Sicily Travel Tips
In Sicily it seems like the sun shines brighter, the shadows are deeper and darker, and life is simultaneously full of intense physical pleasures and bitter-sweet disappointments.
Overloaded with historic art treasures, undersupplied with infrastructure and half-crippled by corruption, Sicily possesses some confusing social topography. Visitors to the island will struggle to reconcile architectural beauty with modern squalor, artistic excellence with moral ambivalence, the rational with the purely sensual. If you can't accept contradictions, you won't understand Sicily.
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While Sicily is very much part of modern Italy, it retains its own identity in many ways. The island, the largest in the Mediterranean, absolutely warrants two weeks of its own during an Italy trip. ...
Written by Viator, September 2012
Visitors to Sicily’s cities may begin to recognize similar styles of architecture from one town to the next. This is called Sicilian Baroque, a unique style that had an opportunity to spread quickly ...
Written by Jessica, USA, March 2013
There are some people who won’t be discouraged from climbing a mountain, any mountain, even if they hear it’s one of the most active volcanoes on earth, in a near-constant state of erupting. That’s ...
Written by Jessica, USA, February 2013
You don’t have to be a shopaholic to appreciate the pastime of browsing local markets when you travel – and when the markets are as famous (and non-touristy) as the ones in Palermo, the experience is ...
Written by Jessica, USA, January 2013
Sometimes we choose winter vacation destinations because they’re winter
wonderlands. Sometimes, we’re trying to escape the cold. And then there
are places like Sicily —in the winter it’s neither ...
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