There are Sicily day trips to please every taste. Independent of the breathtaking scenery and the lure of the Mediterranean Sea, your Sicily holiday could possibly offer many exciting things to do, many which the typical tourist may not have thought of. For example, your Sicilian vacation could include a vessel tour around the Aeolian Islands, a stop by at an area winery, a mud bath in Vulcano, visits to historical, classic ruins to fully capture a little bit of the famed history of the island, or even mountain skiing down the Mount Etna volcano.
The Aeolian Islands are an archipelago of eight islands with volcanoes and gorgeous natural beauty. A boat cruise around the islands is saturated in breathtaking vistas from atop the turquoise Mediterranean waters engulfing sights to not be missed.
A tiny more unusual experience will be taking a mud bath in Vulcano, among the Aeolian Islands located 10 minutes from Lipari. The Laghetto di Fanghi mud baths are well-known for their relaxing and therapeutic qualities (even if it’s a little smelly). Afterwards a soak in the sea where underwater springs create an all-natural hot Jacuzzi is advised for the greatest in relaxation.
From Taormina a definite must is really a tour is really a tour within the city. The day trip includes a stop by at the Greco-Roman Theatre, an impressive piece of Roman architecture, and taormina private tours around the general public gardens. The trip continues across the coastline and up to the majestic pyramid of Mount Etna which presents scenes of indescribable beauty. The
The tourist can also take a tour inland to see the country-side-the famous Godfather country. Here the peaceful atmosphere is placed against stunning mountain views looking out over the distant sea.
A stop by at an area winery with a Sicilian cooking lesson also makes a great tour for the tourist trying to find something different.
Types of other tours the tourist may enjoy include: In Trapani, the “Myth, History and Ancient Cookies: Erice and Segesta” tour, which is a full day private tour to understand about the annals of Sicily, view a Greek temple and theatre, and sample the almond cookies and marzipan from ancient recipes; the “Alcantara Gorge and Fancavilla” tour, which is a private tour across the gorge to witness how a lava flows affected the river creating the impressive gorges and ravines and where in fact the tourist can rent hip-waders to have the entire river experience; there’s also the “Messina Taormina Jewish Tour” where visitors can see the Jewish quarter in the town of Messina.
The traveler has many choices on how to see Sicily, depending upon how active or adventurous they want to be. They could relax in luxury and cruise around the island by boat (also visiting the Aeolian Islands) or they can relax in a private rented car by having an English-speaking guide. They could traverse the mountain summit by hiking it, or they can cycle around the island by renting bicycles. They could get escorted bus tours or take walking excursion around the cities making their very own discoveries. They could go in groups or be privately escorted. They could ski, swim, hike, walk, or ride-whatever suits their pleasure.
From historical tours to begin to see the Sicilian history come to life, to exciting adventure tours hiking up an active volcano, Sicily supplies the tourist an abundance of items to see and do. Beautiful scenery, fun beach vacations, the country-side, the market-places, fantastic food and wine excursions, ancient architecture, exploring marvels like volcanoes, experiencing healthful mud baths-all will award the traveler with a great Sicily holiday.
I’ve loved Sicily for as far back as I will remember and I return to the island paradise every chance I get. My grandparents came to America out of this beautiful land in the first 1900’s, bringing with all of them the tradition and passion that’s Sicily. From the beautiful beaches and Roman architecture, to the heavenly food and romantic charm.