WHY VISIT SICILY?
Sicily presents different faces depending on which way you look. Watch the town and you will see the glittering Cappella Palatina in Palermo. Turn to the coastline and you can watch the outlying volcanic island of Stromboli erupting every eight minutes.
Visit the Italian religious character in the figure of Christ at Cefalu’ cathedral and immerse yourself in history amongst an acre of Roman mosaics at Piazza Armerina. Experience the poetic solitude of the temple of Segesta and the dreamlike panorama of the Aeolian Islands rising from the sea.
After a few days of culture, take in the other benefits of Island life by simply relaxing on the sparkling coast but f you need a little more action, there are plenty of activities and water sports to whet your appetite too.
Speaking of appetite, you simply cannot go past the amazing cuisine that Italians are quite possibly most famous for!
THINGS TO DO IN SICILY
The baroque architecture of Catania stands out as a place to drink sophisticated coffee in a street café. The buildings themselves are part of the landscape, made out of the lava that poured out of Mount Etna when it erupted in 1669.
Etna is Europe’s biggest volcano, dominating Sicily, and still shooting out lava. You can take a cable car part of the way up, then hike the rest of the way to one of her craters. You can also take a boat over to Stromboli, with its permanently active volcano. One half of the island is green, the other black, due to the eruptions. Lava bursts out every 20 minutes or so, preceded by booming gas explosions, so it’s quite a show. You can climb close enough for excellent views.
OR, for something more refined, pick up some chic Italian designs in the shopping streets of Taormina where the boutiques will be happy to show you garments straight from the catwalks, expensive jewellery and special antiques that you can show off to your friends when you get home.
Try diving in Sicily; we work with fully licensed Dive Centres for both teaching Scuba and operating Dive boats: Cetaria in Scopello, Profundo Blu on Ustica and Voglia De Mare on Marettimo, arguably offering the best Mediterranean diving to be found.