Yes, spring has finally arrived but I can’t just help wishing for the lovely summer season to arrive so I can run down to the beach to soak up the sun. Ah, summer, how I long for thee! Speaking of the season, perhaps you would like to know of a beautiful place where you can have some of the best summer fun activities.
Sicily is a destination where you can experience a thousand things. It is a beautiful island in the Mediterranean that will make your summer days fun, exciting and memorable. But before you start planning your holidays, make sure to find the right accomodation. Many local online resources such as Wishsicily.com provide a great selection of villas in Sicily and charming appartments to enjoy the local atmosphere of the island and make your stay comfortable at the same time.
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Beaches – In this beautiful island, one can find an endless choice of beaches that range from world-famous resorts to hidden hideaways. Depending on the kind of beach environment you prefer, you can always find one to your liking. There’s Mondello in Palermo with soft, pale-coloured sand and crystal clear waters. It can get crowded but it’s conveniently near the city. A lot of beaches are located near coastal towns. If you don’t like crowds, then Calamosche is perfect! There’s only nature and you without commercialization to hamper the view. Just be prepared for the 1km walk after parking your car to reach the 200-meter long beach that is characterized by soft, white sand and irresistibly clear waters.
Volcanoes – If you are of the adventurous type, then a hike to the summit of Etna is a must. There are professional guides to help you to the summit where you can explore lava mounds and craters and enjoy the spectacular view from the top. You can also visit Stromboli and watch the “Sciara del Fuoco” from a distance.
Archaeological sites – Sicily is a treasure trove of fantastic archaeological remains from earlier civilizations. Head to Agrigento to see the Valley of the Temples, to picture-perfect Taormina for its beautifully-positioned and amazingly-preserved Greek- Roman Theatre, to Segesta for one of the world’s most well-preserved and best examples of Doric architecture.
Museums – Sicily is home to some of the most interesting and impressive museums, housing various objects as proof to their great and varied cultural heritage. Syracuse’s Museo Regionale di Arte Mediovale e Moderna has on display the magnificent work of Caravaggio and Messina. The Galleria Regionale della Sicilia houses some of the finest medieval artwork in Sicily. You will be stunned by the details of Triumph of Death, an anonymous work, as well as the world-famous Annunciation by Messina. Visit the Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento to see the remarkable collection of artifacts from the ancient Akragas period. You will be amazed by the telamoni which used to hold up the temples.
Nature – If you like the green outdoors, then Sicily will not fail your expectations. Hike, cycle and explore the Nebrodi Mountains, the Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro, or the Parco della Madonie where you will be greeted by different flora and fauna. You can also go island hopping, snorkeling or scuba diving to experience the kaleidoscopic underwater sea life.