5 reasons why you should visit Sicily at least once in your life

From stunning landscapes to irresistible food, Sicily is the biggest island of the Mediterranean sea as well as one of the destinations that most attracts people from all over the world. Here are 5 amazing reasons you might want to pack up right away and head over to this Italian island paradise!

 

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Many visitors decide to rent a car and explore on four wheels, this usually goes hand in hand with renting out a holiday house which is sure to make your stay in Sicily that much more relaxing, personal and special! You can check online through sites like Wishsicily.com that offers a large selection of villas in Sicily.

 

If you’re not still sure about visiting this island, check out this list below and I guarantee you will want to!

 

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Sea

Sicily, with its large valleys and parks, is known for the presence of important volcanoes such as the Stromboli or the Etna. It also has the benefit of the famous Mediterranean weather, this means that Summer temperatures oscillates between 25° and 40° degrees Celsius. Whether you have kids or travel alone, this island’s coasts are among the most enchanting and envied of the world.

 

Typical products and traditions

You cannot miss tasting the “Cannoli” as well as “Cassata Siciliana”, which are the most representative desserts of the island. Also, Sicily hosts colourful festivals such as “la sagra del Mandorlo” of “La sagra del gallo” which are fun and entertaining.

 

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Cities and archeological sites

Since the time of the Greeks -who left us magnificent monuments that we can still admire- the island has seen many conquerors such as Romans, Arabs, Norman and more. Don’t forget to visit the places protected by UNESCO, such as the “Valle dei Templi” situated in Agrigento, the necropolis of Pantalica, Siracusa, and some baroque cities of the Val di Noto.

 

Sport and adventure

There are many water sports that can be performed in Sicily, such as immersions, wind surf, canoe, and in some rivers you could try rafting. In the winter one can even ski on Mt. Etna!

 

The hospitality

To be sure that you’ll feel at home: Sicilians are famous for their welcoming attitude to travellers and visitors. Ask them about information or learn more about their culture and traditions.

 

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So, what do you think!? Have we tempted you?

 

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Nicola Hilditch-Short

Nic is one half of the Roaming Renegades, a passionate traveller, climber, adventurer, photographer and artist who has a B.A in Fine Art and M.A in Design & Art Direction.