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A Dreamy Holiday in Sicily

Sicily

What is your idea of a dreamy vacation? Is it going on excursions in the mountains or exploring coastal towns? Perhaps, discovering hideaways on winding streets in medieval towns is your kind of trip? A dreamy holiday in the exotic island of Sicily can be made up of all this. You can have the most luxurious relaxation time in splendid villas in Sicily that you can easily find through online websites, then you can go around the island exploring quaint little seaside towns or climbing volcanos to peer into deep craters. If you are planning to go to Sicily, consider the following suggestions to achieve a dreamy holiday.

As the island is a popular summer destination, you will find that beach areas are stunningly beautiful. The place is brimming with gorgeous seaside areas where you can lounge on sandy beaches and soak up the sun. Giardini Naxos, with its lovely stretch of beach considered one of the most stunning in the whole of the island, with white sand and amazing views of Taormina. You can also explore Isola Bella, sunbathe on its beach or discover underwater treasures.

You can stroll around the lovely Taormina which is known for its ancient Greek Theater that is still used for modern plays today. From here, you can watch the bay and the imposing Mt. Etna in the distance. There are many sights worth visiting in the area and strolling around will while away an afternoon.

Don’t spend all your days on the beach as there’s more to Sicily than just a beautiful coastline. Head on to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento to see the remains of ancient Greek temples. After a day of sightseeing, you would surely want to chill and relax. You will find a lot of great restaurants and agriturismo for a taste of authentic Sicilian cuisine. Baglio Sicilia Antica will make you experience the best of Sicilian cuisine in the area. For a mix of Greek and Italian with seafood entrees, visit Ruga Reali.

For an adventure that is both thrilling and unique, a climb up to Mt. Etna to the main crater is ideal. With the help of professional guides, you will be brought up to the summit to peer down the craters as well as to enjoy the spectacular scenery below. In winter, the slopes of the volcano become a popular ski resort visited by winter sports enthusiasts from all over.

A day or two in Palermo will be a great way to either start or culminate your trip. There is so much to see in the capital city such as museums, historical buildings, archaeological sites, and a huge diversity of shops. It is also a culinary heaven where you can have a taste of different Sicilian dishes. Try sfincione, pasta con le sarde, pasta alla Norma, caponata, gelato, cassata, cannoli, and the wide assortment of pastries. You will be in food heaven!

If you’ve got time to spare, go on a boat trip around the Aeolian Islands! Enjoy the black sand beach of Stromboli or hike up the volcano. You can go shopping in Panarea, snorkel in the waters around the islands and be amazed by the Sciara del Fuoco once night sets in.

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