For forty years we have been introducing our guests to the hidden gems of Sicily; places that have taken our breath away, caused us to pause in wonder and excited our senses. This is not to say that we do not appreciate the smoking spectacle of Mount Etna, the archaeological splendours at Agrigento, the chaotic (yet enrapturing) nature of Palermo and the glorious beaches which line the island's coast. It is more that we have found the island to come to life when venturing away from the beaten tourist track.
We were therefore delighted to see Wanderlust dedicated an article to the natural, lesser-known attractions of Sicily.
Perhaps we can add a few more!
Sicily’s highest mountain is also one of its greatest attractions. Mount Etna is 3,327 metres high and is one of three active volcanoes in Italy – the others being Vesuvius (near Naples) and Stromboli (Aeolian Islands). Located on the east coast of Sicily between Messina and Catania, Etna is considered as one of the safest volcanoes in the world, with constant monitoring. There are local communities living around the site and various tourist spots in the vicinity. Guided walks and jeep tours are offered during its less active periods.