Sicily: A Traveler’s Dream Destination

by Peter Sacco on October 24, 2012

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Le Querce di Cota, Sicily

Le Querce di Cota, Sicily.

Sicily is an ideal holiday destination—beautiful scenery, magnificent beaches, plenty of sunshine. On top of this winning combination, there are dozens of picturesque villages and many sites of historical interest for those who might also fancy a bit of sightseeing!

Sicily has quite a mild climate in spite of the fact that parts of it lie on the same lines of latitude as North Africa. July and August can be very warm it is true, however, during the rest of the year the climate can be magnificent. It is often warm enough to swim in the sea in November.

Thomson can help holiday makers work out which airports are most convenient for their holiday in Sicily. There are three main airports from which to choose – Palermo, Catania and Trapani. Palermo and Catania are well served by budget airlines and national airlines alike, while Trapani is the go-to destination for low-cost European airlines.

Sicily is also well served by a wide variety of hotels, guest houses and self-catering apartments. There are many great accommodation options for anyone who wants to spend their holidays here.

If you get bored from hours swimming in the beautiful sea or relaxing on sun drenched beaches there are dozens of things to do in Sicily. Sicily has been host to many cultures over the centuries. Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Normans and even Spaniards have all left traces of their time on this Mediterranean island.

Many of these influences can be seen in the magnificent historic buildings in the cities and villages on the island.

The east coast of Sicily boasts the famous volcano Mt. Etna and a climate so mild and balmy that jasmine and bougainvillea can flower almost until Christmas. It is possible to climb up to get a closer look at the famous volcano but it is a difficult trek and you’ll need to have a professional guide to keep you safe and make the most of the trip.

All in all, Sicily is a beautiful island with magnificent scenery and famous historic landmarks – well worth a visit.

Read lots more stories about Sicily on GoNOMAD.com Travel.

 

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