SICILY EMPTY COASTS, OLIVE GROVES & OLD-WORLD CHARM
National Geographic Traveller (UK)|June 2021
Sicily is one of Italy’s best-loved destinations, with serious class and timeless appeal. Choose between two sumptuous hotels on opposite sides of the island — both ideal bases from which to explore

Synonymous with mouth-watering cuisine, spellbinding opera and ancient architecture, Sicily is one of Italy’s best-loved destinations. Its most famous attraction, Mount Etna, is the tallest active volcano in Europe and is best explored with a cable-car ride and guided walk to the summit. Any Sicilian jaunt should also include a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Valley of the Temples, which offers a window into ancient Greek civilisation, and Syracuse, once the largest city in the ancient world. Then there’s Palermo, a city so packed with history and heritage it’s worth taking a week just to explore its baroque facades, lavish palazzos and busy markets.

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