In Sicily, the Mediterranean is a way of life, an intense existence that exudes from the golden brown skin of its people, from the exuberant colors, the pungent scent of citrus fruits, and the genuine goodness of the products overflowing in the local markets.
The regional capital, Palermo is city with a noble and elegant soul. For centuries the home of kings and nobility, it also has its playful and vivacious side, expressed at the famous “Ballarò” market with its abundance of fresh and tasty delicacies, and also in its high quality street food, which offers “arancini” (crispy golden rice balls with a melt-in-your-mouth filling of tomato sauce, mozzarella, and often, cured meats) and “crocchè”(golden brown, fried potato puree), that will have you forgetting your diet with no regrets.
Majestic and proud, the active volcano of Etna surveys the busy island life below. Admired by all and visited by many, the volcano is surrounded by a natural park full of paths to explore and climb.
Thousands of years of history and spectacular natural environments are the winning combination of this territory, uniting to create rare and precious pearls of extraordinary beauty: like Ortigia, the historical center of Syracuse, enclosed on a small island, with its golden stone and ancient fountain, delicious restaurants and artisan shops; or the magical spectacle of the panorama at Taormina, or the incomparably sublime Cefalù, where you can go swimming on a beach below ancient Greek ruins.
In Sicily, wherever you go, you will fall in love, again and again. Prepare to be amazed by the splendid Baroque architecture in Val di Noto and enthralled by the pre-historic river and cascades of Gole di Alcantara, where you can a have a delicious swim. You will be spellbound by the impossibly gorgeous Eolie islands in their unspoiled natural paradise and seduced by the soft white sand and crystal turquoise sea of the Caribbean-like San Vito Lo Capo.
Sicily is a magnificent jubilation of infinite beauty, created by thousands of years of artistry and talent, home to emperors and artisans, poets and prophets, in a timeless mosaic of cultures and architecture. Once you experience this land full of unique, glorious places, Sicily will win your heart and live on forever in your soul.