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San Vito lo Capo

San Vito lo Capo is famous to be a seaside town and its coast is splendid and opens into a bay beach which extends from S. Vito to the cape of Solanto, at the foot of mount Monaco.There a tuna fishery is placed and it is inactive since 1600. The place was visited by pilgrims who were votary of St. V See more details

The coast from Castellammare to Scopello

Sicily is well known for its inestimable environmental and landscape patrimony. In particular, Castellammare del Golfo's territory is composed by a beautiful coast behind which Mounts Inici and Spàragio rise, in a spectacular natural scenery partly covered by forests. In front of the beautiful and See more details

Castellammare del Golfo and its sandy beach

Castellammare del Golfo is a nice little Sicilian coastal town on the "Golfo di Castellammare", the famous gulf in the north western part of Sicily. It is an ideal place for your holidays in Sicily. The harbour, dominated by the "castello" (castle), is Castellammare's biggest attraction. Early in th See more details

Erice - medieval town

On the 750 meter high rocky mountain Monte San Giuliano, you will find the picturesque medieval town of Erice. The town has many churches, but the most famous one is the Chiesa "Matrice", built in 1314 AD. The church has a separate clock tower, the "campanile", which served primarily as a watchtower See more details

Mozia and the salt planes

Follow the road from Marsala in the direction of Trapani and you will see signs pointing you in the direction of the "saline". These are salt planes where sunlight is used to evaporate seawater, therefore, ending up with salt. Following the coast, you will see the azure blue sea and the Egadi Is See more details

Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve

Just after Castellammare del Golfo, the coastline becomes rugged, rocky and, in places, spectacular. That most natural of sculptors, the sea, has worked minor miracles, creating a myriad of coves, sea stacks and grottoes in the hard limestone cliffs.One part of the coastline in question is home to t See more details

Segesta and the old greek temple

Segesta is located near Castellammare del Golfo, and can be easily reached via the A29 motorway (gate Segesta) in the direction of Trapani. The two attractions are a temple and an amphitheater dating from the 3rd century BC. These are the only two remains of the city of Segesta which was founded by See more details

Scopello - the fisherman village

Scopello (from the Greek "Skopelos" meaning "cliff") is located near the sea, on the slopes of the "Monte Sparagio". From the town you will have a view of the nature reserve "Lo Zingaro" and the "Golfo di Castellammare".Scopello was once famous for tuna fishing, but now that's nothing more than a va See more details
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Sicily....the most fascinating history in the world

Sicily offers tremendous holiday variety. Unforgettable landscapes (such as Zingaro nature reserve or Mothia salt planes) attract nature lovers and atmospheric towns and villages (such as Castellammare del Golfo, San Vito Lo Capo and Trapani) ensure holidays in Sicily are a popular choice with those seeking a strong culture heritage and fascinating history.

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and with a coastline of more than a thousand kilometres, offers the visitor wide sandy beaches, windswept cliffs, quiet coves, and sophisticated and bustling resorts. Inland is a different world of rural traditions and age-old cultures, dotted with a wealth of historical sites (such as Segesta and Selinunte greek archeological site). The dramatic mountainous interior ensures plenty of rewarding walking holidays in Sicily. Walkers and nature lovers will find a spring and early summer holiday in Sicily especially satisfying.

Sicily holidays also offer plenty of scope for watersports fans. Diving holidays in Sicily (Scopello above all) offer exciting diving relatively close to home. A superb, all-year round climate makes Sicily an attractive choice for low-season holiday breaks (last week of October is always superb!).

Romans, Greeks, Spanish, Arabs, French.......each civilization has left its contribution in the amazing architecture (and Palermo is a clear example of this), in the distinctive Sicilian dialect and in the added ingredients to the cuisine. An ideal holiday in Sicily would include a generous serving of delicious Sicily cuisine: "parmigiana" (aubergine cake), "pasta cu li sardi" (pasta with anchovies, sultanos and pine nuts), "carciofa arrustuta" (roasted artichokes), "involtini di pesce spada" (hallibut rolls stuffed with breadcrumb and olive oil), "frittedda" (a soup with fave beans, artichoke hearts, fresh peas and olive oil), "cassateddi" (ricotta turnovers), "granita" (flavoured crushed ice) and many many more!.

Sicily has learnt a lot from all its visitors and its culture is much more different to the italian one. Sicily is an island of delightful contrasts, which also just happens to have some of the most fascinating history in the world.

 

Travel itinerary for Sicily

For your holidays in Sicily, Sicilian Dreams has created another itinerary that may offer a chance to discover different parts of Sicily.

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3-day itinerary for a short trip to Sicily

Sicilian Dreams has thought a series of custom designed itineraries that may offer our customers a chance to discover different aspects of travel in Sicily.

We have also added a list of suggestions for restaurants and bars that you can choose depending on your preferences and tastes.

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