In cool Catania, on the east coast, you’ll be in awe of the Benedictine Monastery of San Nicolò l’Arena and the flourishing Bellini Gardens. If you want to experience life in the capital, then hop over to Palermo for bustling street markets and open-air cocktail bars.
Food, glorious food!
Big fan of Italian cuisine? Well in Sicily, it gets an island shake-up. Rich Sicilian arancini balls are a huge hit with locals, while fresh fish and seafood are often the dish of the day. Don’t miss out on sampling a meal featuring the iconic Sicilian lemon.
Day trips galore
Fill your days with all kinds of fun and frolics. Retrace ancient history in treasure-stuffed towns, head up to Mount Etna for an out-of-this-world trek or soak up the sun on sparkling shores. If you’re up for exploring offshore, then the Aeolian archipelago is just off the north coast and a great place to start.