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See the sights and more in Sicily

You’ll find plenty of things to see and do in Sicily, no matter where you stay. Explore the history, tantalise your taste buds with the delectable local cuisine and relax on the picture-perfect beaches.

Stroll around the buzzing city of Palermo to uncover its hidden gems - this treasure-trove boasts palaces, castles and unique architecture. Take a trip to Isola Bella – the ‘beautiful island’ – and discover its glorious natural beauty and stunning beaches. Or explore the fascinating city of Sicily, in the shadow of mighty Mount Etna. In its UNESCO-listed centre, admire the elegant baroque buildings fashioned from volcanic rock.

Shopping.

Shopping

Soak up the sights, sounds and scents of the vibrant La Fiera market at Piazza Carlo Alberto. Pick up beautiful ceramics, inspired by 17th century Sicilian design, at Tre Erre Ceramiche near the Port of Palermo. Or choose bespoke jewellery at Kiseki in Taormina.

Sightseeing.

Sightseeing

Marvel at the splendid Arab-Norman Palazzo dei Normanni & Capella Palatina in Palermo. In Taormina, gaze in wonder at the ancient Greek Amphitheater of Taormina, with its 3rd-century columns and sculptures. Then head to the Piazza del Duomo to see the spectacular 13th century cathedral and ornate baroque fountain.

Food.

Food

Sample rustic Sicilian cuisine at Trattoria Casalinga in the centre of Sicily. Or traditional dishes, with a modern twist at elegant L’Acanto in Palermo. Sample the show-stopping signature dish at Tiramisu in Taormina. Or enjoy an al fresco ice cream on the terrace at Bellini in Palermo.

Nightlife.

Nightlife

Enjoy drinks or dinner in the delightful ambience of Kursaal Kalhesa (Palermo), with its inviting sofas, high-vaulted ceilings and towering bookcases. A roaring fire and outdoor bar also make it appealing year-round. Join the alternative crowd at Rocket Bar, or mingle with the locals at Rendez Vous Wine in Sicily.

Beaches and islands.

Beaches and islands

Soak up the sunshine on the stunning beaches of Isola Bella. Or enjoy the party atmosphere of Stabilimento Balneare Le Capannine. Unwind in beautiful surroundings at Lido Alkamar. Or experience a diving paradise around the bays of Ustica. This isolated island has no beaches, just inlets of black volcanic pebbles.

Sicily weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 11°Jan
  • 11°Feb
  • 13°Mar
  • 15°Apr
  • 18°May
  • 23°Jun
  • 26°Jul
  • 26°Aug
  • 24°Sep
  • 20°Oct
  • 15°Nov
  • 12°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 80
  • 50
  • 40
  • 40
  • 20
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 40
  • 70
  • 100
  • 90
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 2
  • 4
  • 4
  • 7
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 6
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3

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