Imposing classical ruins, Norman churches with Arab decorations, baroque buildings, exotic vegetation, and volcanoes, absorbed in deep blue and shining yellow accompanied by the scent of jasmine: SICILY is a continent in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Between Europe and Africa, at the same time looking to the West and to the exotic East.
A world in itself, unexpectedly rich and for this reason amazing, praised more than any other island for its beauty. Let’s go discover it.
7 sites (of 54 in Italy) have been declared a material world heritage by Unesco, namely the Archaeological Park of Agrigento and the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, the Aeolian Islands, the entire baroque area of the south east, Syracuse and the rock necropolis of Pantalica, the Mount Etna, the Arab-Norman monuments distributed between Palermo and Cefalù. The art of drywall, the sapling cultivation of Pantelleria, the marionette Theatre “Opera dei Pupi” and the Mediterranean Diet have been declared intangible world’s heritage. In fourth place in Italy for wine production in Italy with 4.3 million hectoliters and 21 DOC wines, in third place, for the production of olive oil with 34 thousand tons, in first place for the production of almonds, pistachios, carobs and citrus fruits, per second for wheat. As many as 34 slow food presidia demonstrate the high quality of agricultural and livestock production and attention to tradition and biodiversity.
More than 10% of the regional territory is under environmental protection, with 4 regional parks and 76 nature reserves, 3 active volcanoes, numerous smaller islands.
It is easy to find several reasons to visit Sicily, in any season. And if these official figures alone were not enough, direct experience will certainly add much more. Let us advise you and enjoy the next journey