Published on August 1, 2011 | by Andrea Guerriero0
The not to be missed in Sicily. 5 things to do in Trinacria
Sicily, a beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea, awaits you all year round, for the sea in summer, for hiking and visits to cities of art in the autumn, for outdoor excursions in the many nature reserves in the spring, for wellness and relaxing walks in the mountains in winter. Not to mention the numerous festivals and events, both religious and non- religious: whatever the occasion, in Sicily it’s always time to celebrate!
Maybe a little lost, somehow neglected, a bit wild, as it is for many of the southern lands in the world, but Sicily remains the largest region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and hides many beauties, so much so that a life-time would not be enough to see them all. That’s why we are suggesting a list of things to do in Sicily, so that those who don’t know where to start from won’t miss the best and those who believe they will get bored, will be able to change their mind.
Don’t miss the major historic and archaeological sites. Sicily is steeped in ancient history and has several monuments and ruins worth visiting. The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, the Greek amphitheater in Taormina, the beautiful archaeological sites in Syracuse. Also check out the Catacombs of the Capuchins in Palermo and the Necropolis of Pantalica.
The Natural Parks. In Sicily there are as many as 3 regional parks or areas of natural and geological interest, which the Region is intended to protect: the Park of Etna (Catania), the Nebrodi Park (Ragusa and Modica) and the Madonie Park (Palermo). It is worth mentioning also the Vendicari Reserve, in the southeast section of Sicily, perfect For Those seeking solitude or quiet in a pristine natural environment.
Sea, of course. Three seas surround Sicily: the Tyrrhenian, the Ionian and the Mediterranean. Experience all three, with their multitude of different beaches, coves, bays and turquoise waters. For your sea holidays, in the order of the mentioned seas, choose Mondello, Taormina or Noto, and Agrigento. Sicily is also surrounded by several smaller islands, many of which are of volcanic origin, including: the Aeolian Islands, the Egadi – with Favignana, Pantelleria, the Pelagie Islands and the renowned Lampedusa.
Go scuba diving in the waters off the Aeolian Islands. Among these, one can find the Stromboli island, which boasts the presence of a small active volcano. In Syracuse you will enjoy the Marine Reserve of Plemmirio, with wonderful sea beds for diving enthusiasts.
Taste ALL of the typical dishes from the local cuisine. The Must-Eat Treats in Sicily are: Cassata Siciliana, Arancini, cannoli stuffed with ricotta cheese, local cheese and cold cuts. Great importance is given to the production of grapes, from which wines of international prestige are made, such as the Nero d’Avola and the sweet wines Moscato, Marsala and Malvasia.
The natural and cultural resources of Sicily make it a popular destination for many tourists from all over the world; the wide range of accommodation in Sicily as hotels, agriturismo, resorts with pool, rental apartments and residences, is able to satisfy all types of needs. What are you waiting for?
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