The cultural richness of Sicily and its varied natural beauty that includes volcanoes and its picturesque coastline make for a unique vacation destination. Come and explore towns and villages full of history. Witness firsthand the architectural and artistic masterpieces, stroll through picturesque alleys past ristoranti and ice cream parlors and immerse yourself in the unique Sicilian way of life, a way of life that is characterized by numerous cultural influences from ancient times to the present day.

We recommend that you have a rental car during your stay. Discover – for example during a day trip – the enchanting Aeolian Islands or charter a boat yourself: your skipper will navigate you to the most beautiful bays and places.

Suggested Activities:

  • Excursions by boat to the Aeolian Islands
  • Chartering a dinner or lunch cruise
  • Climbing Mt. Etna with/without a guide
  • City Tours:
    North coast: Cefalù, Palermo, Bagheria (Museo Guttuso, Villa Palagonia)
    East coast: Messina, Taormina, Catania
    Inland: Randazzo, Enna
  • Places of special interest: Piazza Armerina – Villa Casale: Roman mosaics, Alcantara gorge, Tindari: Cathedral of the Black Madonna, Greek theater and Greco-Roman excavations, Villa Piccolo near Capo d’ Orlando, and the village of Santo Stefano di Camastra known for its ceramics.
  • Parks and Hiking: the Madonie and Nebrodi mountain ranges offer ideal settings for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Mount Etna (highest volcano in Europe)
  • Kulinariy: wine tasting, cheese making, olive oil production (October/November), the pistachio town of Bronte
  • Events:
  • a) Open air events in the Greek theaters of Tindari, Taormina, or Syracuse (some require overnight stay)
  • b) Opera houses: Teatro Bellini in Catania and Teatro Massimo in Palermo
  • c) Traditional Sicilian cultural events: Puppet Theater (Pupi Siciliani) – performing medieval epics, at all seasons: Feasts of Saints and Madonnas, these events often last several days, and the Easter celebrations are particularly enchanting as you embrace the vitality and richness of the local culture.