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Cutting south from Alcamo, the Country takes you by surprise: you can find great neat vineyards, citruses and wheat fields.
The impressive order, the rolling hills and the quiet roads are the recurrent theme of these places.
Our second stop is Selinunte, the ancient Greek city in the South-Western of the Sicilian coast that may be called the “pearl of Sicily” because of its Acropolis full of temples.
Some important dos:
- Wake up early in the morning and visit the Archaeological Park of Selinunte before the intense heat and the other tourists: it is the largest park in Europe.
- If you can, rent for this visit one of many available electric means: distances are quite great.
- Visit perfectly preserved temples and ruins that look like sleeping giants.
- Ristorante da Vittorio in Porto Palo (Contrada Porto Palo, Menfi – 092 578 381): here, you can taste a baked turbot that deserves to be mentioned.
- Take the ferry towards Mozia, a little delicious island full of incredible archaeological finds.
Then, reach towards South Piazza Armerina, a magnificent Norman village: through its small “herringbone” streets you can reach the Church of St. Peter and the Castello Aragonese.
- Villa Romana del Casale, Unesco World Heritage, has been reopened with its 3500 square meters of multi-coloured mosaic.
- For an excellent dinner with typical Sicilian cuisine at a fair price you can opt for Osteria Al Canale - Via Mazzini,67- Valguarnera Caropepe (Enna) 0935958966.
Palermo and its different tours: Arabic-Norman, baroque or liberty; the ancient town ofSelinunte characterized by its magnificent Greek temples and Piazza Armerina, UNESCO World Heritage Site for its splendid late Roman Villa del Casale.
Do not miss:
- From outside the churches in Palermo seem small: step inside and discover that they have a different size
- The Vucciria: with its colourful stalls and its true people is an authentic slice of Palermo
- Restaurant “Il maestro del brodo” ( +39 091 329523 - Via Pannieri, 7), recommended appetizers typical in Palermo such as ravili stuffs with grouper and fish rolls
- Arancini (rice balls) and the “cassata” in Pasticceria Alba ( +39 091 309016 - Piazza Don Bosco, 7)
- Restaurant Don Ciccio ( +39 091 932442 - Via del Cavaliere, 87 – Bagheria) excellent price/quality ratio
- A few miles from Palermo, there is Monreale: in the cathedral there are spectacular golden mosaics and a magnificient cloister.
Sun, water, fire: these are the magic elements that characterise the province of Catania all over the year.
The landscape of Catania is dominated by the majestic presence of the Etna volcano and the wonderful beaches of the Ionio Sea. This fantastic landscape contributes to increase the beauty of Catania, which is also rich in history, culture and traditions.
In Catania everything reminds the seaside, from the typical Sicilian cuisine to the breathtaking sea view. You can enjoy this atmosphere not only along the coast, but also in the heart of the town.
Nature is inseparable from history: these two elements make Catania – and its province – the ideal place for a relaxing holiday in the countryside, enjoying the flavors and scents of Sicily, as well as the kindness of its people.
Catania organizes many events to enliven the summer evenings. Among these are:
- Randazzo (CT): Medieval festival in Sicily under the volcano (from 04/08 to 06/08)
- Catania: Tango Festival (August, 16th)
- Aci Castello (CT): Shhh the silence of nature (from 17/08 to 04/09)
- Santa Maria di Licodia (CT): Celebration of the Patron Saint Joseph (from 24/08 to 01/09)
- Riposto (CT): Sagra del pesce – Feast of the fish- (from 20/08 to 22/08)
For your magic holiday in Catania, we offer you Catania San Pietro, a charming accommodation with private swimming pool at only 30 minutes from the beach.