Sicily

WHY VISIT SICILY?

In Sicily, Italy feels more authentic. You’ll likely fly into the bustling Palermo to the north or Catania to the East. Sicily is about the size of Massachusetts and is known for it’s rich history, it’s active volcano and beautiful coastline.  If you seek history, don’t miss it Siracusa (full of Greek and Roman architecture), and Agrigento (the Valley of the Temples). If you prefer beaches, check out around Trapani  to the North West, (including San Vito lo Capo the Egadian islands), Cefalù and the Aeolian Islands. If you want to hike, there’s good options throughout Sicily but the most popular is Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano and the various hikes on the Aeolian Islands.

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WHERE TO STAY IN SICILY?

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Grand Hotel Timeo ($$$$$) Refined rooms with Turkish baths and spectacular views of Mount Etna.

Monaci delle Terre Nere ($$$) Tasty bites and tasteful rooms at this farm stay near Mt. Etna.

Algila Ortiga Charme ($$$) Seaside hotel in the heart of Syracuse.

B&B Triskeles ($$) Marvel at the many antiques, beautiful view of Agrigento and the sea at this charming place.

Azienda Agricola Mandranova ($$) A short drive to Argiento, there’s so much to love about Mandranova’s beautifully renovated rooms in what had once been in an old train station and winery – now part of a working olive oil farm.

Nesea B&B ($$) Simple, modern and tastefully decorated rooms are a steal  in San Vito lo Capo.

Palco ($$) Enjoy an organic breakfast and modern décor in this reasonably priced B&B in central Palermo.

Butera 28 ($) Restored palace in the heart of Palermo run by the Duchess of Parma; the apartments are basic but still grand.

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WHERE TO EAT IN SICILY?

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Angalarruni ($$$) Traditional and hearty fare.

Vittorio ($$$) White tablecloths and chic seafood near the beach.

WHERE TO GO AT NIGHT IN SICILY?

Daiquiri Lounge ($$$) Tucked away on steps overlooking a piazza, strong drinks and perfect people watching.

Morgana ($$) Sicily’s see and be seen spot. Chic decor and hip bartenders.

BEST INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS FOR SICILY?

Foods of Sicily @sicilyinfood

Be inspired @ig_sicilians

Hashtag for Sicily #igsicily

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HOW TO GET TO SICILY?

Although there are trains from Rome and ferries from Naples, flying is the easiest way to get to Sicily. Palermo is the biggest airport, but you could consider flying out of Catania but rental cars usually charge extra for returning to a different location.

HOW TO GET AROUND SICILY?

Renting a car is the easiest way to get around, but beware that Sicilian’s are known as some of the craziest drivers in Italy!  If you don’t want to rent a car, you could also rely on taxis, like Amanda [link] chose to do.  Finally, there are trains and busses, but they are more unreliable than the rest of Italy, and you have to do your research and assume there will be delays.  If you want to rely on public transportation, as potential accommodation options how easy it is to get to them by busy/train.