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Things to do in Sicily

With its wealth of history, you won't be short of things to do in Sicily when you visit. Every town houses unique relics from the past that tell stories from the learnings of Archimedes to Homer's Odyssey. Some must-see attractions include the valley of the temples in Agrigento, the oldest mosaic tiles in the world in Morgantina and the ruins in Siracusa, Segesta, Erice and Taormina.

Nothing says adventure quite like hiking a volcano and with a number of volcanoes to choose from including Mount Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano you won't be left wondering what to do next in Sicily. You can even take a thermal bath at Vulcano.

For beach dwellers, the Spiaggia Valle i Muria, Mondello Lido and the San Vito Lo Capo are just a few places to sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine. Thanks to its rugged coastline, Sicily also hosts some hidden spots for cliff diving. Other things to do in Italy include visiting the markets, like La Pescheria, walking the 142 ceramic steps at Caltagirone and experiencing the Baroque architecture at Ragusa. With so many things to see and do you will never be left wondering what to do in Sicily.

  • Antica Dolceria Bonajuto

    When the Spanish brought chocolate to Sicily in 1500s, they also brought Aztec preparation methods that still flourish on the island, especially at... More
  • Babilonia Italian Language School

    The Sicily-based school doesn’t teach much dialect, but there are plenty of ways to absorb local culture in the sun-soaked, seaside town of Taormin... More
  • Case Vecchie di Regaleali

    Fabrizia Lanza teaches at a 19th-century country house with four rustic rooms. You'll learn to make a sweet cassata, a traditional sponge-cake dess... More
  • Castelvetrano

    Cooking classes are offered at the private estate of Gabriella Becchina, where the robust olio verde is produced. More
  • COS Winery

    While waiting for graduate school to begin in 1980, Giambattista Cilia’s father gave him and two friends a few tons of nero d’avola grapes for wine... More
  • Dispensa

    Located in the countryside of southwest Sicilily, this Menfi winery is the largest of the Planeta family’s six. Approximately 300 acres of vineyard... More
  • Ettore & Infersa

    Local artist Daniela Neri sells jewelry made from native sea salt, resin, and coral. More
  • Gruppo Guide Alpine Etna Sud

    Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, still belches up ash and lava. Gruppo Guide Alpine Etna Sud covers the easier-to-access southern slope ... More
  • La Vucciria

    Markets don't get more pungent and raucous than Palermo's labyrinth of narrow passageways piled with produce. Feisty matrons haggle with vendors in... More
  • Le Cremolose

    Gelato aficionados can find some of Sicily’s most popular in a small kiosk outside the Giadini Inglese in Piazza Gentili. Everything is created wit... More
  • Planeta

    Visitors to the Planeta Winery in Menfi do not just come for the wide range of classic Sicilian vintages like grecanico, moscato di noto, and frapp... More
  • Teatro Massimo

    As the country's largest theater, the neo-classical Teatro Massimo has loomed large in the opera, ballet, and classical music scene since opening i... More

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