It’s time for the perfect tips and destinations for your Sicily vacation. The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea is simply gorgeous, full of paradisiacal beaches, and a dream destination for relaxing summer holidays. In the north, it is surrounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the east by the Ionian Sea and in the south by the Mediterranean Sea. Despite the relaxing atmosphere and wonderful food on the island, Sicily is perfect for active and cultural vacationers as well.
It offers a variety of amazing nightlife options, and great accommodation such as Select Sicily Villas, beautiful vacation rentals and vacation resorts. The warm climate of the island makes it the perfect destination for holidays from the middle of May till the middle of October. Let’s find out about the best destinations on the island.
Lovely destinations in Sicily
Taormina is a beautiful town in the northeast of Sicily, picturesquely situated on a hill, with many historical monuments and a magnificent view of the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna. The most beautiful sights are situated in the old town along Corso Umberto, an area which is perfect for shopping and relaxing drinks. The town is also famous for the Teatro Antico di Taormina, an ancient Greco-Roman theater that still hosts performances today.
The best beaches around Taormina are Isola Bella, Mazzarò, and Giardini Naxos. Taormina is famous for its vivid nightlife as well. Around Taormina, you can find some of the best beach clubs, discos, bars, lounges, and restaurants on the island.
Noto is still a real insider tip, a quiet, idyllic town with many baroque buildings worth seeing. Before the small town advanced to the World Heritage of Humanity, Noto was largely unknown. Besides the beautiful Noto Cathedral, the many “Palazzi”, such as Palazzo Ducezio and Palazzo Sant’Alfano are worth visiting, especially if you like baroque architecture. Just outside the town, towards the sea, are the golden beaches of Noto. You can walk from “Marina” to the bay of “Calabernardo”, or south to visit the nature reserve of Vendicari with the African dunes, flamingos, and other migratory birds.
A seaside resort located on the southeast coast of Sicily. The city was one of the largest metropolises of the ancient world. The famous Plato planned to build his Republic of Philosophers in Syracuse. The island of Ortigia is the old town of Syracuse and certainly the most attractive part of the city. Here you can find beautiful restaurants and many shopping opportunities. Other must-sees in Syracuse are the Piazza del Duomo, and the port, which is located near the market, and an ideal place to discover Sicilian life scenes. The best sand beaches next to Syracuse are Fontane Bianche, Maddalena Peninsula, and Spiaggia di Gallina.
This place in the west of Sicily close to Palermo is still considered a real insider tip and is mainly visited by locals. The idyllic sand beaches around Scopello belong to the most beautiful, but also to the most deserted, beaches on the island. Scopello is a perfect place for recreation seekers and nature lovers, especially due to its green surroundings, and nature reserve area: Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. Scopello is a more quiet area compared to the other destinations mentioned. But if you want to enjoy a nice shopping trip or entertaining nightlife, you can drive to Palermo, which is only 70 km away from Scopello.
These are the gems of the amazing Sicily, worth enough to convince you to start planning your next summer holidays! The best way to visit these wonderful places and truly enjoy your vacation on the island is staying in a villa and appreciating all its comforts and privacy.
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