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Five Things to Do and See While in Sicily

Five Things to Do and See While in Sicily

A trip to Italy is one that is steeped in history, culture, incredible cuisine, and beautiful sights, and nowhere is that more the case than when visiting the island of Sicily. Sicily is, of course, the biggest of all the Italian islands and is known as one of the greatest gems in all of southern Italy. With that kind of reputation, it can be a bit daunting to plan a trip to the island and make sure you create an itinerary that hits up all the “must-see” places. Because you have limited time there, you obviously want to make the absolute most of your trip.

For first time visitors to Sicily, there are a few things that simply must be done and seen, so let’s dive right in.

Sicily's Beaches Should Not be Missed


While there is a lot of focus and attention on the history and culture of the island, Sicily's beaches deserve a mention all of their own. You'll find everything from quiet hidden beaches to busy tourist-filled spots with lively cafes lining the shores. If you plan on making a few visits to the beach, then you may want to check out the villas near beach areas offered through WishSicily. Many of their villas are within walking distance to the beach or located right on it. This can offer you the ultimate convenience.

A Day Trip to Mount Etna


As Europe's highest active volcano, Mount Etna is not to be missed. There are plenty of walking tours and even activities that take place around the volcano, providing tourists with an awe-inspiring experience. Mount Etna is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and can be found on the east coast of Sicily.

Valley of the Temples


For those with an interest in history and Greek architecture and art, then the Valley of the Temples (Valle de Templi) can't be missed. This is one of the most popular attractions in all of Italy and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest archaeological site in the entire world and its first temple was built in the 5th century BC.

Walking and Biking Tours of Popular Cities


If you’re feeling energetic, then it’s time to get off the tour bus, out of the taxi, and start exploring Sicily by foot or by bike. There are all kinds of tours that take you through some of the most popular cities such as Messina, Taormina, and Palermo.
Wine Tasting with a Sicilian Twist
What would a visit to Sicily be without a wine tasting tour? This is an absolute must if you want to get a true sense of the Sicilian cuisine and culture.

Experiences at Every Corner


Sicily is an island that is absolutely filled with unique and beautiful cultural, historical, and dining experiences at every corner. For many tourists, one visit simply isn’t enough to take it all in, which is why they end up coming back again and again.

This is a contribution from one of our contributing writers.

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