With more than 1,500 kilometers of coastline, almost anywhere you choose to stay in Sicily is a true tropical paradise. Surrounded by turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, all provinces on the island open onto the coast, with resorts overlooking the sea, the stunning beaches, and the surrounding islands. The islands enchanting landscapes boast unique facets awaiting discovery. You can visit the same towns and beaches and discover something new each time. When planning a private tour of Sicily’s and the Mediterranean’s largest island, below are some definite must-sees for an unforgettable tropical getaway in Sicily:
Palermo – The Sicilian capital of Palermo is a favorite kick-off point for island tours. Its traditional local markets are major attractions in and of themselves, giving visitors a real glimpse and a first-hand experience of what the Sicilian life is all about. It is in the street markets of Ballaro, Vucciria, Borgo Vecchio, and il Capo that local people and tourists congregate to shop for the freshest produce and savor the authentic sights, tastes, and sounds of the capital, set against the beauty of its narrow medieval streets and appropriate avenues and alleyways.
Aeolian Islands – Begin your tropical adventure by heading towards the Aeolian islands—a volcanic archipelago best known for its rugged coasts, cliffs, caves, and splendid sea views. The Aeolian Islands of Vulcano, Salina, Lipari, Stromboli, Panarea, Filicudi, and Alicudi are home to beautiful thermal resorts, exceptional beaches, and high spots for fishing and water sporting. Ferries frequent all the islands, especially during the summer seasons. Lipari, being the largest island in the archipelago is a significant spot if you want a real Sicilian summer experience.
San Vito Lo Capo – Sicily has no shortage of blue flag beaches, many of which are concentrated in San Vito Lo Capo, where a large slice of the Zingaro Nature Reserve is located. The reserve is set right at the foot of Mount Monaco, in between Solanto and San Vito. It offers superb opportunities to explore the beauty of the sea, with all kinds of beach and off the coast adventures on offer.
Pelagian Islands – The Pelagian archipelago is also a must for those looking for an all-out tropical escapade. Its three main islands, Lampedusa, Lampione, and Linosa, are characterized by rugged yet stunning coastlines, beautiful sandy beaches, and exceptional coves that are protected by scenic cliffs and ridges for miles. Don’t forget this Italian Isole d’alto mare, as the islands are fondly referred to when planning a tropical getaway to Sicily.
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