There are many reasons why you should book cheap flights to Sicily, including fascinating and important historic sites, a vibrant culinary culture and of course the hot climate.
The island of Sicily is famous for its excellent food including olives and ricotta, and many places serve fabulous seafood treats such as swordfish. Sicily also has a reputation for the best deserts in Italy, and you’ll love the cannoli, cassata and arancini. The capital Palermo in particular offers the hungry traveller plenty of wonderful cuisine options.
Active explorers will want to take on the legendary Mount Etna. See the famous solidified rivers of lava along its slopes during summer, or even go on a tour in a Fiat 500 themed on “The Godfather”, but get flights to Sicily during winter if you’d rather be skiing down the mountain.
There are many atmospheric and dramatic ancient ruins to visit in Sicily and there are five UNESCO World Heritage sites. The island has been shaped by the Romans, Greeks and Normans amongst others. The Villa Romana del Casale contains the biggest, most intricate collection of Roman mosaics in the world and is unmissable. The nearby city of Piazza Armerina itself has plenty of historic architecture such as the large baroque cathedral with its renowned two-sided crucifix. Another highlight is the dramatic Valley of Temples near Agrigento, which sits on a high peak overlooking the sea and includes the excellently preserved Temple of Concord and the large Temple of Zeus.