Sicily travel guide
The island of Sicily, set off the toe of Italy in the Mediterranean, seems in many ways to be a country apart. Once the centre of the known world, it has the finest array of classical and Moorish sites in Italy.
In Sicily all periods are petrified for posterity, from Greek to Roman and Arab-Norman.
- In Agrigento's Valley of the Temples are ancient ruins as fine as any found in Greece,
- Sicilian baroque dominates in Noto, Ragusa, Catania and Acireale, with their churches and palaces in sumptuously theatrical style.
- Monreale Cathedral outside Palermo is the glittering apogee of Arab-Norman art.
The wild scenery
The vibrant cities such as
Sicilian cuisine – including sweet desserts and fabulous street food, and the seductive way of life.