Italy
Sicily
Sicily The Essential

Sicily is the largest Mediterranean island and quite simply outstanding.
Bathed in sunshine, its coast is lined in sandy beaches, tiny creeks and sheer cliffs and dotted with islets rich in colour and heady scents. The landscape is truly breathtaking and will often stop you dead in your tracks, as you venture from the heights of Etna to the sublime site of Taormina, on to Palermo, its bustling capital overflowing with charm and Syracuse, whose splendour and serenity are often unsettling.
Seaside resorts give way to temples overgrown with vegetation and basking in the sunshine, the stucco of baroque palaces alternates with mosaics in Roman villas, while the high plateaux riddled with gorges are carpeted in thick forest.
Along your way, you will soon become familiar with the mouthwatering aroma of aromatic herbs, dried tomatoes, fresh bread and pasta con le sarde (sardine paté).

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Sicily
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis
Ancient Syracuse ruled over a spur to
90 minutes
Ortigia
Ortigia
The oldest part of the city, the island
120 minutes
Ear of Dionysus (Orecchio di Dionisio)
Ear of Dionysus (Orecchio di Dionisio)
Caravaggio christened this amazing cave
90 minutes
Monreale Cathedral (Duomo)
Monreale Cathedral (Duomo)
The cathedral was built in 1172 by
60 minutes
Ambulacro della Grande Caccia
Ambulacro della Grande Caccia
This immense gallery in the Villa Romana
90 minutes
Greek theatre of Neapolis
Greek theatre of Neapolis
This 5C BC theatre, one of the largest
90 minutes