Sicily sits just off the coast of Italy, it’s the second largest island in the Mediterranean and is home to five million people. Its capital is Palmero which is where you’ll most likely land. It’s on the northwest side of the island. You could also choose to land in Catania in the south, this area is more devoted to agriculture, including the production of olive oil and wine.
Both cities are worth visiting and, if you’re after a weekend break you may simply want to stay in the city.
However, a weekend isn’t enough time to appreciate what this island has to offer. That’s why you need to look at what the island has to offer and choose accommodation close to your favourite attractions.
The good news is the island is small enough to travel across, which means you can take a look at the private villas offered by Dicasainsicilia and select the one you like the most. There is no better way to enjoy your stay in Sicily and get the best possible accommodation.
The exact location of your stay will depend on what you want to visit.
This is the most active volcano in Europe and a place that you must visit at least once. You can head to the top of the volcano and smell the sulphur, which is an unusual and invigorating experience.
It’s actually possible to stay in a villa on Mount Etna or, if you prefer, you can stay in nearby Catania.
This also opens up access to Taormina and the Cyclops Riveria.
If you prefer, take a villa in Taormina and explore the east coast of the island. There are plenty of fantastic beaches, such as Letojanni or Giardini Naxos. Or, you can head 60km northward to see the charming sea village of Ganzirri.
This city is located between Catania and Ragusa and is itself an ancient city, dating back to 734 BC. There are many signs of ancient civilizations, including Ortigia which was rebuilt in the mid-1900s in Baroque style. There is also a stunning Greek theatre in the area and two UNESCO sites.
Trapani sits on the west coast of Sicily and gives you easy access to the Zingaro nature reserve, the stunning beaches of San Vito Lo Capo and Castellammare del Golfo. It’s known as a historic centre with a modern, upbeat atmosphere. There is definitely a little something for everyone here.
Head to Agrigento in the southwest of Sicily and you’ll find more stunning beaches. In fact, the beach goes on for miles interrupted only by the white rocky cliffs at Scala dei Turchi.
But, you’ll also find the historically important temples of Selinunte and an important archaeological site, Eraclea Minoa.
This is also a great spot to pick if you want to visit the Valley of Temples, where you’ll find an extensive collection of Ancient Greek temples. The remnants of one of the largest cities in the western world. These temples are some of the best preserved in the world and are UNESCO-protected.