General Information about Sicily
Originally known as the Kingdom of Sicily when Sicily ruled over southern Italy and Malta but is now a region of Italy. Sicily is also the largest island of the Mediterranean Sea and is home to many beautiful beaches. Getting to Sicily is easy with regular flights travelling to the island as well as many ferry's that also travel to the smaller islands surrounding Sicily.
While you are visiting this magical island you will be able to wander through some fascinating Romanesque cathedrals as well as being able to view some of the islands historical architecture. Sicily is also home to some of the world best kept Greek temples and baroque palaces.
You are guaranteed to be in heaven as you sample some of Sicily's finest cuisines ranging from fresh seafood to mouthwatering cannoli. You will find some of Italy's freshest foods on the island as well as a fine selection of wines. With Sicily's amazing hospitality you will be guaranteed to fall in love with this beautiful island.
Find Out About The Climate In Sicily
Sicily has a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers with averages of 35 degrees. Winters are mild and short with lows of 10 degrees with most of the rain falling. Summers are long and hot with July and August being the hottest while spring is unpredictable and varies each year.
Geographical Information On Sicily
Sicily can be located in southern Europe, extending into the central Mediterranean Sea. Its neighbours are Austria, France, Holy Sea, San Marino, Slovenia, Switzerland and Tunisia. It has a coastline of 7,600 kilometres with a total landmass of 294,020 square metres and is one of the largest islands in Europe. Most of the country is rugged and mountainous with Mount Etna measuring up to 3350 metres. The capital city is Palermo and has a population over 58,103,033
Festivals and Events
Discover What's Happening In Sicily
February is a great time to visit Sicily with the Almond Blossom Festival with thousands of almond trees in full bloom. Held at Agrigento with festivities lasting over two weeks. July is when the famous Feast of Santa Rosalia is held in the town of Palermo. The town is transformed into an open-air theatre with bands, dancers, feasts and fireworks. The main feature of the festival is the Carro which is a 15m high float on a huge cart drawn by horses through the streets. In the town of San Vito Lo Capo the International Couscous Festival draws cooks from all over the world and lasts for three days full of feasting, dancing, and live music.
Hotels in Sicily
Below are a selection of Hotels located in Sicily, Italy. Alternatively, you can browse through all Sicily Hotels.
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