Good weather, stunning seascapes and warm people make Sicily the perfect destination for a pleasant and relaxing vacation. Throughout the island, there are many paradisiacal places, but with this little guide you will surely choose among the best places to stay in Sicily.
Choose the place that best suits your ideal vacation and enjoy your stay!
1. Surrounded by nature in Cefalù
Nature lovers prepare to take a trip through the best landscapes in history. If you want to enjoy the wonders of the sea and the mountains, one of the best places to stay in Sicily is Cefalù.
This small seaside town is about 10 miles from Madonie Park, where you can go hiking or bird watching, amid the reserve’s lush trails. Bathe among the stacks of the Bay of Cefalù, just below the promontory of La Rocca, or enjoy the naturist beach enclosed in the gorges of Tiberio, near San Mauro Castelverde.
2. Enjoy art in Syracuse
If you are interested in history and art, the best places to stay in Sicily are around Syracuse. The whole area has many Greek archaeological sites and many examples of Baroque buildings. Take a walk through the ancient amphitheater of Syracuse and visit the Cathedral of Noto, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and take a photo of the famous ‘Orecchio di Dioniso’ (Dionysus’s ear) in Ortigia.
If you love chocolate, don’t miss Modica, near the southernmost point of the island. You will enjoy art while tasting some of the best chocolates in Italy.
3. A delicious trip to Palermo
Sicily is really famous also for its tasty culinary art. You can have a really delicious dining experience all over the island, but probably one of the best places to stay in Sicily, where you can try various types of street food, is Palermo. Try panelle, crocché, stigghiola, milza and arancine, and don’t forget to also have a sweet cannolo with ricotta cheese and chocolate before leaving.
Let the charm of street food attract you or choose one of the various food and wine tours organized by many associations that work for the promotion of local products and traditional cuisine. Try to spend a day in an authentic Sicilian atmosphere, surrounded by warm people during one of the various festivals.