Sicily – the "Queen of the Mediterranean Islands" with beautiful beaches and impressive mountain ranges
Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, will captivate you with its diversity. From mighty mountain ranges - Peloritani, Nebrodi, Madonie, Iblei - to beautiful coasts, as well as some smaller islands, such as Eolie, Lipari, Ustica Egadi, Pantelleria and Pelagie, Sicily offers something for every taste. Last but not least, the island is home to the largest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. On the coasts you will find steep rocky cliffs on the one hand and on the other flat, idyllic sandy beaches with crystal-clear turquoise water inviting you to swim and snorkel.
Originally, Sicily was a Greek colony. The Hellenistic heritage is significant and not to be overlooked, but Romanesque and Norman traces can also be found here, making the island a real treasure chest of European history. The capital Palermo, located in the northwest of the island, is definitely worth a visit and offers an interesting culture such as Byzantine mosaics, German imperial tombs and Baroque churches. In smaller towns such as Catania or Agrigento you will also find numerous remains of architecture from different cultures and archaeological sites.
Sicily is a year-round destination. For a relaxing beach holiday, the months of June, July and September are ideal. During this time, the sea has a pleasant temperature and it is not unbearably hot. Spring and September to November are good times for hiking or touring the island. So Sicily has something to offer for every type of holiday: whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday, want to experience interesting culture, would like to discover the delicious Sicilian cuisine or are planning an active holiday with hiking and water sports - everyone will find what they are looking for on this versatile Italian Mediterranean island.