Sicily

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula, from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, and one of the most active in the world, currently 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high. The island has a typical Mediterranean climate. Sicily has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, music, literature, cuisine, and architecture. It is also home to important archaeological and ancient sites, such as the Necropolis of Pantalica, the Valley of the Temples, and Selinunte. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Sicily. By the order of inscription: Valle dei Templi, Villa Romana del Casale, Aeolian Islands, Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto, Necropolis of Pantalica, Mount Etna and Arab-Norman Palermo and the cathedral churches of Cefalù and Monreale.

Sicily Highlights

Foodie Guide
Italian Ways
The Curious Traveler
Archeology

What you can't miss in Sicily

Where is Sicily

Top Experiences in Sicily

Best places to stay in Sicily

Properties for sale in Sicily

Country Home - Restored in Troina
125000
Villa in Modica
240000
Villa in Alia
1500000
Villa in Ragusa
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Villa in Ragusa
1300000
Villa in Marsala
270000
Villa in Siracusa
2500000
Villa in Siracusa
1900000

Recipes From Sicily

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A Medieval dish of purity that can be both savory or sweet

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Eggplant is the star of this popular southern Italian dish, we tell you how to make caponata siciliana di melanzane at home. 

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Cibo da strada or street food has existed since ancient times and Sicily’s capital is noted for deep fried delights such as cazzilli (potato croquettes), quaglie (eggplant quails) and panelle (chickpea fritters)
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A chocolate that dates back to the ancient culture of the Aztecs, arriving to the charming Baroque town of Modica makes for the perfect main ingredient for this rustic Italian cake.

What others are saying about Sicily

@mcmcmc asks:

Hello, 

I wondered if anybody could help with getting a GP - family doctor... when i inquired in Modica at the polyambulatorio office, they said that

that I would have to pay from around 370 euros a year (more depending on income) in order to be part of the  Italian NHS system. 

@SandraEric asks:

Is it cheaper to live in Italy than the US?

Hi All,

Does anyone have a contact telephone or email address for a Mr Giovanni Caruso who is a an olive trees expert using a polyconic vase pruning system to revive olive trees?  I have seen online he runs workshops in Sicily but cannot find any contact details.