12 superb things to do in Palermo and around

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  I can hardly start with anything other than the crown jewel of Palermo. In 1185 the first stone of this magnificent building was laid and over the years so many new parts were added that it only took its final form in the beginning of the nineteenth century. In full it’s called ‘Il Cattedrale della Santa Vergine Maria Assunta’ …

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Visiting Cinque Terre: the complete guide

  Read more about…  How to get around   |    How long do you need   |    Day trip to Cinque Terre   |    Hiking paths   |   Things to do in the surrounding area   |    Extra tips The Cinque Terre are five beautiful villages located between gorgeous hiking trails. This adventure is a top attraction in Italy for hiking enthusiasts, because you have several dozens …

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The 6 best beaches in Sicily

There is a good chance that you will land in Palermo or at least spend a bit of time there. At less than ten kilometers (6.2 miles) from this bustling city you’ll find the beautiful Mondello. A sandy beach with turquoise waters that you may have only encountered in your dreams. During the high season it can get very busy, …

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Visiting St Peter’s basilica

visiting saint peter's basilica

  La Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano is a mouthful, but it suddenly perfectly covers the importance of this church. Not only is this the most famous work of renaissance architecture, it’s also the biggest Christian church in the world! This religious building is what Mecca is for Muslims and is often described as “the most important of …

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19 amazing things to see in Catania, Sicily

things to see in Catania

  The most beloved landmark of Catania is undoubtedly the Cattedrale di Sant’Agata located on Piazza del Duomo. The facade is decorated with beautiful, proud standing statues and around the building you can find a small garden with some beautiful works of art. Don’t forget to also explore the Piazza del Duomo. The column with the funny elephant, for example, …

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The 14 best places to visit in Sicily

best places to visit in Sicily

  I can’t start with anything other than the capital of the island. Chances are that your Sicilian adventure starts here and I advise you to take all the time to explore this amazing city. The magnificent cathedral, the Palazzo dei Normanni, the catacombs, Teatro Massimo, … the list of sights in Palermo is almost endless. Just outside the city …

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Climbing and visiting Mount Etna

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Want to explore Mount Etna with a guided tour? Good idea! It makes your visit much more interesting and completely hassle-free! Check-out the excursions on GetYourGuide: they always show real reviews and almost always you can to cancel for free up until 24 hours in advance. Perfect for when the weather conditions aren’t ideal to get a panoramic view from …

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Visiting Pompeii: a day trip from Naples, Sorrento or Rome

pompeii day tour

  Read more about… Things to do in Pompeii   |   Visiting Pompeii with public transportation   |   Climbing the Vesuvius   |   Prices and tickets   |   Organized tours and excursions The history of Pompeii goes back to about 700 years before our era. Several tribes and nations rose and fell, until the Romans finally captured it. The city is located southeast of …

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