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.
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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Tips and articles
Italy's seven best hikes: majestic mountains, dramatic coastlines and smouldering volcanoes
While Italy's natural wonders are well documented, it isn't until you strike out into the wild mountains and trek along its vertiginous coastlines that you realise how bella this country really is...
Dare to taste: Palermo's authentic street food
The capital of multicultural Sicily, Palermo regularly ranks as one of the world’s top destinations for street food...
Italy's six best road trips
With a network of well-maintained roads that weave through a landscape of snow-capped peaks, plunging coastlines, lakes and historic towns, Italy offers plenty of epic driving...
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 ...