Road tripping through Sicily

05732c9416d3e8a8000e1185f4cb567dSicily is the largest of the Italian islands and one of my favorites! It is one of the pearls of Southern Italy and can be discovered, understood and experienced through a series of itineraries dedicated to areas of interest ranging from nature to history and traditions.

Taormina

Taormina is a hilltop town on the east coast of Sicily. The town is known for the Teatro Antico di Taormina, an ancient Greco-­Roman theater still used today.

Near the theater, cliffs drop to the sea forming coves with sandy beaches. A narrow stretch of sand connects to Isola Bella, a tiny island and nature reserve.

TIP: when it is vaction is Sicily, Isola bella gets lots of visitors. If you visit the little island, make sure you don’t go when it is vacation season.

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TIP: Look at the beautiful Italian Houses.

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TIP: When you are lucky, you will see the Italian mainland.

Mount Etna

IMG_9809 (2)Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Metropolitan
City of Catania, between the cities of Messina and Catania. You can easily go for a walk on the vulcano and visite one of the craters. Discover the black moon landscape.

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Castelmola

Castelmola is a beautiful little town where you have a beautiful view on Taormina,the Etna and the sea.

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Syracuse

Syracuse is a city on the Ionian coast. It’s known for its ancient ruins.

The central Archaeological Park Neapolis comprises the Roman Amphitheater, the Teatro Greco and the Orecchio di Dionisio, a limestone cave shaped like a human ear.

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Noto

Noto is an architectural supermodel, a baroque belle so gorgeous you might mistake it for a film set. Located less than 40km southwest of Syracuse, the town is home to one of Sicily’s most beautiful historic centres. The pièce de résistance is Corso Vittorio Emanuele, an elegant walkway flanked by thrilling baroque palazzi and churches.

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TIP: Take a break and eat an ice cream. Gusto has delicious ice.

Agrigento

Agrigento is a hilltop city on Sicily’s southwest shore. It’s known for the Valley of the Temples, a vast archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples. . The area was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The archaeological park and landscape of the Valley of the Temples is the largest archaeological site in the world with 1,300 hectares.

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One of the highlights from the Valley was the Temple of Concordia. Due to its good state of preservation, the Temple of Concordia is ranked amongst the most notable edifices of the Greek civilization existing today.

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Panorama pictures

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