Don't Miss Sights In Sicily

Posted on: 31 July 2015

If you're planning on visiting Sicily, then you should arrange for at least a few days on the island. There are quite a few sites to see, and you don't want to rush around. Below is a list of 4 places you don't want to miss.

Mount Etna

Mount Etna is home to an active volcano. This volcano is the largest one in Europe. Even though it is an active volcano, there are tours that will let you witness the volcano up close. You can either hike the volcano with a guide, or take a bus. A guided tour is best because the guide will show you unusual places on the volcano, such as lave tubes.

There is a point at which you should not cross. If you are with a guide, they will know the safe areas. If you are solo, then you should look for the signs posted on the volcano warning people to stay back. If you go beyond these sign posts, you risk getting too close to the lava flow.

Valley of the Temples

If you are interested in historical sites, then make sure to check out the Valley of the Temples. There are seven temples in total. They are exquisite examples of Grecian style architecture. Some of them were built during Carthaginian rule, while other temples were built after the Carthaginians were overthrown.

Some temples, such as the Temple of Concordia, are in amazing condition, while others such as Temple of Heracles are what you might call ruins. The area is such an astounding place that it was named an UNESCO heritage site.

Rabbit Beach

If you want to go for a swim, don't miss out on what is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Rabbit beach is located on the island of Lampedusa, which is small island located off the coast of Sicily. You can take a ferry over and then spend the day swimming in the most immaculate water in the Mediterranean. It has often been called the best beach in the world.

Taormina

While in Sicily, don't forget to check out the town of Taormina. This small, coastal town has something for everyone. There is authentic Sicilian dining, great beaches and classical architecture. Make sure to check out the Palazzo Corvaja. This plaza was built by during the tenth century. The Palazzo Corvaja has an Arabesque style because during the time of construction, Taormina was under Arab rule.

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