life and wonderful beauty, and now that you know how to plan your trip you just have to do it right in advance by including all the tours so you don’t miss anything!

Hi I’m Iolanda, In 2010 I decided to return to my magical island, Sicily, so that the experience gained in previous years could take shape there where I was born.

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