Today, Sicily is an island with some of Italy's most beautiful towns and cities, stunning scenery and unique history. Citrus groves, opulent architecture and Mount Etna make Sicily - the largest island in the Mediterranean - a gem of an island perfect for hiking, biking or driving tours. Enjoy the best of this region with this practical guide which lets visitors choose a trip that will suit them before exploring their own interests on the island.* Special Interest tours - Natural Sights, Ancient World, Architecture and Gourmands* Regional tours including Palermo, Monreale, Erice, Trapani and Catania* Bulleted maps to help you navigate your way around the region easily
Table of Contents
20 Favorite Moments. 1 Strategies for Seeing Sicily. Strategies for Seeing Sicily. 2 The Best Full-Day Tours. Sicily in Four Days. Sicily in One Week. Sicily in Two Weeks. 3 The Best Special Interest Tours. Sicily for Foodies. Best Natural Phenomena. Best Islands. The Ancient World. Historic Architecture. Best for Children. 4 The Great Outdoors. Best Beaches. 5 The Best Regional Tours. Western Sicily. Where to Stay & Dine. North East Sicily. Where to Stay & Dine. South West Sicily. Where to Stay & Dine. South Eastern Sicily. Where to Stay & Dine. 6 Best Towns & Cities. Caltagirone. Where to Stay. Where to Dine. Catania. Where to Stay. Where to Dine. Cefalu. Where to Stay. Where to Dine. Noto. Where to Stay. Where to Dine. Palermo. Where to Stay. Where to Dine. Ragusa. Where to Stay. Where to Dine. Siracusa. Where to Stay. Where to Dine. Taormina. Where to Stay. Where to Dine. Erice. Where to Stay. Where to Dine. Marsala. Where to Stay & Dine. The Savvy Traveler. Before You Go. Getting There. Getting Around. Fast Facts. Sicily: A Brief History. Useful Phrases & Menu Terms. Sicilian Cuisine. Index.
British-born Adele Evans is a travel writer and broadcaster who fell in love with Italy at first sight at the age of 12. It was about 10 years later that she made her first trip to the 'little continent'. Ortygia was where she had her 'Eureka' moment, entranced by the sublime melting pot of the Grecian with the Norman, Baroque and beyond with each wave of invaders adding to the cultural-and culinary mix. The delight of savoring snow from Mt Etna with rose-water and jasmine-just as the Arabs did when they invented ice cream, the fusion of flavors set against groves of citrus and olive trees and the perfumed nero d'avola wine draw her back time and time again. For her, this alluring, brooding, mesmerising meeting place of Africa and Europe is like nowhere else on earth. When not globetrotting, Adele returns as often as possible to all places Italian and writes for many national newspapers (from the Sunday Mirror to the Sunday Times), magazines and websites. She is also the author of several guidebooks, especially on Italy and France.