Opening up the secrets of southeastern Sicily
Packed with Unesco World Heritage sites, sandy Mediterranean beaches, and hills striped with dry stone walls and dotted with carob, almond and olive trees, the southeastern corner of Sicily has a character all of its ...
Places in Sicily
The Ionian Coast is dotted with Sicily's superlatives – the island's highest volcano, Mt Etna, is here; the queen of all resorts, Taormina, perches on a clifftop; and it's home to Sicily's second-largest city, Catania. Catania is the region's centre, a wonderful and shabby city with a great pulse and active street- and nightlife.
Syracuse & The Southeast
With its outstanding classical ruins, beautiful baroque towns and sandy beaches, this is Sicily's top draw. The temptation is to stay in Syracuse, hanging out in the piazzas and sunning yourself on the seafront, but drag yourself away and you'll be rewarded with some of Sicily's most charming towns.
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Smokin'! Sicily's volcanic hotspots
Hot, dry, wracked by earthquake and eruption, Sicily marks the point where Europe is no longer entirely Europe...
Exploring the mysteries of Sicily
Sicily, the Mediterranean’s largest island, has a culture entirely of its own and harbours a sinister history. Lift the lid on Italy’s volcanic island with Lonely Planet Magazine’s guide...
A food voyage through Sicily
Sicily's food is so good that even the mobsters in The Godfather turned to it for comfort. Indeed, the cuisine of Sicily is respected as one of the most exciting and exotic, but also as one of the most traditional...
40 free things to do in Rome
Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth...