Sicilia Travel Guide

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    Piazza del Duomo
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    Tempio di Apollo
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    In Trapani's lovely Old Town
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Sicilia Highlights

  • Pro
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    deecat says…

     Great climate, varied sites, wonderful history 

  • Con
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    iandsmith says…

     Pollution, driving. 

  • In a nutshell
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     To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything" from Journey to Italy (Goethe) 

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Palermo

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461,1121,202

Taormina

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246,654,125

Catania

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262,549,176

Siracusa

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253,874,139

Trapani

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58,131,66

Agrigento

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139,296,71

Messina

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92,205,29

Cefalú

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65,206,46

Giardini Naxos

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26,70,36

San Vito lo Capo

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17,29,35

Erice

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21,73,15

Isola Favignana

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19,24,0

Isola Stromboli

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26,90,7

Balestrate

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14,38,5

Parco dell'Etna

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16,57,0

Noto

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23,198,26

Monreale

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52,117,5

Isola Lipari

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13,43,0

Enna

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14,40,4

Isola Vulcano

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17,43,15

Ragusa

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15,26,46

Mondello

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10,52,0

Piazza Armerina

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25,169,14

Castelmola

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10,24,2

Isola di Pantelleria

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16,40,1

Isola Panarea

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13,42,0

Lipari

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5,11,35

Milazzo

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9,21,14

Scopello Castellammare Del Golfo

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13,33,0

Isola di Lampedusa

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10,226,0

Cinisi

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0,3,3

Selinunte

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26,69,5

Segesta

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14,51,1

Caltagirone

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4,65,9

Acireale

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12,25,20

Modica

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12,51,22

Marsala

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7,24,29

Randazzo

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6,13,6

Isola Salina

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9,27,0

Isola di Linosa

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0,3,0

Sciacca

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4,15,27

Marzamemi

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0,11,0

Castelbuono

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1,11,5

Aci Castello

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3,4,6

Isola di Ustica

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5,6,1

Campobello di Licata

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3,8,1

Palermo

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Taormina

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  • Look up!

    Taormina Things to Do

    There is more to Taormina than what you can see at street level. Look up and there are lots of very pretty balconies to see, often decorated with flowers, or the majolica pots shaped like heads, which are a local speciality.

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  • Hotel Villa Fabbiano

    Taormina Hotels

    Just finished a wonderful stay at the Villa Fabiano in Taormina. The staff at this small, classy,...

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  • Odeon

    Taormina Things to Do

    The Odeon is a small Roman theatre, dating from the first century AD. It was discovered in 1892.Part of the site is covered by the church of St Catarina, but the visible part of the ruins can be visited free of charge. The site is open from 9.00 a.m. until sunset.

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Catania

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  • Mount Etna

    Catania Things to Do

    There are various trips you can do with Mt Etna, from taking a train around the base of the volcano to actually trekking to the very rim, encased in steam & sulphur. Guide took about 10 of us up, cost $55 euro each. Very informative, appeared to be multi lingual, funny - overall entertaining, also safe. Approx time for tour was about 5...

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  • Liberty Hotel

    Catania Hotels

    Catania is a rough city in Sicily and the Liberty Hotel is in a bad area of the city. I tried to...

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  • Grandma's kitchen!!

    Catania Restaurants

    It's the real Grandma Catanese's taste!! If you order a fresh pasta (sorry, I don't remember the name of the dish, but you can just ask), you can eat the very home made pasta.La nonna (nonna means grandma in Italian) starts to make pasta when she get an order. So you have to wait loooong time. While waiting, you can enjoy wine and appetizer, and...

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Siracusa

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  • ZTL Ortigia, Siracusa

    Siracusa Transportation

    Zona Traffico Limitato :There are cameras sited around Ortigia to take photographs of vehicles inside the limited zone without permission from the Polizia Municipale or having a resident pass. If driving your own or a hired vehicle the registration number will be traced and the driver issued with a fine.There used to be a map showing the zones, I...

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  • Domus Mariae Benessere

    Siracusa Hotels

    I have not stayed at this hotel but I live nearby. I am choosing to highlight Siracusa hotels with...

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  • Wednesday Huge Market in Siracusa

    Siracusa Things to Do

    Every Wednesday morning, just once a week, nice and busy like it should beLarge section selling fruit, vegetables, local produce inc dairy produce and meats and fish and eggs.Stalls selling clothes for all members of the family of every quality; some high quality and expensive and some not; lost count of how many stalls selling beautiful baby...

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Trapani

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Agrigento

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Messina

See all 92 Messina Tips
  • TAXI TOUR OF MESSINA/TAORMINA

    Messina Transportation

    Taxis are not a bad way to go from one site to another within an hour's drive. Messina, Sicily is the port city where a lot of cruise ships dock and cruise tours do cost an arm and a leg, per person. Try a local taxi instead. A taxi will charge you per taxi, not per person, and will even tell you how much more for a little tour on the way to where...

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  • Scilla e Cariddi B&B

    Messina Hotels

    I have not been a guest here, but comments from people I know are positive. I visited the place...

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  • TRAIN TO TAORMINA

    Messina Transportation

    We wanted to go to Taormina, but how. Well, there were quite a few choices.....Taxi.....very expensiveBus....Quite reasonable, but many stops on the wayTrain...Which is what we decided on and took.We walked from the Cruise terminal to the Train Station at Piazza Della Republica. We went to the ticket office and bought return ticket's, then just had...

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Cefalú

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  • Great Seafood

    Cefalú Restaurants

    Two Large restaurants about 5 stores apart. Great decor with wood oven for pizzas. The large menu and portions makes swapping and sampling between guests ideal. The set dishes are great: 4 - 5 courses for 20 - 35 Euros. We shared the different ones to get a great selection of different Sicilian dishes. Those that ordered the Swordfish Spada were...

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  • Cefalu Sea Palace

    Cefalú Hotels

    Cefalu Sea Palace is quite a new hotel with gleaming, snazzy interior decor and balconies...

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  • Take a Close Look At Some Ancient Ovens

    Cefalú Off The Beaten Path

    When you climb to the top of LaRoca you will pass some very well preserved stone ovens. This same type of oven is still used all over southern Italy to make those excellent pizzas.The flattened dome shape of these ovens are specifically designed to cook food by focusing the heat onto the food placed on the floor of the oven. Like a lens focusing...

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Giardini Naxos

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  • Archaeological Park

    Giardini Naxos Things to Do

    This is the site of first Greek settlement in Sicily. There is a small museum and a larger park area where excavations have taken place. Unfortunately the information panels in the museum are only in Italian, and some of the information boards are rather tatty and faded, so if your Italian isn't that good, bring a good guidebook (or a smartphone...

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  • Arathena Rocks Hotel

    Giardini Naxos Hotels

    A nice 3-stars hotel immediately by the sea. The Hotel offers a nice seawater-pool and direct access...

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  • Best presentation of bill, ever!

    Giardini Naxos Restaurants

    We walked back along the seafront from the archaeological park towards the railway station checking out various restaurants and ended up in this one. It was a good choice. The menu that had enticed us in was interesting, but we ended up choosing from the specials board. My husband had 'Polpettine di Seppia e Mandorle’ (cuttlefish balls with...

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San Vito lo Capo

Erice

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  • Not bad as it looks

    Erice Restaurants

    It is at the foot of Erice town which is just across the cable car station. We were hungry after a long walk in Erich Old Town and found this restaurant before the cable car ride. It seemed an ordinary touristic restaurant but it was not bad. The Italian food was good and the service was quick. Pizza, salad and other Italian local dishes

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  • Hotel San Domenico

    Erice Hotels

    Via Tommaso Guarrasi 26, Erice, 91016, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Peaceful, well furnished, very good food

    Erice Restaurants

    All plates we tasted were greatly prepared, based on local recipes well known and correctedly interpreted. No excess, not any unjustified luxury. Fresh ingredients and really cooked food. Good bread and good oil. Wines...good choice of good quality. The three of us had several different dishes and we appreciated all of them.

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Isola Favignana

  • Snack at Rosticceria Calabro Giovanni, ...

    Isola Favignana Things to Do

    This Gastronomie has a nice choice of ready meals to take away! Grab your snack where all the local eat! This small place offers a variety of wholesome food that will delight any palate.

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  • To Favignana from Trapani

    Isola Favignana Transportation

    Ferries leave from Trapani to the Egadi Islands regularly they mostly travel to Favignana, Levanzo and back to Trapani. The ferry to Marettimo is less often. Look into current prices and travel info at these web sites.http://www.tirrenia.it/http://www.siremar.it/Hydrofoils are more expensive than the slower ferries that take cars but they run more...

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  • Hire a boat and visit Carla Rossa

    Isola Favignana Things to Do

    Carla Rossa is a bay on the island of Favignana. It is very well known and very popular not only with the locals on the island but day-trippers from Marsala and Trapani. There is nothing there except blue water and dramatic cliffs. You can access the bay from land but why would you, as it involves a hot and dusty drive with a great swim at the end...

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Isola Stromboli

Balestrate

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  • They're simply the best

    Balestrate Shopping

    According to my humble opinion this is by far the best and friendly greengrocer from Balestrate! They always have fresh, beautiful and tasty fruit and vegetables, fresh bottles with water, good but cheap wines and friendly faces. The two owners will help you carry your bags to the car and since they speak good German and a little bit of English,...

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  • Marina Holiday Resort & Spa

    Balestrate Hotels

    Via del Mare, Balestrate, 90041, Italy

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Traveling to Balestrate with your pet

    Balestrate Transportation

    If you'd like to bring your pet on your holiday, please consider the following: Before you leave:Your pet needs a (European) passport, which is provided by your Vet. He or she can also tell you which vaccinations your pet needs. Your dog, for instance, has to be vaccinated against rabies. In addition, an identification chip or tattoo is...

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Parco dell'Etna

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