Sicily, the beauty of the Mediterranean
SICILY is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, a few kilometers from Africa. At Messina, the island is only separated from the Italian peninsula by the approximately 4.5 km wide strait. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and interesting.
The pleasantly mild climate and the many hours of sunshine are suitable for year-round tourism. The vegetation is typically subtropical and consists of numerous prickly pear, oleander and hibiscus bushes, almond trees, carob, olive, lemon and orange trees.
If you visit Sicily between December and April, you can admire the colorful blossoms, because when there is snow in many northern countries, the wonderful almond and acacia trees bloom on the island. After this flowering period, the warm sun and the blue sea with summer temperatures averaging 25-35 C° invite you to the beginning of the bathing season.
Hiking and enjoying culture in Sicily
Sicily offers everything a vacationer’s heart desires. It not only houses a number of interesting legacies and treasures from numerous cultures, but also boasts a diverse and breathtaking landscape. From the Madonie or Nebrodi mountain ranges, high up on Mount Etna, With its impressive 3,350m, Europe’s largest active volcano, you can walk over black lava rock or through chestnut and pistachio forests, which tower far above the sea and enjoy the fascinating view over the Ionian Mediterranean Sea to the east.
We continue with hikes through impressive limestone gorges, the Pantalica or Cava d’Ispica, while you can be enchanted by the scent of numerous lemon trees and lavender bushes and then immerse yourself in over 4000 years of history when visiting ancient grottos and cave tombs . Then the visit to the Cava Grande del Cassibile, an absolute highlight. After the descent into the gorge, refreshing, crystal-clear pools and waterfalls await you for cooling off and relaxation, in the midst of heavenly blooming oleander bushes, rosemary bushes and dwarf palms.
Not only in terms of landscape, but also in terms of cuisine, Sicily offers plenty. The caponata, ravioli con sugo, arancini, caciocavallo and for those who prefer sweets the cassata siciliana, cannoli con la ricotta or a granita con brioche, are just a few of the few Sicilian specialties that sweeten your stay on the sunny island.
In addition to ancient port cities and archaeological sites or impressive and vibrant baroque cities in the south of the island, such as Modica, Ragusa or Noto, can be found in Sicily, with the most beautiful and varied coastal landscapes in Italy. Whether majestic rocks towering high above the Mediterranean Sea, charming little fishing harbors or golden sandy beaches, embedded by numerous dunes, guarantee both bathing fun and romantic walks with the sound of the sea.
Immerse yourself in the typical, spirited Sicilian “dolce vita”, enjoy the peace and quiet, surrounded by a magical environment, while you let yourself be pampered by the warm Sicilian sun!