Sunday in Italy – free museums in Sicily


Do you know that the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage a program called #IovadoalMuseo? It offers free entrance every first Sunday of the month to Italy and also Sicily.

Travelling to Sicily does not need to be expensive with cheap holiday rentals, local services, and projects like this. You can find ways to fit your budget and be creative. Enjoy the unique Sicilian experience without spending too much.

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5 ways to spend New Year’s Eve in Sicily


Sicily is famous as a dream destination which offers a lovely mix of traditions and plenty of choices for adventures. In case you are looking for the best places to stay for Christmas and New Year breaks, Sicily in Italy is the right island for you. Come and join us as we end the year with amazing memories and welcome a fresh start. Here are the 5 ways to spend New Year’s Eve and the first days of the year in Sicily.

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Sicilian Culture Facts | Some tips to be polite

SicilyShortStay will identify all the Sicilian culture facts you need to know before visiting Sicily or while staying on the island. Maybe, just out of curiosity. Feel free to send us your messages by email on info@sicilyshortstay.com. You may also comment on any blogs related to our Sicily Trivia posts so we can see your inquiries quickly. We are tackling this first question below. We hope it can help you, enjoy your stay in Sicily!

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BEST DESTINATIONS IN SICILY – The Ultimate List

Visit the best destinations in Sicily with SicilyShortStay. We have a variety of Sicily holiday rentals in popular cities and towns. Select the best places for you in Sicily. Sicily can be anything you want it to be. For one thing, it is a dream or a charming refuge.

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Hades and Persephone in Sicily, a love story

Obsession or one true love? The myth of Hades and Persephone

The myth of Hades and his wife Persephone whose love story believed to begin in the island of Sicily described the genesis of the four seasons such as Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.  

Greek Mythology is always fascinating; it has an unthinkable explanation for almost any phenomenon. It could either be just fallacies or real accounts of the forgotten past. No one will know if myths are true or their characters really did exist. However, the legends of these heroes and heroines, fantasy or not, gave colour to the stories of the past. The divine interventions that watch over the earth and protect nature, space and humanity.

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The Ghost Island of Sicily: Isola Ferdinandea

If the ghost island of Sicily, Isola Ferdinandea exists, perhaps Atlantis too?

Sicily is a region with lush islands at the foot of Italy. A couple of hundred years ago, almost forgotten by many, a volcanic island appeared in Sicily between Tunisia and the mainland. It is the ghost island of Isola Ferdinandea. The island erupted, submerged and had never been seen again.

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Best Wines in Sicily – SicilyShortStay List

Firstly, for good wine lovers, you are spoiled for choices of best wines in Sicily. Sicily produced wines significantly all over the island, thanks to its mild climate. Many are known while others are less, but equally of excellent quality and taste. We listed Ten of the Best Wines in Sicily. However, there are a lot more of similar quality.

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Unique Sicilian customs and traditions


SicilyShortStay listed below the 10 unique Sicilian customs and traditions that you might encounter while visiting the island. Sicilian culture is as impressive as Sicily’s majestic landscapes and historical sites. These Sicilian traits are so unique that you cannot miss them! We have asked locals and immigrants in Sicily to tell us their impression through the years.

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Winter in Cefalu | Where to spend winter in Sicily?

When everywhere else is filled with snow and very chilly weather, winter in the beautiful seaside town of Cefalu Sicily enjoys a warm to mildly cold climate.

Living near Cefalù, we are lucky to have been here for more than 100 times. We go here for beach trips, night outs, pizza days, and more. Attend a mass, bike, hike, for casual walks or to eat gelato. Maybe, we took thousands of pictures of the town already. They are different activities, the same glorious setting. Its appeal remains, charming and intimate. No filters or photo editors can beat its beauty in person. Cefalù is delightful all year long in all four seasons.

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Weather in Italy all year round

What is the weather in Italy all year round? Italy has a warm Mediterranean kind of climate, meaning it experiences extreme summers and winters. Travelling to Italy requires preparation when it comes to what type of clothes to bring. Aside from the seasons, the geographical location of the regions also plays a factor. It is in what kind of weather you can expect.

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