The Covid-19 pandemic brought fear, confinements, and pressure from the government to ‘staycation’. It seemed like the logical thing to do. But, as the world appears to move past confinements it’s time to think about your next vacation. That means, checking if your passport is valid and choosing a destination.
Sicily may not be the first destination that comes to mind. But, it should be!
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Sicily is far enough away from the UK that you can enjoy warmer climates, tropical beaches, and a host of other delights. But, it is also close enough that the flight is short. That’s beneficial if you have young children you want to take with you.
More importantly, with the backdrop of confinements and cancelled flights, Sicily remains close enough that you can find a way home if disaster does hit.
In short, it is the perfect balance and a stunning destination.
The Accommodation is Stunning
You can opt to book a package holiday and stay in an apartment complex, probably with a pool. However, as with many destinations, you can also find some fantastic offers on local accommodation. Simply take a look at these Sicily villas for rent on Dicasainsicilia.com. You can choose your preferred location, have every feature you can dream of, and enjoy your own space. Best of all, renting a villa isn’t as expensive as you think.
The Island Offers Something for Everyone
Of course, a stunning villa ensures you have somewhere to relax after a hard day exploring the island. That’s one of the most surprising and impressive things about this island. It really does have something for everyone.
1. Beach lovers
Sicily has some of the best beaches in the world. Golden sands meet turquoise seas. The water is warm, the sun is hot, and you can even see an array of colourful fish. Of course, you can also indulge in an array of water sports. It’s hard not to enjoy the beaches here. Try Letojanni or Spiaggia di Cala Rossa.
2. Cultural buffs
Sicily has been a strategically important island for many years. Because of this, there are traces of many old civilisations, including the Romans and even the Ancient Greeks. You can check out some of the remains of these cultures that are still standing.
In fact, some of them are the best examples of architecture in the world. Try visiting the Valley of the Temples where you’ll find temples built by the ancient Greeks. In fact, this valley was home to one of the largest cities in the western world as long ago as the 5th century BC.
You should also check out the Roman mosaics in Villa Romana del Casale, there are UNESCO listed and some of the best in the world.
3. Fitness fanatics
If you prefer to be active then you can try the watersports. Or, head inland and hike up Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. It’s challenging and rewarding.
Don’t worry, there are plenty of great shops, bars, and restaurants to sample. This really is a holiday for everyone.