An professional information to a weekend in Sicily | EUROtoday

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Through the ages Sicily has been a crossroads and crucible of Mediterranean tradition. The island in the present day is an interesting palimpsest, its historical past and plentiful pure wonders making certain that there’s one thing for everybody: the historic cities of Palermo, Catania and Siracusa; the Etna area with its volcanic landscapes, fertile wine nation and picture-perfect Taormina; Ragusa, Modica and the opposite honey-hued Baroque cities of the south; the Greek temples of Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta; Roman websites like Piazza Armerina; miles of sandy seashores and secret rocky coves. And don’t get us began on the meals – from the couscous of Trapani to the pastries of Noto, it’s a purpose to go to in itself.

With components of the island on the identical latitude because the north African coast, Sicily has a light local weather that makes it a horny vacation spot for a lot of the 12 months: spring and autumn are a sheer delight and although excessive summer time (July and August) temperatures actually do soar, sea breezes in coastal areas take the sting off the warmth.

For additional Sicily inspiration, see our guides to the island’s greatest motels, eating places, nightlife, seashores and issues to do.