Sicily is the largest island in the centre of the Mediterranean with approximately 5,000,000 inhabitants. A bridge between Europe and Africa and a platform between the eastern and the western Mediterranean, at one time it was considered the centre of the world. Greeks gave Sicily and southern Italy the name Magna Grecia which indicates the importance of this island. Sicily is home to a number of popular attractions including the fascinating historical and cultural city of Palermo, the famous volcano Mount Etna, also the highest peak in Sicily, and a number of surrounding islands and attractions that make Sicily a must-see in any holiday to Italy.
A seaside Italian holiday destination renowned for its culture, art, archipelagos and beaches, Sicily is home to a wide range of accommodation options designed to make the most of the wonderful regions of this island. Offering accommodation ranging from luxury hotels and resorts to apartment-style accommodation and even charming bed and breakfasts, Sicily is a lovely place to relax and explore the traditions of this welcoming culture by the crystal clear sea under the warm Italian sun. Accommodation options are also conveniently located close to the city centre, public transport and major tourist attractions. Book Sicily Accommodation
Sicily is home to two coastal airports located in Palermo and Catania. Palermo Airport is 31km from the city and features bus services into the city centre while the Catania Airport is just 5km from the city centre, also offering regular bus services. If you are travelling to Sicily from southern Italy, a train-ferry will take you from Calabria to Messina where you can then continue on to any of the coastal cities. There are also private bus services that make scheduled trips between Sicily's cities however taxis are also available if you prefer to travel this way. Getting around Sicily
Palermo is Sicily's main city and offers a fusion of lifestyle, culture, art and architecture as well as street markets and high end fashion. Quattor Canti is located in the old city centre and features royal palaces, baroque churches and amazing mosaics you simply must see. No trip to Sicily would be complete without visiting the small hill town of Monreale, home to a cathedral featuring one of the most amazing medieval mosaics in Italy. Siracusa, Taormina, Mount Etna, Agrigento, Valle dei Templi and Museo Nazionale Archeologico are also popular areas to visit. More information for Sicily Attractions.
Sicily is Italy's biggest region and the Mediterranean's largest island. Sicily has more than 965km of coastline. Sicily is home to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and also Sicily's highest peak. Politically Sicily part of the Italian republic, however the city does enjoy a semi-autonomous position in regards to its own parliament with its own president. Of all the Italian cuisines, Sicilian is one of the most traditional but also exotic. The food is slightly spicier than that found in the north and there is also far more fish incorporated into the Sicilian diet.