Sicily is a mountainous island dotted with lemon, orange, almond and pistachio orchards separated from the mainland of Italy by the Strait of Messina.
Sicily can be roughly divided into the north-shore and south-shore areas. The north shore has reefs, olive groves, secluded coves and countless seaside resorts, including Cefalu, a gorgeous Arab-Norman city with good beaches.
The southern coast has a milder climate, so there's swimming most of the year (although it can get cold there November-March). Among the areas not to be missed are Agrigento, Acireale and Taormina, a distinctive, beautiful town perched on cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean.
Sicily has what some consider to be the best of Italy. There’s a little bit for everyone, whether you are interested in architecture, art, food and wine or beaches.
If you have 10 nights to spend exploring Sicily, you’d want to divide it by 3 different areas. It’s not inexpensive touring as you’re best served by having a private guide and driver. Their public transportation isn’t very good and there aren’t any group tours.
Hungry? Be sure to try steaming plate of seafood couscous at Osteria La Bettolaccia in Trapani; melt-in-your-mouth cannoli at Pasticceria Cappello in Palermo; street food in the rustic Vucciria or Ballero markets in Palermo; irresistible stuffed "arancini" rice balls at Antica Rosticceria da Cristina in Taormina; a surprising meal at a little family-run restaurant or trattoria no one knows about yet.
Everyone falls in love with Italy and wants to return again and again. Thankfully there are a wide variety of regions to explore when in Italy with each having it’s own personality and charms.
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