Tourist guide to the Madonie Mountains, Sicily

Tourist guide to the Madonie Mountains, Sicily

On the wonderful island of Sicily there is a series of high cliffy peaks which are usually snow covered during the winter season until the middle of March. The highest region of this mountain chain is called the Madonie range which is a majestic and splendid sight. The Madonie Mountains are located in the southern region of Sicily between Scillato and Castelbuono, reaching until the coastline of Cefalu. Its highest peak of 1979 m, called the Carbonara Peak, formerly called the Pizzo della Pri... [ read more ]

A tourist guide to the town of Cefalu, Sicily

A tourist guide to the town of Cefalu, Sicily

Travel to Sicily and discover one of the jewels of the Mediterranean, the beautiful medieval town of Cefalu located in the shadow of the Madonie Mountains. The town has a narrow and winding beach, lovely medieval streets and excellent restaurants which are overlooking the rocky coastline. Cefalu boasts with one of the most outstanding churches in the southern part of Europe, the Norman-Arab-Byzantine cathedral. Visit the mysterious ruins of fortresses and Greek temples surrounded by an ancient... [ read more ]

Best hunting location in Sicily - Ficuzza Hunting Lodge

Best hunting location in Sicily – Ficuzza Hunting Lodge

Sicily is a place with many diverse activities. There are several possibilities and ways to have fun here and among others there is hunting. At Ficuzza nature reserve and park you can practice the sport of hunting. Ficuzza is located in the mountains near Palermo, in Corleone. This location is the place where Ferdinando I used to go hunting during his reign in Italy. In the middle of this hunting reserve there are two royal villas designed by Giuseppe Venanzio Marvuglia a master architect. On... [ read more ]

Cavagrande Cassibile Canyon - Sicily

Cavagrande Cassibile Canyon – Sicily

Cavargrande Canyon is one of the several canyons of Sicily which is located by the Cassibile River in the south-eastern region of the island. The canyon is surrounded by cliffs, poplars, oleander trees and ran across by rocky paths. This natural beauty is about 10 km long and is dotted by waterfalls and pools. In some areas swimming is permitted but not everywhere. The easiest way to get to Cavagrande Canyon is to set out from Scala Cruci at Avola Antica. Visit this wonderful and spectacular p... [ read more ]

Sicily’s second – city of Catania

Sicily’s second – city of Catania

The city of Catania is one of the most important cities of Sicily. This beautiful town being located close to Etna has been damaged several times by earthquakes and lava flows, especially during the 17th century. The city was originally founded by a people called the Siculi and later in 729 BC it was colonized by Greeks from Naxos. In 263 AD Catania has been conquered by the Romans and in time it has become the most prosperous town of Roman Sicily. From the Middle Age onwards Catania was an ... [ read more ]

Grand Canyon of Sicily - Alcantara Gorge

Grand Canyon of Sicily – Alcantara Gorge

Sicily has its own special heritages of which makes part the Alcantara Gorge as well. The gorge was formed due to the running waters of Alcantara River which slope down from Mount Etna and Nebrodi Mountains. The river is among the few creeks which don’t dry up all year. Its name is given by the Arabs of Sicily. ‘Al gantara’ meaning ‘the bridge’ is a reference to a Roman span which was discovered by the Arabs. The spring of Alcantara can be found near Floresta, the highest town of S... [ read more ]

Ancient Sicily – visiting Agrigento

Ancient Sicily – visiting Agrigento

The town of Agrigento is situated on a plateau that overlooks the southern coast of Sicily. This ancient town was founded by Greek colonists around 582 BC as Akragas but evidence prove that the region was inhabited even before that time. There is a village from the Mesolithic age down the coast in the direction of Montechiaro Castle which dates back to 6000 BC. The ancient people of Sicily, in other name the Sicani, are the descendants of the civilization that lived here. When the Romans arr... [ read more ]

Coastal islands of Sicily

Coastal islands of Sicily

Sicily per se is a fabulous holiday location however there are several beautiful and magnificent islands in its surrounding area which also make a perfect vacation getaway with their spectacular beaches. Find the most suitable little island for you and your friends or family. Above we will serve you with some information about the island of Favignana, Pantelleria, Lampedusa, Ustica and the Islets. Choose the one that best suits your needs and expectations. There are large ones and smaller ones... [ read more ]

Tours and sightseeing in Sicily

Tours and sightseeing in Sicily

Sicily is a beautiful island and has many sights to see however since you only have a limited time to spend here you must choose wisely what to see and what not to see. You must also plan ahead so transport and other sometimes troubles factors sill not hinder you and waste your precious time. Here are a few tips on how you should travel and which tours you should attend around the island. You have many options: explore the island on foot, rent a car and drive around, go on private or group tou... [ read more ]