Home to every great Mediterranean civilization, Sicily is a rich tapestry of art and history. A day in this paradise of deep blue skies and lush vegetation could include skiing down a snow-muffled volcano, walking through orange groves, and swimming within sight of majestic ruins. Unforgettable sights abound: the panoramic perfection of Taormina; Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples; a rose-tinted moon rising over Mt. Etna; and Palermo, Monreale, Cefalù, and Catania offer a feast of Roman, Byzantine, Arab-Norman, and Baroque architecture.
Copyright © Mon May 22 23:07:50 EDT 2017 by Fodor's Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.
Things You Can't Miss
Just outside Palermo lies the 12th-century cathedral with its fusion of Norman, Arab and Byzantine art.
John Warburton-Lee Photography/Alamy
This string of tiny islands offers rugged coastlines with steep cliffs that drop to clear waters and black sand beaches, legacy of volcanic activity.
Wedged between the sea and still-active Mount Etna volcano, this hillside city is a great base for exploring the rest of the island.
Here are some great romantic getaway ideas and locations and great honeymoon destinations to spice up your romantic life by going on a second honeymoon.
Fresh water surfaces by the salt sea here, and the cathedral and piazza are among the loveliest in Italy.
Art Directors & TRIP/Alamy
Use these tips to choose an online photo book service and create your own personalized photo album to share your travel memories with family and friends.
This is the center of the 400-year-old tradition of Sicilian chocolate-making, and chocolatiers will let you sample their wares.
Sampling the local cuisine can be an adventure in some countries, but if you aren't up for scorpion or tarantula, there are some delicious alternatives.
Savings on hotels, car rentals, cruises, tours and airfare
Shared Trips to this Destination
|Trips||Places Of Interest|