Without question, the island of Sicily is one of the most beautiful places in the world with a history rich in culture, and world-class site rich in splendor and activities.
By going on a Contiki tour to Sicily, your tour guide will escort you through a number of the island’s wondrous attractions. The following are sites you should see during your visit to this island located at the southernmost end of the “boot” of Italy.
Perhaps the most recognizable city in Sicily is Palermo, whose history goes back beyond the ancient Greek era. There are quite a few architectural buildings built in the classic Gothic and Baroque style to see and explore such as the Palermo Cathedral, the central church in Palermo and the Palazzo del Normanii, the former home of the King of Sicily.
Sicily also offers some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. Among the most popular are the Mondello Lido in Palermo and Lido (beach) Mazzaro, outside of the town of Taornmina. Don’t miss seeing Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, near Catania, the 2nd largest city, on the east side of the island.
If you are looking for nightlife on the island, there are plenty of bars and restaurants in Palermo as well as other cities such as Taormina, Marsala and Catania. Many of the young people hang out at the Piazza Olivella so you might be able to chat with some of the locals there. Some of the top bars in Palermo are the Kursaal Kalhesa, and I Candelai.
Contiki Sicily holidays will undoubtedly take you on a fabulous adventure that you will never forget.