Top Travel Themes – Tyrrhenian Coast

Archaeological Sites Abandon your deck chair and umbrella for a few mornings to soak up history rather than the sun while visiting the ruins of ancient settlements such as Tyndaris and Halaesa.

Churches Every town, however small, seems to have a lavishly decorated church gracing its main piazza. Start a survey of the best at the magnificent Duomo di Cefalù.

Fabulous Fortresses This coast has been fortified against possible invaders for millennia. Check out three of the region's most sensationally sited strongholds at Caccamo, Milazzo and Cefalù.

Monti Madonie Take a driving tour through the Madonie mountains, visiting historic hilltop villages and dining in acclaimed restaurants along the way.

Slow Food Discover the delights of local food products, dishes and traditions when eating your way through the Madonie and Nebrodi regional parks.