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A tour of Sicily

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The best way to get a taste of Sicily is to rent a car and start a journey around the island to discover its multiple cultural influences. Here a few travel recommendations for a trip along the coast from Palermo to Catania.

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  • Couples
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie

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Catacombe dei Cappuccini

Cemeteries, Historic Sites

Tempio di Segesta

Ancient Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites

Funierice Service

Tramways, Mass Transportation Systems

Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi)

Ancient Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites

Villa Romana del Casale

Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Ragusa Ibla

Historic Walking Areas

Ortigia

Islands

Taormina

Destinations

Monte Etna

Geologic Formations, Volcanoes, Mountains

  • Catacombe dei Cappuccini
    Cemeteries, Historic Sites
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    aledwige Says:

    You will never be as close to a mummy as in the Catacombe dei Cappucini. An absolute wonder and a must-see in Palermo.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • Do not miss the coffin of Rosalia Lombardo.
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 424 things to do in Palermo
    • A true curiosity 17/12/2018
    • Worth a visit! 11/12/2018
    • Catacombe dei Cappuccini
    Address:
    Piazza Cappuccini 1
    90129, Palermo, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 091 212117
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    3:00 PM - 12:30 AM
    Other:
  • Tempio di Segesta
    Ancient Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    aledwige Says:

    A beautiful Greek temple and theatre that were built to make the best of their natural surroundings.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Calatafimi-Segesta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must see 11/12/2018
    • Ok temple 13/11/2018
    • Tempio di Segesta
    Address:
    Contrada Barbaro SNC
    91013 Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0924 952356
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Other:
  • Funierice Service
    Tramways, Mass Transportation Systems
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    aledwige Says:

    Take the cable car from Trapani up to the fortified village of Erice for a trip back in time.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 42 things to do in Erice
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Relaxing trip up the mountain 11/11/2018
    • Very beautiful view on Trapani and Egadi Island 02/11/2018
    • Funierice Service
    Address:
    Strada Provinciale 31
    Corner via Capua
    91016, Erice, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0923 869720
    Price range:
    US$ 11 - US$ 11
    Hours:
    Mon
    1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Tue - Fri
    7:45 AM - 1:00 AM
    Sat - Sun
    8:45 AM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
  • Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi)
    Ancient Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    aledwige Says:

    A great place to spend a half day walking amongst the temples. I believe they also have night openings in summer for those who might want to avoid the heat.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 78 things to do in Agrigento
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Magical Place 16/12/2018
    • Amazing Historic Sites 15/12/2018
    • Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi)
    Address:
    Piazza Archeologica 1
    Via Panoramica Dei Templi
    92100, Agrigento, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0922 621657
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • Villa Romana del Casale
    Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    aledwige Says:

    This villa has the most intricate mosaics that I have seen outside of a museum. It is a little further inland but well worth a detour.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 47 things to do in Piazza Armerina
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Don’t Miss This. P. S. It’s easy to miss 20/11/2018
    • Excellent mosaics 17/11/2018
    • Villa Romana del Casale
    Address:
    Strada Provinciale 90
    Piazza Armerina, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0935 684148
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Ragusa Ibla
    Historic Walking Areas
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    aledwige Says:

    Set on two hills, the town of Ragusa has great vistas and will delight those who enjoy a good display of Baroque architecture.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Hidden Gems
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 64 things to do in Ragusa
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Historic Centre 13/12/2018
    • A very interesting town even in winter 08/12/2018
    • Ragusa Ibla
    Phone:
    +39 0932 184 6367
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • Ortigia
    Islands
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    aledwige Says:

    Siracusa's historical island is a labyrinth of small streets and is a key place for foodies. For a gastronomical treat, try restaurant Le Vin de l'Assassin.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 123 things to do in Syracuse
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Cute town 17/12/2018
    • Ortigia in Early December 15/12/2018
    • Ortigia
    Address:
    Corso Umberto
    96100, Syracuse, Sicily
    Italy
  • Taormina
    Destinations
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    aledwige Says:

    Walk down down the pedestrian main street with its many shops, enjoy the 'English Gardens' and finish the day at the Greek Theater.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Taormina
  • Monte Etna
    Geologic Formations, Volcanoes, Mountains
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    aledwige Says:

    No trip to Sicily is complete before you have walked on the barren slopes of Mount Etna. Be careful as the weather changes quickly the further up you go.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Nature Lover
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 167 things to do in Catania
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best guide ever! 14/12/2018
    • Mount Etna 11/12/2018
    • Monte Etna
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