Sicily Travel Guide
Sandwiched between Italy and North Africa and with a long list of historical invasions having left a unique thumbprint on the island, is Sicily – a cultural melting pot if ever there was one.With it’s rugged mountains and lush carpeted hillsides, Sicily has been described as a geological Garden of Eden. The most famous tourist resort of this green and luscious island is Taormina. Perched on top of a mountain with spectacular views of brooding Mount Etna, lively Taormina boasts a wide range of excellent restaurants, hotels, discos, lidos and beautiful sandy and shingle beaches. Not satisfied with a large helping of natural splendour, the resort also has lashings of culture including a 3rd century B.C. Greek theatre, rebuilt by the Romans, the ruins of the Odeon (for musical shows), and the 15th Palazzo Corvaia. The stunning views and the classical architecture gives just a small insight into why this island was once called the ‘Land of Miracles’.
One of the other most popular Sicilian resorts is Giardini Naxos, located at the base of a steep hillside and overflowing with bouganvillea. Giardini Naxos is renowned for it’s beautiful sandy well-kept beaches, lined with stylish hotels and restaurants. There are plenty of opportunities to indulge in some water sports such as diving, snorkelling and water skiing, and even to take in the breathtaking views from the top of the overlooking hill. Sicily is a deeply beautiful island, blessed both naturally and culturally. A definite must see at least once in a lifetime.
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