Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the most stunning places of Italy. It has a lot of things that can surprise even the most experienced traveler - beautiful landscapes, amazing nature, delicious cuisine, rich culture, especially with regard to the arts, music, literature and architecture - everything with a unique Italian charm and unbelievable hospitality of local people. It has so many wonders, and for sure, all these things will make you fall in love with Sicily at the first sight and at the first moment when you step on its ground. So where to start and where to go? Read our list of 5 most wonderful places of Sicily!
Palermo is the capital of both, the autonomous region of Sicily and the Province of Palermo. This is an old city with a long history from the ancient ages, and unique culture. It has a lot of sites that is annually attracting thousands of visitors from all the parts of the world. Visit its famous Cathedral; Quattro Canti, the symbolic crossroads at the old centre of the city; its amazing museums and lively street markets; discover its delicious gastronomic culture; explore old streets and spend a lazy day on its amazing beaches. We promise, you will fall in love with Palermo!
Catania is located on the eastern coast of Sicily at the foot of Mount Etna. This is the second largest city of Sicily (after Palermo). Catania is famous for its unique architecture: known as Sicilian Baroque, here it has even more specific features, different not only from the European one, but even from the rest of the island. Since Catania has used to be a port city, it had been strongly influenced by other cultures as well, including Greek, Roman, Arab, Norman, Spanish, and others. Nowadays this is a big modern city, with a dynamic life and historic charm at the same time.
3. Mount Etna
Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily. Catania, the second largest city of Sicily that have just mentioned before, is actually built at its foot. It is 3,329 m high and is the highest point of Sicily. Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes not only in Europe, but in the whole world and belongs to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is one of the most wonderful places, from which you can see wonderful landscapes of Sicily and unforgettable panoramic views. Don't forget to visit it!
4. Rabbit Beach
The Rabbit Beach is one of the most beautiful places on the island. Located on the south-west coast of Sicily, it will amaze you by its white sands and crystal clear water. The area was initially inhabited by several rabbits, so this is where the name of the beach is coming from. Even today you can see few of them! Moreover, in the late spring season visitors can even spot here turtles. Besides this, the Rabbit Beach is a perfect place for enjoying some Sicilian sun and gentle water of the Mediterranean Sea.
5. Valle dei Templi
The Valle dei Tempi (Valley of the Temples) is an archaeological site in Agrigento, a city on the southern coast of Sicily. This is a national monument of Italy, one of the main attractions of Sicily and one of the greatest examples of the Greater Greece art and architecture. In consists of seven temples, all of which are representing a Doric style. This is a "must see" place for everyone who is visiting Sicily, because this is a unique opportunity to travel through time, touch an ancient history, and discover a unique culture.
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