The 6 best things to do in Trapani

Things to do Trapani

  Sicily stands synonymous with beautiful beaches. My personal favorite on this southern island is San Vito Lo Capo. This pearly white sandy beach is a 45-minute drive from Trapani. Once you get there, you might even believe that you ended up on a Caribbean island! The color of the water varies from light blue to dark blue and the …

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Sicily itinerary for 14 days

sicily itinerary 14 days

The Boot of Europe has so many other magnificent destinations such as Florence, Rome and Venice, all of which are easily accessible by car. Why would you fly all the way to Italy and then opt for a round trip in Sicily with a rental car? Because flights and a rental car aren’t that expensive at all! On top of …

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Things to do in Cefalu and how to get there

things to do in Cefalu

The first thing you’ll notice about Cefalu (besides its beauty) is the calm atmosphere that prevails here. If you at least plan your visit, because during the summer months this cozy town is occupied by lots of tourists from anywhere in the world. This place, together with Mondello, is one of the nicest beaches on the beautiful Sicilian island. Therefore …

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Climbing the cathedral of Palermo

palermo cathedral

In 1185 the church was built on top of a Byzantine church, later it was renamed a mosque, to which all kinds of extras were added after the umpteenth conquest of the city. Later, typical additions from the Renaissance and the Neoclassical art period were also added to this magnificent cathedral. The exterior is phenomenally beautiful, and you can undoubtedly …

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The Capuchin catacombs of Palermo

Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo

Once you have taken the stairs to the deepest part of the church, you end up in a dark world full of stuffed corpses. One is better preserved than the other. Each of the mummies of Palermo has its own facial expression, and that makes this cemetery a lot creepier. On the best-preserved bodies you can even see hair and …

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12 superb things to do in Palermo and around

things to do in palermo

  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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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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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

visit Etna

  If you go on holiday in the north of Sicily, you can see Mount Etna from just about everywhere. The gigantic mountain is beautiful from a distance, but even more spellbinding when you climb the steep flanks. It seems like you’re visiting another planet. This fire-breathing mountain caused some of the world’s most bizarre landscapes. Dozens of craters in …

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