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.

Read more about the culture and history of Sicily...


  • Panarea, one of the Aeolian Islands, is an exclusive retreat, (photo by Neil Buchan-Grant)

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


The Food

Sicilian cuisine – including sweet desserts and fabulous street food, and the seductive way of life.  

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