Sicily offers a lot for who is interested in sports. With good weather on average from March/April to October/November. Is many hills and mountains offer the perfect setting for hiking, cycling (or mountain biking), horseback riding and for the more adventurous climbing, paragliding and parachuting. In winter there are also a few ski resorts.
Sicily has also more than 1000 km of coastline where to practice surfing, windsurfing, snorkelling, kitesurfing and scuba diving to discover fantastic seabeds and lava cliffs.
For golf lovers, Sicily offers a wide choice of Golf Clubs where you can play and relax in harmony with the surrounding landscape.
Sicily is one of the Italian regions that counts the largest number of fairs and festivals. Every town, even the smallest has a Patron saint and each year there is a feast. During this time usually many of the towns former citizen who have moved will visit so smaller towns can double or even triple their population during the “Festa”.
Some of the biggest parties, festivals, fairs and events in sicily are:
- Saint Rosalia (Palermo)
- Sant’Agata (Catania)
- Santa Lucia delle Quaglie (Syracuse)
- Infiorata flower festival (Noto)
Sicily has a vast historical, artistic and cultural heritage. The Greek, Roman and Muslim civilizations have left on the territory many important testimonies of their passage, now enclosed in prestigious museums.
Most important museums in Sicily are:
- Museo Archeologico Regionale “Antonio Salinas” (Palermo)
- Museo Civico di Catania
- Museo archeologico regionale Paolo Orsi (Syracuse)
- Museo archeologico regionale “Pietro Griffo” (Agrigento)
Talking about theaters in Sicily is like talking about history, culture, music and legend.
Best theaters is Sicily are:
- Teatro Massimo (Palermo)
- Teatro Politeama (Palermo)
- Teatro Bellini (Catania)
Visiting one of Sicilian traditional street market is an unmissable opportunity to immerse yourself in a lively and unique atmosphere full of colours and scents.
It is an opportunity to find local and fresh produce and try one of the traditional street food specialities listed below.
Some of the most ancient street markets are the “Mercato del Capo”, “Ballaro” and “Vucciria” in Palermo, “A’ Piscaria Mercato del Pesce” in Catania and “Mercato del Pesce” in Trapani.
The Sicilian gastronomic tradition is certainly among the most important and rich in Italy, as the result of influences from all the cultures that have settled in Sicily over the millennia.
Pasta alla Norma
Sicily is not particularly know for it’s nightlife as other destinations such as Spain or Greece, but it also has a vibrant and rich nightlife especially in the summer.
All large cities such as Catania, Messina, Ragusa, Palermo, Syracuse, Agrigento, Marsala, Trapani, Toarmina, Pachino, etc .. offer tourists a wide variety of pubs, clubs, terraces on the sea, nightclubs, etc. .. to have fun until the first light of dawn.