areas in sicily

augusta-lighthouse

Augusta is in a strategic position, only a 10 minute drive to the charming fishing village of Brucoli and 30 minutes from Siracusa. The Nature Reserve of Vendicari is one hour away.

Etna view from Brucoli Syracuse

Brucoli is set within a natural bay protected from winds and currents making it a favourite mooring for motorboats and sailing boats. It  is a small friendly fishing village where boat owners and visitors head to for “granita”, newspapers, aperitifs and dinner.

Town view on Cefalù - Palermo - Sicily

Cefalu is famed for being one of the two most popular tourist attraction in Sicily. Its seafront promenade is fringed by one of Sicily’s most beautiful sandy beaches on one side and wide choice of restaurants, bars and hotels on the other.

Catania view from Etna volcano

Giarre sits conveniently between Mount Etna, Catania and Taormina. It is a busy city.  Its bustling port of Riposto with its Marina and a small town-centre laced with restaurants, bars and a characteristic fish market hosts motorboats and and sailing boats.

Trekking path on Milo Catania

About 25 km North of Catania lies the province of Milo, distinguished by its chestnut and pine wood forest as well as a surge in the development of Agrotourism in more recent years….

City of Modica - Sicily

Tucked away in one of the most southern parts of Sicily, is this friendly steeply stacked medieval town with its spectacular Baroque cathedral.

niscemi countryside

Packed with gems of architecture and natural scenery of immeasurable beauty, not to mention authentic Italian wine, this tiny place is a definite “treasure “of Sicily.

Beautiful church in Noto

Noto is the capital of Baroque architecture in Sicily and one of the most beautiful sites protected by UNESCO. When the Cathedral collapsed in 1996, Noto gained its popularity.

Ortigia Syracuse

Siracusa is strategically positioned about one hour from Catania, ideal as a base to visit the south-east of the island. It has that wonderful blend of history, seafront promenades, alleys brimming with baroque buildings interlacing crumbling decadence with tasteful re-birth.

Piedimonte circumetnea

Packed with gems of architecture and natural scenery of immeasurable beauty, not to mention authentic Italian wine, this tiny place is a definite “treasure “of Sicily.

The beach “Pineta of Gelsomineto” is situated just  2 km from Fontane Bianche and 5 km from Avola in the Municipility of Avola. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the south east coast Sicily. A yet unspoiled hidden gem with a clean crystalline sea and fine white sand, it is so called because a species of jasmine grows amongst the Pine Forest that is located directly on the edge of the beach.

Polizzi Generosa Palermo Sicily

Behind the more well-known beaches of Cefalù, stands the imposing mountain chain of the Madonie with some of the highest peaks in Sicily, after Mount Etna. Snow tipped between December and February it even offers a small ski resort on Pizzo Carbonara and Piano Battaglia 1,979 metres high.

The sea of Salina Island

The seven Aeolian Islands are of volcanic formation and they rise from the Tyrrhenian sea. Their history dates back thousands of years and is rich with mythological legends. Vulcano, Lipari and Salina are the largest islands. Filicudi and Alicudi are the smallest ones with Panarea.

Aerial view of San Vito Lo Capo

The small town of San Vito Lo Capo rests in a valley between some spectacular mountains and hosts a beautiful beach, popular with local holidaymakers. The centre of San Vito Lo Capo has many eateries for the beachgoers. One of the specialities are bread rolls with a chick pea flower croquette “Pane e panelle” and is typical street food of the area. San Vito Lo Capo holds three main events throughout the summer.

Scordia - Catania

Scordia is an ancient village set in the countryside just outside Scordia in agricultural land, woods and nature reserves. The best Sicilian red oranges come from this area. It is ideally located, slightly inland with an inexhaustible wide range of places to visit.

Ancient Theatre of Taormina

If you are looking for a bit of a summer buzz surrounded by breathtaking scenery, then Taormina is just the place for you!
About an hour’s drive from the large eastern coastal city of Catania in Sicily, Taormina is perched high at 204 meters on the beautiful Monte Tauro, offering mesmerizing views of the Mediterranean Sea and Mt. Etna volcano.

Beautifull sea of Vendicari Sicily

On the southeastern coast, halfway between Noto and Marzamemi, you will find long golden beaches and the breathtaking landscapes of Vendicari’s Nature Reserve.