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Heaven on Earth in Sicily, Italy

Sicily Italy

Save time in your Italy itinerary to spend at least 4-5 nights in Sicily Italy.  Sicily is located right off the “boot tip” of Italy accessible by boat.

 

City of Palermo in Sicily, Italy

Palermo has been named Italy’s official “Capital of Culture” for 2018.  Palermo integrates architecture from the Arab and Byzantine empires, the Norman palaces and churches, and the crumbling grandeur of Spanish Baroque.  No visit is complete without a stop at the Palazzo dei Normanni, the Royal Palace:

Palazzo dei Normanni Palermo, Sicily Itlay
Palazzo dei Normanni Palermo, Sicily Italy

Spend an evening at the Teatro Massimo taking in an opera, ballet, or concert.  Be sure to get your tickets plenty early to get a seat in the boxes:

Teatro Massimo, Sicily Italy
Teatro Massimo, Sicily Italy
 

City of Taormina in Sicily, Italy

In May and June a must-visit is the city of Taormina, a gorgeous, medieval, arty, cable-car-to-the-beach resort town whose summertime Arts Festival is held in a horseshoe-shaped Greek amphitheater with a view of Mt. Etna in the background:

Taormina, Sicily Italy
Taormina, Sicily Italy
Beach in Taormina
Beach in Taormina

 

City of Catania in Sicily, Italy

End your vacation by finding your way down to the east coast of Mt. Etna to Catania, that boasts a 18th century Baroque historic center, excellent street markets, a bubbly nightlife, and a raucous fish market:

Catania street market, Sicily Italy
Catania street market, Sicily Italy

The small island of Sicily is vastly over-looked as a tourist destination.  A person could easily spend a full week on this island alone.

There are so many options outside of Rome, Venice, Florence, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast.  Sicily should be added to this growing list of cities to not miss.  Visiting Italy can be a lifetime of adventure between the varied landscapes, cities, and the Italians themselves.

Is Italy on your bucket list?  Let’s talk!  Contact me here to discuss your travel ideas to the country of Italy!

-Leah D.

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