Sicily is a rich tapestry of art and history. It is home to every great Mediterranean civilization. It is definitely one destination that you need to visit! With its deep blue skies and lush vegetation, your trip can be filled with walking through orange groves, swimming around the majestic ruins, or skiing down a snow-muffled volcano. There are unforgettable and breathtaking sites to see in Sicily, so check out these amazing reasons to book your next trip!
1. Mount Etna:
The largest and highest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna is one of the world’s major active volcanoes. The cone of the crater rises to more than 10,000 feet above sea level. Etna has erupted a dozen times in the past 20 or so years. While visiting, you can walk up and down the giant lava dunes and wander over its moonlike surface of dead craters. It is most definitely a sight to see, so don’t forget your camera.
2. Taormina Mare:
Below the main city of Taormina is Taormina Mare, where summertime beachgoers flock for a space to lounge on the pebble beach against the scenic backdrop of the island of Isolabella. When the weather is warm, the views are amazing and the water is great.
This church used to be Norman in 1182, then Catalan Gothic in the 14th to 15th century, then fitted out with a Baroque and Neoclassical interior in the 18th century. Its turrets, towers, dome and arches come together wonderfully, and the back of the apse is decorated with interlacing Arab arches inlaid with limestone and black volcanic tufa.
4. Piazza del Duomo:
Located in the heart of Ortygia, this square is one of Italy’s most beautiful piazzas. Its large space is lined with Sicilian Baroque treasures and outdoor cafés. You can check out guided tours of the underground tunnels, or just explore the square yourself.
5. Fonte Aretusa:
The Fountain of Arethusa, sits next to the sea, is a freshwater spring studded with Egyptian papyrus that is natural. This is explained by a Greek legend that tells how the nymph Arethusa was changed into a fountain by the goddess Artemis when she tried to escape the advances of the river god Alpheus. She fled from Greece, into the sea, with Alpheus in close pursuit, and emerged in Sicily at this spring. It’s said if you throw a cup into the Alpheus River in Greece it will emerge here at this fountain. If you want to stand right by the fountain, you need to gain admission through the aquarium; otherwise look down on it from Largo Aretusa.