There's so much to see and do in Sicily you might be concerned you won't find the time to fit it all in. We've put together a simple guide so you can plan what you want to see and how to see it.
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Sicily boasts some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean - perhaps even the world - with many idyllic coves and long stretches of fine white sand.
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With long, hot summers, Sicily has many months of truly fabulous weather and the best time to go depends very much on what you intend to do during your holiday.
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Sicily is an island whose history, cuisine, language even the people themselves, have been poured from a melting pot of a dozen cultures representing three continents.
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Sicilians like nothing more than to spend an evening is chatting with family and friends over a leisurely meal in a restaurant or pavement café...
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In Sicily’s large cities you’ll find all the usual chain stores like Benetton and H&M but independent Sicilian Shops and market stalls are far more interesting places to shop.
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Hiring a car is the best way to get out and about, giving you the freedom to explore the island at your leisure. You can also travel by train and there are bus services and ferries.
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With literally hundreds of festivals and events held across Sicily throughout the year, here is a selection of a few of our favourites.
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In the north east of Sicily the vast volcanic Mount Etna forms the stunning backdrop of some of the island’s most beautiful towns and picturesque beaches, including the popular resort of Taormina.
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The south east of Sicily boasts the UNESCO World Heritage site of Syracuse and the lovely Baroque town of the Val di Noto - plus some fine stretches of coastline and much much more.
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Home to the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento an important UNESCO World Heritage Site, southern Sicily, is thinly populated offering miles of relatively deserted coastline.
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With a unique local cuisine, much of western Sicily has remained largely untouched by tourism, yet it is within easy reach of the international airport at Palermo.
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In the north of Sicily you’ll find some of the island's most stunning landscapes and finest beaches, as well as picturesque villages and fascinating towns waiting to be explored.
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