They say visiting Sicily is like visiting more countries at once...that makes this Italian island a fascinating destination to both young and old. What is there to find during a holiday in Sicily? Well besides the art, history, folklore, archaeology, beaches and amazing scenery, you should know that Sicily was ruled by Asians, Africans and Europeans along the way. This place where the mountains meet the sea invites its visitors to enjoy its beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and of course, the well-known Mount Etna. Lush forests, rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, almond orchards, palm trees dusted in snow in the winter time, beautiful flora and green fields are all perfectly combined into what makes the unique atmosphere of the island.
Parks and nature reserves in Sicily
Sicily is home to a series of parks and nature reserves where you can enjoy its natural charm. Take the Etna natural reserve for example, the biggest one on the island, surrounding the volcano, offers some beautiful hikes in the summer and fun skiing in the winter. A holiday home in Sicily will give you easy access to all its main attractions and sites like the Cavagrande Cassibile Canyon (in the south-eastern part of the island), that boasts a spectacular setting and is formed by the Cassibile River with the surrounding cliffs, the trees that offer a mystical atmosphere. In certain places you can even take a swim here. Then there is also the Ustica Marine Reserve, the largest underwater reserve on the island and the list could go on and on. The reality of it is that a holiday in Sicily will be one you'll want to hold on to for a very long time.
Sicily has many clean beaches and the water is just beautiful here, so hitting the beach from your holiday home in Sicily is a must. Not only for swimming and water sports, but also for great relaxing times on the beach with your loved ones. The Sicilian beaches are perfect for families also, you can go to the Mondello bay with its white sandy beaches in Palermo, where windsurfing and snorkeling are extremely popular, or maybe head over to Taormina, a small town with beautiful beaches and the small Mazzaro bay at the bottom with beach clubs and kayak rentals.Some of the best unspoilt shoreline is to be found between Siracusa and Pachino, a perfect combination between beaches and cultural attractions. Spend your family holiday in Sicily this year and take in the authentic island atmosphere to make for a great time with your loved ones.