Italian Island with an exotic feel
The Mediterranean island Sicily has somewhat of an exotic flare. It's Italy's largest island and is located between mainland Italy and Tunisia. Here you will find breathtaking scenery, historical sights as well as beautiful beaches.
As well as a relaxing beach holiday in one of Sicily's luxury hotels or villas there is plenty of sightseeing opportuntities. Visit some of the traditional towns like Taormina, here you will find amazing views and a bustling town full of antique shops, street cafes and lovely restaurants. You will also fnd plenty of musuems, temples, cathedrals too.
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June to September are the hottest months with average temperatures between 19 and 22 degrees Celsius. The winter months, from December to March, average temperatures can fall to a low of 5 degrees. The wettest month is December when rainfall averages 79 mm. June and July are the driest.
The capital city of Sicily, Palermo, is well worth a visit. It has much to offer including the magnificent 12th. century mosaics in the church of La Martorana. There are also beautiful art galleries and no less than three open air markets where you can pick up a bargain or two.
Although Mount Etna is still very much an “active” volcano, you can still take excursions to the site, although there are times when it is far too dangerous. There are various types of excursion available including by helicopter, trekking and by snowcat.
San Vito Lo Capo
San Vito Lo Papo (Saint Vitus Cape) is said to be Sicily’s most stunning beach. It’s situated on the north western coast of the island, in a sheltered bay dominated by Mount Monaco. Apart from the beach, there’s plenty of small restaurants serving delicious Italian cuisine as well as café’s offering mouth watering sandwiches and light snacks.