A side of Italy that few consider visiting and even fewer are lucky to experience, with layer upon layer of culture and history woven together to create a tapestry of delicious food, impressive architecture and unmatched natural beauty.


STAY in a place that allows you to immerse yourself in the richness of one of Sicily’s many distinctive areas, like the charming B&B Antiche Volte in Catania or Casale la Macina near Castellammare del Golfo.

DO rent a car and explore different parts of the island based on your interest, whether it be marveling at the impressive ancient Greek ruins at the Valley of the Temples near Agrigento or relaxing at one of the dramatic beaches in the Zingaro Nature Reserve.

EAT regional specialties like pasta alla norma in Catania and pasta con le sarde in Palermo, and of course all of Sicily’s delicious sweets – cannoli, granita, gelato and more!

DISCOVER Sicily’s wealth of natural wonders, from the crystal blue waters and rugged coastlines surrounding the Egadi Islands to the once-in-a-lifetime experience of climbing to the summit of Europe’s largest active volcano Mount Etna.

Read more in my Guide to Visiting Sicily.


Unwinding on Sicily’s Egadi Islands
A Day Among the Clouds in Erice
Hiking at Zingaro Nature Reserve in Sicily
EATS: Sicily – Vol. 2
Visiting the Valley of the Temples in Sicily
EATS: Sicily – Vol. 1

Taormina in 8 Hours
Hiking Sicily’s Mount Etna