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Top Choice Archaeological Site in Western Sicily

Ruins of Segesta

One of western Sicily's must-see attractions, the ruins of Segesta straddle a lonely hilltop less than an hour from Palermo and Trapani. The archaeological site's centrepiece, just uphill from the ticket office, is …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Western Sicily

Ruins of Selinunte

The ancient Greek metropolis of Selinunte was built in the 7th century BC on a promontory overlooking the sea, and over two and a half centuries became one of the world's richest and most powerful cities. Destroyed …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Selinunte

Acropolis

The Acropolis, the heart of Selinunte's political and social life, occupies a slanted plateau overlooking the now-silted-up Gorgo di Cottone. Huddled in the southeastern part are five temples (A, B, C, D and O). Vir…
Top Choice Park in Golfo di Castellammare

Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro

This coastal nature reserve is a hiker's paradise and a haven for wildlife, including the rare Bonelli’s eagle and 40 other bird species. Wild carob and bright yellow euphorbia dust the hillsides, along with 700 oth…
Top Choice Cave in Levanzo

Grotta del Genovese

Between 6000 and 10,000 years old, the Upper Palaeolithic wall paintings and neolithic incised drawings at the Genovese Cave were discovered in 1949 by Francesca Minellono, a painter from Florence who was holidaying…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Selinunte

Eastern Temples

The eastern temples are the most stunning of all Selinunte's ruins, crowned by the majestic Temple E. Built in the 5th century BC and reconstructed in 1958, Temple E stands out due to its completeness; as you walk f…
Top Choice Seafood in Selinunte

Da Vittorio

Travellers with their own vehicles should consider detouring 15km east of Selinunte to this venerable eatery on the Porto Palo beachfront. In business for five decades, Da Vittorio has earned a reputation as one of …
Top Choice Seafood in Castellammare del Golfo

Ristorante Del Golfo

This perennial Castellammare favourite serves seafood delights such as scampi marinati all'arancia (prawns marinated in orange juice), linguine gamberi pistacchio e bottarga (pasta with shrimp, pistachios and cured …
Top Choice Seafood in Marettimo

Trattoria Il Veliero

Just north of the hydrofoil dock, this family-run waterfront eatery is a seafood-lover's fantasy. Chef-owner Peppe Bevilacqua goes to the market daily, picking out the freshest catches. Superbly prepared Sicilian cl…
Top Choice Modern Sicilian in San Vito Lo Capo

Syráh

Offering prime people-watching a few steps from the beach in San Vito's pedestrianised restaurant row, this local favourite shows off chef Vito Cipponeri's creative twists on classic Sicilian ingredients. Audacious …