Try the Food
Sicily is famous for it’s street food and there are plenty of delicacies to try as you make you’re way around the island – try arancini (deep-fried rice balls filled with mozzarella and ragù), pasta alla Norma (macaroni pasta with aubergines, tomatoes and grated ricotta), cannoli (an iconic Sicilian pastry of tube-shaped shells filled with sweet ricotta), caponata (a vegetarian feast of aubergines, tomatoes and capers) and pistachios, which grow on the slopes of Mount Etna.
Valley of the Temples
One of the most famous historical sites in Sicily, the Valley of the Temples showcase ancient Greek architecture with a series of well-preserved temples and monuments.
The imposing silhouette of Europe’s most active volcano dominates the skyline of Eastern Sicily and often puts on displays of lava, which can be enjoyed from the safety of a terrace in Taormina whilst enjoying an evening aperitivo. However, we’d recommend getting up close on a guided excursion where you can ascend to the summit by vehicle and foot and be rewarded with stunning views of Sicily’s coastline.
For those who have time, a visit to the Aeolian Islands is a must-do. These seven islands feel a world away from Sicily, yet can be reached in under an hour by ferry. Head to Vulcano for the therapeutic mud baths, Lipari for the bustling harbour and seafood restaurants or Salina for the green mountain landscapes.