Sicily, the largest and most densely populated Mediterranean island, is a must-visit when organising your next sun-kissed, European escape. Picture dreamy, rocky coastlines that caress sandy beaches, fresh seafood pasta dishes served to overlook the ocean and architectural treasures that leave you in awe and inspired; Sicily is truly a treasure for all to enjoy.
Here are our top 5 must do's to make the most of your Sicilian vacation.
“Where and When To Go: ”
Cefalù - Cefalù a charming small city with an abundance of restaurants, dreamy shorelines and preserved historical architecture, is a must-do stop on any Sicilian itinerary. You will spend your days walking through cobble stoned streets and basking in the beauty of La Rocca Mountain.
Scopello - In the North West part of Sicily, you will find Scopello. A rocky and dramatic cliff edges surround a bustling coastal village.
Palermo - The capital of Sicily, Palermo is the perfect melting pot of authentic cuisine and history. Spend your days on foot exploring shops, ancient cathedrals and art galleries.
Best time to visit: May - June or again September through October.
“What to do: ”
Sicily’s landscape is as diverse as it is beautiful, allowing this Mediterranean island to be something to everyone.
Beaches: If you are looking for a Sicilian trip spent by the shoreline, here are our recommended beaches to add to your bucket list. The city of Trapani has an abundance of crystal blue waters to explore such as Scopello, San Vito Lo Capo, Caletta del Bue Marino and Cala Mazzo di Sciacca to name a few. If you are heading to Taormina (which we suggest you do), go explore the beautiful Isola Bella beach.
Architecture: Sicily is rich in history and preserved architecture so we recommend spending some time sightseeing and learning new things about this interesting Island. We suggest exploring the Palermo Cathedral for its beautiful mosaics, The Valley of Temples in Agrigento or the ancient Greek theatre Teatro Antico di Taormina.
Day Trip: Hire a boat to explore the glistening Mediterranean. Try the "Boat Service Mondello" to discover some nearby beaches.
“Where To Eat: ”
When visiting Sicily, we suggest immersing (and indulging) yourself in the authentic cuisine the Island has to offer. Whether you want freshly served pasta in a world-class restaurant or a delicious slice of sfincione from a street market, you will definitely not be short of culinary delights.
1. Ice cream and pasteries at: Pasicceria Savia, Catania.
2. For market street food: Mercato del Capo, Palmero.
3. For a meal with a view: Babilonia Restaurant, Taormina
“What To Wear: ”
When heading to Sicily in the sunshine, we suggest packing a repertoire of looks for both dining, exploring and of course, swimming. Pack flowing sundresses that pair with sandals, linen pants for days of walking, shirt dresses to throw over swim when ordering gelato and some midi dresses that could take you from day to night.