There are many popular cities in Sicily, but we believe that each town and villages on the island are also worth visiting. They are as stunning and many things and sites to offer, from historical treasures to gastronomic delights and friendliness of the people.
Sicily is larger than some countries and smaller than some states. However, its beauty is equivalent to a paradise. With nine provinces, various amazing towns and heritage sites, exploring it for a lifetime is not enough. To keep you started, we listed below the most popular cities in Sicily. They are homes to many lovely places in the region as well as our favourite getaway escapes.
Popular Cities in Sicily
- Aeolian Islands
Sounded so Greek but these charming islands are actually in Sicily! They are part of the small islands that also formed Sicily and lie on the cobalt blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. You can access them the mainland by boat or plane. It is a great experience to discover the islands during mid Spring and Summer so if you have extra time; we suggest adding them on your bucket list. Or better, come back again and focus your next vacation in discovering these hidden gems.
If you love history and myths, you will have a great time learning about Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples and the ruins of old Greek colonies. You can see Doric temples built thousands of years ago. The site features the ancient city of Akragas and its remains. From the old city walls to Greek temples of gods and goddesses that protected and served the town, catacombs as well as walls.
When we talk about Catania, Mount Etna comes to mind. It is thrilling to visit the landscape queen of Sicily but there are many things to do in Catania centre too other than hiking Etna. It is a bustling city with its modern and cultural sides combined. Touring the historical sites is best done by foot as they are next to each other or you can pass by less famous site but interesting ones. It has its fair share of stunning baroque and liberty style architectures. There are many bars and restaurants around too so nightlife is never dull.
The seaside town of Cefalu is 70 km from Palermo and a must visit if you are staying in the capital. Either hop on the train or have a joy ride to see this scenic village.