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An Insider’s Pocket Guide To Sicily: Spring Edition

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Sicily Insider’s Pocket Guide is a short and fun guide with just a few explanations, but it’s everything you will need for your perfect stay in Sicily.

Spring is finally here! Which means it’s a perfect time to visit Sicily!

There are way too many places that you must see and things you must do in Sicily, but here is a small selection of some of the best ones.

Read also: The 9 Prettiest Paradise Beaches of Sicily

Quick Sicily Travel Guide

Sicily Accommodation: San Domenico Palace and Grand Hotel Timeo for luxury accommodation in Taormina, and Casa Nostra Boutique Hotel or Palazzo Natoli Boutique Hotel for intimate vibes in Palermo. Dome or B&B Oriental Palace in Catania. Room Of Andrea Hotel or Gaura Apartments in Trapani. Le Tre Campane Ortigia or Palazzo Alfeo Aparthotel in Syracuse. Principe Di Salina Boutique Hotel or Il Gabbiano Relais in Stromboli on the Aeolian Islands.

Top Sicily Activities:

Must visit places in Sicily

Piazza Pretoria in Palermo

The places you can’t miss this spring in Sicily.

City tours

  • Palermo
  • Monreale
  • Cefalù
  • Taormina
  • Syracuse
  • Ragusa
  • Noto
  • Modica

Small towns & monuments

  • Sant’Elia
  • Gangi
  • Villa Romana del Casale
  • Marzamemi
  • Valley of the Temples
Zingaro Nature Reserve

Nature

  • Pamper yourself in hot springs of Terme di Segesta.
  • Explore the amazing nature of Zingaro Nature Reserve.
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of Palermo from top of Mount Pellegrino.
  • Hike on Etna volcano.

Things you must eat in Sicily

  • Eat a cannolo in Eurobar of Dattilo.
  • Eat a sandwich with spleen prepared by Rocky Basile in Palermo.
  • Eat a granita with brioche in Bambar of Taormina.
  • Eat an arancina/o in Salumeria Scollo of Catania.
  • Eat panelle e crocchè in Nni Francu U Vastiddaru of Palermo.
Sunrise in Palermo

Things you must do in Sicily

  • Visit Greek theatres in Taormina, Syracuse and Segesta.
  • Go see the Flower Festival in Noto on May 15th.
  • Participate in a wine tasting tour in one of the wineries.
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Palermo.

Please note: this guide doesn’t include any beaches, small islands or activities related to the sea, which is a must if you visit Sicily in the summer (from May to October).

Please let us know if this guide was useful for you during your stay in Sicily. Which was your favorite place? And what would you recommend to visit to all the first time visitors? Let us know in the comments.

All the photos in this article were taken by Chiara Magi. Book your travel photoshoot in Palermo here or write us at [email protected].

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Chiara Magi
Chiara Magi
I'm a photographer and filmmaker, and most of all probably the biggest lover of Sicily! I am also the creator of Sicily Insider, sharing the best travel information, tips and advice.

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